Sisi’s Brand of Islam

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/85621 Sisi’s call for religious renewal falls within the regime’s attempt to centralize power in its hands, by creating a top-down version of state sponsored Islam, anchored in conservative social values. Read more at original link

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Maternal education to curb female genital mutilation: evidence from Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Mesbah Sharaf and Ahmed Rashad Original Link: https://theforum.erf.org.eg/2021/10/17/maternal-education-curb-female-genital-mutilation-evidence-egypt/ Education is widely considered a protective factor against risky health practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM). This column summarises evidence-based research that evaluates the causal impact...

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Brotherhood: Challenges of Reality & Options of Confrontation

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Almuneir Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/brotherhood-challenges-of-reality-options-of-confrontation/ With the outbreak of Covid-19 in Egypt and amid escalating calls for the release of detainees in Egyptian prisons, the crisis of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) with the current Egyptian regime has re-emerged, given that among...

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Mixed news for Egypt’s economy

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/weekly-briefing-lebanons-power-grid-shuts-down#mabrouk Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, better known by its acronym, CAPMAS, invariably concentrates on the figures, regardless of their political connotations. The latest figures show that overall inflation in both...

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Burning ambition: Egypt’s return to regional leadership and how Europe should respond

Source: European Council on Foreign Relations Author(s): Hafsa Halawa Original Link: https://ecfr.eu/publication/burning-ambition-egypts-return-to-regional-leadership-and-how-europe-should-respond/ “Egypt is back” is the message Egyptian foreign policy officials wish to send to their counterparts across the globe. Shifting regional dynamics have prompted Egypt to adopt a more active foreign...

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The Transformative Politics and Memory of the Maspero Massacre

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Miray Philips Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-transformative-politics-and-memory-of-the-maspero-massacre/ When Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the former head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), died on September 21, 2021, the Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement offering their...

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What Anwar Sadat’s murder 40 years ago meant for the Middle East

Source: Bruce Riedal Author(s): Brookings Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2021/10/01/what-anwar-sadats-murder-40-years-ago-meant-for-the-middle-east/ Forty years ago, on October 6, 1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated by Islamist terrorists in Cairo. I was then the Egypt analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and had just published an...

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Impact of Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on Egypt’s National Security

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Dr. Tarek Abboud Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/impact-of-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-on-egypts-national-security/ The Egyptian people, state, and institutions have recently been preoccupied with the developments of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) due to the significance of the Nile River to Egyptians. The Nile River is...

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Egypt between regional matches and post-Covid revival

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/legitto-tra-partite-regionali-e-rilancio-post-covid-31820 In a context, the Middle East, where there is an apparent realignment of alliances and power relations between the main geopolitical players in the area, Egypt continues to focus on...

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Growing Relations between Egypt and Russia: Strategic Alliance or Marriage of Convenience?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/growing-relations-between-egypt-and-russia-strategic-alliance-or-marriage-of-convenience/ On August 22nd, Egypt’s Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohammad Zaki made a trip to Russia with a high-level military delegation. Zaki attended the seventh meeting of the...

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Behind the tense relationship between Sisi and Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): AbdelRahman Khaldoun Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/behind-the-tense-relationship-between-sisi-and-al-azhar-grand-sheikh/ Al-Azhar Al-Sharif as a religious institution is central to the complex relationship between religion and politics in Egypt. Al-Azhar’s position in the political system is highly complicated and problematic due to...

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