The irony for some is that the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters remain the upholders of the ballot box's legitimacy, writes Maha Azzam.
The fact that [the US] was reluctant to [condemn the coup for what it was early on] gave the green light to the military to carry out the repressive and brutal measures against protesters, says Maza Azzam.
David Butler says that the clampdown on protest camps was 'not a huge surprise'.
Had the Egyptian or Iraqi governments sought equitable sharing when they were the more powerful state, their people might today have enjoyed the benefit of a fair and established water-sharing regime, writes Mark Zeitoun in The World Today.
[Tamarod's] success is not down to collecting signatures and protesting, it's down to the backing of the armed and security forces, says Maha Azzam.
[His visit] made it clear to the transitional government and the generals that the outside world is watching this sensitive situation, and is not giving up its demand for democratization, said Maha Azzam.
I think it's clear that the issue is the role of the military in politics. Sisi is very much at the forefront in the process of undermining the democratic process, says Maha Azzam.
For [Assad] this is a double-edged sword because if Islamists are on the wane, then his main message of him being the only alternative will also be weakened, argued Nadim Shehadi.
'The cash was badly needed,' said David Butter. 'The Saudi, Kuwaiti and Emirati money is doing the... job of keeping the country away from bankruptcy.'
Chatham House, July 2013
This is a transcript of an event held at Chatham House on 11 July 2013.
The panel discussed the future of Egypt's political process following the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi and its impact on the wider region.