Development of the military situation in Sinai – June

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-june/ The month of June witnessed many attacks carried out by the Islamic State’s local affiliate, Sinai Province, against the Egyptian police forces both in the center and outskirts of the city of El Arish, North Sinai. In this report, we...

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Sinai Deportees and Prospects of Protracted Conflict (1)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Nouran Hassan Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-deportees-and-prospects-of-protracted-conflict-1/ Forceful eviction operations have started in North Sinai since 2014 to ‘establish a buffer zone’ to embattle ISIS-affliated militants who gained hold of the northern governorate during the turbulent years between 2011-2014. A recent...

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TIMEP Brief: LGBTQ Human Rights in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link:  https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-briefs/timep-brief-lgbtq-human-rights-in-egypt/ During the rule of former president Hosni Mubarak and under current President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi, the Egyptian government has appealed to its conservative base by positioning itself as a moral authority, instituting...

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New NGO law criticized as mere cosmetic change

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Rana Mamdouh Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/07/17/feature/politics/new-ngo-law-criticized-as-mere-cosmetic-change/ Parliament overwhelmingly approved on Monday a new law governing the operations of non-governmental organizations to replace a 2017 law currently in place. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi first called for the 2017 law to be amended in...

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EGYPT: DRAFT NEW NGO LAW RETAINS REPRESSIVE ESSENCE OF OLD ONE

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/0715/2019/en/ Despite the Egyptian government’s claims to the contrary, a draft new NGO law passed by parliament yesterday preserves the repressive essence of the law of 2017 currently in force and would help perpetuate the devastating crackdown on human rights defenders...

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Political Implications of President Morsi’s Demise

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Badr Shafei Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/political-implications-of-president-morsis-demise/ Death of someone may have some social consequences after the family’s loss of their bread winner; where the wife becomes a widow and the children become orphans. Sometimes, the deceased’s family is subjected to attitudes of cupidity both from...

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An Own Goal in Cairo

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79507 The early exit of the Egyptian national team from the African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt was considered a double loss by many people in the country. It was a sporting loss, given Egypt’s elimination by South Africa on July 6. But it was also a loss in terms of morals, because

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The Unfinished History Between America and the Muslim Brotherhood

Source: Hudson Institute Author(s): Mohamed-Ali Adraoui Original Link: https://www.hudson.org/research/15136-the-unfinished-history-between-america-and-the-muslim-brotherhood On July 11, 2018 the U.S. Congress’s Subcommittee on National Security organized a series of hearings on “The Muslim Brotherhood’s Global Threat.”1 The purpose was to determine what dangers the Muslim Brotherhood poses to...

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Mohamed-Ali Adraoui

Dr. Mohamed-Ali Adraoui is a French Political Scientist working on contemporary International Relations and contemporary Islam. He holds a Ph.D. from Sciences Po in Paris for his work on contemporary Salafism. Currently, Dr. Adraoui is a Visiting Researcher here at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign

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Egypt’s FY2019-20 Budget & Govt.’s Alleged Achievements

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abdelhafez Alsawy Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-fy2019-20-budget-govt-s-alleged-achievements/ On Tuesday 25 June 2019, immediately after the Egyptian parliament ratified the state’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget, Egypt’s Minister of Finance Dr. Mohamed Maait said in an interview with Bloomberg TV that Egypt is in talks with the IMF...

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The Death of Morsi and Its Implications for the Muslim Brotherhood

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Alison Pargeter Original Link:  https://jamestown.org/program/the-death-of-morsi-and-its-implications-for-the-muslim-brotherhood/ The death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on June 17 sent shockwaves through the Muslim Brotherhood. While Morsi’s death may have been predictable given the former president’s...

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Some people prefer working in the shadows

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Osman El Sharnoubi Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/07/12/feature/economy/some-people-prefer-working-in-the-shadows/ Egypt’s vast informal economy has drawn the focus of government officials in recent years. Authorities have been looking to merge the informal economy with the formal economy as quickly as possible in order to boost official economic...

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