Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 02/2012

The Egyptian Revolution and its Aftermath

Mohamed Elagati (ed)

June 2011

The Polish Institute of International Affairs


The paper offers a thorough background of events that led to and later have become to be known as the 25 January Revolution, resulting in the ouster of Egypt’s long-time president, Hosni Mubarak. Next, the authors go on to provide a meticulous analysis of possible future roles for key stakeholders affecting the still fluid and largely unpredictable Egyptian political scene—the military, the labour movements and religious groupings, with the often vilified Muslim Brotherhood at the epicenter. The paper concludes with an assessment of the role that the international community has played during the struggle epitomised by the events in the Tahrir Square, and provides an outlook for the future of the process that has begun five months ago.