While his election victory came as no surprise, consolidating further political control while addressing economic and security challenges could be a challenge.
Detractors and admirers alike embrace the same misunderstandings.
Egypt’s preexisting climate of pro-Islamist sectarianism is an important, and sometimes overlooked, reason.
Jonathan Powell argues that talking to terrorists has brought peace in the past. But the Islamic State really is different.
Sure, the democratic revolution has stumbled. But there are also amazing signs of progress.