Saudi-Emirati-Egyptian Alliance Steering US Middle East Policy

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles W. Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/saudi-emirati-egyptian-alliance-steering-us-middle-east-policy/ The landscape of regional politics in the Middle East is in many ways more fluid than ever before, brought on, in large measure, by disorganized policymaking in Washington. Former President Barack Obama started the...

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Gas heats up the Eastern Mediterranean

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Geoffrey Aronson Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/gas-heats-eastern-mediterranean Competition for security and energy is at the center of recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. Countries from Egypt to Turkey are moving to secure, exploit, and market their (not always fair) share of the game-changing offshore natural gas...

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Parliament approves laws allowing Sisi to select judicial heads, stalemate continues over Council of Judicial Bodies

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Rana Mamdouh Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/06/24/feature/politics/parliament-approves-laws-allowing-sisi-to-select-judicial-heads-stalemate-continues-over-council-of-judicial-bodies/ On June 6, Parliament approved two laws that regulate how the heads of Egypt’s top judicial bodies are selected, granting the president greater powers over the...

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Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Is in the Works. What Does the Region Think?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): ZAHA HASSAN, SARAH YERKES, YASMINE FAROUK, MICHELE DUNNE, MARWAN MUASHER, INTISSAR FAKIR, FEDERIGA BINDI, JAKE WALLES Original Link:  https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/06/24/trump-s-middle-east-peace-plan-is-in-works.-what-does-region-think-pub-79365 Since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump has said he wants to strike a peace deal between Israelis and...

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Federiga Bindi

Federiga Bindi is a nonresident scholar in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace working on European politics, EU foreign policy, and transatlantic relations. Bindi is also the Jean Monnet Chair and a professor of political science at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and a senior fellow and director of the

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Intissar Fakir

Intissar Fakir is a fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on political, security, and economic change in Morocco and other North African countries. Her research examines political Islam trends, local governance, social mobilization, and foreign policy.  She is also the editor in chief of Sada, Carnegie’s Middle East online journal. Previously, she

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Marwan Muasher

Marwan Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East. Muasher served as foreign minister (2002–2004) and deputy prime minister (2004–2005) of Jordan, and his career has spanned the areas of diplomacy, development, civil society, and communications. Muasher began his career as a journalist

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Zaha Hassan

Zaha Hassan is a human rights lawyer and visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her research focus is on Palestine-Israel peace, the use of international legal mechanisms by political movements, and U.S. foreign policy in the region. Previously, she was the coordinator and senior legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team during

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Triangle of Egypt, Hamas, and Israel Relations

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Dr. Adnan Abu Amer Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/triangle-of-egypt-hamas-and-israel-relations/ Several months after the Egypt-brokered humanitarian understandings between Hamas and Israel, there is growing talk in Israel that the Egyptian mediation between Israel and Hamas in Gaza serves Israel’s strategic objectives in the Gaza...

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Now That Morsi Is Gone, Sisi Should Ease His Crackdown

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Barak Barfi Original Link:  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/now-that-morsi-is-gone-sisi-should-ease-his-crackdown Mohamed Morsi’s death in a Cairo courthouse is an ignominious end for a man who briefly led the Arab world’s most populous country. Though in many ways little more than a figurehead, he nevertheless symbolized the...

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Lina Attalah

Lina Attalah is an Egyptian media figure and journalist. Attalah was the editor of the Egypt Independent before it was shut down, and later cofounded Mada Masr, an independent media platform, where she is the editor in chief. In addition to Egypt and the recent uprisings, her areas of interest include migration, border communities, technology,

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