Dina Shehata is a senior researcher and editor of Al-Malaf Al-Masry (the Egypt Brief) at Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies. Previously she held various posts including: special advisor to the United States Institute of Peace’s Muslim World Initiative and program officer at the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies. She is the author of Islamists and Secularists in Egypt: Opposition, Conflict & Cooperation.

Writing in the Cairo Review