Exeter expert offers insight into the Egypt conflict

Since the latest Egyptian conflict began at the end of June when protesters demanded the resignation of President Mohammed Morsi, The University of Exeter's specialist researchers have been at the forefront of international media commentary.

The University's Strategy and Security Institute (SSI) is a world-leading interdisciplinary research centre and partners with the Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC), NATOs UK HQ.

The institute’s Dr Omar Ashour is a United Nations consultant and a regular contributor to media outlets including the BBC, CBC, CNN, Sky News, al-Jazeera English, al-Jazeera Arabic, al-Arabiya, and others.

Dr Ashour has been offering insight and expertise to the media since Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was removed from office by the military following mass street protests against him.