Seven years have passed since Egypt’s revolution in 2011. While the revolutionary process ended with a military coup in 2013, counterrevolutionary actors established a powerful authoritarian regime in the country. While the regime in Cairo has continuously inflicted human rights violations on its citizens, it has tried to establish strong relations with international actors to gain international legitimacy. Despite its active foreign policy, the regime of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Egypt suffers from widespread criticism in the country due to its harsh policies on civil activists, bad management of the economy and widespread human rights violations. Due to this tense atmosphere, Egypt has not been able to establish well-functioning governance that would enjoy peaceful coexistence of political actors, economic wealth, a flourishing civil society and the elimination of the cycle of violence.