Egypt: New Moves to Crush Dissent

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/01/17/egypt-new-moves-crush-dissent Egyptian authorities increasingly relied on counterterrorism and state of emergency laws to crush peaceful dissent during 2018, including by prosecuting journalists and human rights activists, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. President Abdel Fattah...

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$2 billion dip in foreign currency reserves points to Egypt’s reliance on unsustainable investments

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Beesam Kassab Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/01/18/feature/economy/2-billion-dip-in-foreign-currency-reserves-points-to-egypts-reliance-on-unsustainable-investments/ When the Central Bank of Egypt posted monthly macroeconomic figures for the month of December last week, there was a surprise: Egypt’s foreign currency reserves had dropped for...

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World Report 2019 | Events of 2018

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/egypt Since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured a second term in a largely unfree and unfair presidential election in March, his security forces have escalated a campaign of intimidation, violence, and arrests against political opponents, civil society activists...

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Mirette F. Mabrouk

Mirette F. Mabrouk is an MEI senior fellow and director of the Institute’s Egypt Studies program. She was previously deputy director and director for research and programs at the Rafik Hariri for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council. An Egypt analyst who was previously a nonresident fellow at the Project for U.S. Relations with

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After CBS Interview: To What Extent Was Sisi Affected?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Monitoring and Documentation Unit at EIS Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/after-cbs-interview-to-what-extent-was-sisi-affected/   General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s interview with CBS TV network, which was broadcast via the famous “60 Minutes” program on 6 January 2019, has sparked a wide-range debate, especially after the US network had...

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A series of firsts for Egyptian gas forum

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/weekly-briefing-pompeos-visit-raises-more-questions-it-answers   The regional gas forum Egypt hosted yesterday saw several firsts. It was the first such forum that the country had hosted, the invitees aren’t usually found attending the same parties, and it has led to a declaration...

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Development of Security Scene in Sinai – Dec.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-security-scene-in-sinai-dec/   Operation Sinai 2018 has continued in North Sinai, increasing the suffering of citizens: displacing and arbitrarily arresting thousands, and extra-judicially killing hundreds, including children. The following chart shows a comparison...

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MEPP 2018 – 3rd & 4th Quarter Analysis

During the fourth quarter of 2018, 44 papers were published by 16 think tanks. This is three below par to the number of papers published in the third quarter by 14 institutions. Papers from the fourth quarter mostly dealt with topics such as civil society, military, economy, security, judicial affairs, human rights, Islamic institutions and

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While human rights linger on US radar, Pompeo Cairo visit focuses on regional cooperation

Source: Madamasr Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/01/11/feature/politics/while-human-rights-linger-on-us-radar-pompeo-cairo-visit-focuses-on-regional-cooperation/ US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo on Thursday ahead of his address on the role of the US in the Middle East...

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Strangling Civil Society

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne and Cassia Bardos Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/78098 Egyptian civil society activists are wondering what will come of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s November 2018 promise to amend the country’s controversial law on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Dialogues between Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali and a selection of the...

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The new geopolitics of the Middle East: America’s role in a changing region

Source: Brookings Author(s): Jeffrey Feltman, Samantha Gross, Martin Indyk, Kemal Kirişci, Suzanne Maloney, Bruce Riedel, Natan Sachs, Amanda Sloat, Angela Stent, Tamara Cofman Wittes, and Bruce Jones Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-new-geopolitics-of-the-middle-east-americas-role-in-a-changing-region/ DIRECTOR’S SUMMARY The perception of U.S. withdrawal from the Middle...

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