The EU should not monitor the Egyptian referendum, but instead push for political inclusion. The military coup of July 2013 did not only topple the government of President Mohammed Morsi, but it also suspended Egypt’s constitution. The constitution had been adopted through a referendum in December 2012 – only seven months prior to the ouster of Morsi. It was heavily criticized by... Continue Reading
Dr. Lars Brozus is a Senior Associate in the EU External Relations research division at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin. From 2006-2010, Brozus was the Managing Director of the Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood division at Freie Universität in Berlin. Dr. Stephan Roll is an Associate in Middle East and Africa division at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin. Since July 2012, he has been a member of the "Elite Change and New Social Mobilization in the Arab World" project.