Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 6- Issue 22) / studies

Ten Years After the January Revolution: What Is Left.. And What Is the future?

April 2021

April 2021

Wesam Fouad is an Egyptian intellectual and thinker. He is specialized in political sociology and has many studies and writings on the structure of the Egyptian State and mechanisms of rebuilding it.


This study proceeds through two axes: the first addresses the perceptions of a number of Arab, Egyptian and foreign experts and observers about the future, and the points of agreement and disagreement between them. In the second axis, the researcher presents a reading of the scene through three sub-axes. The first sub-axis starts from extrapolating features and indicators of the deep popular division. The second sub-axis relates to developments of the Egyptian political scene. The third sub-axis addresses the erosion of society’s sources of power, with a focus on businessmen, civil society and Al-Azhar institution. In conclusion, the paper introduces an outlook, taking into account the presence of relevant external variables.

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