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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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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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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Bruce Jones

  Bruce Jones is vice president and director of the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and a senior fellow in the Institution’s Project on International Order and Strategy. He is also a consulting professor at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. Jones’ research expertise and policy experience is in international security. His current research focus is on

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Angela Stent

  Angela Stent is director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and a professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University. She is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on post-Soviet affairs. During the 2015 to 2016 academic year, she was a

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Amanda Sloat

  Amanda Sloat is a Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings. She is also a fellow with the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Her areas of expertise include Turkey and Southern Europe, British politics,

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Natan Sachs

  Natan Sachs is a fellow in and director of the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. His work focuses on Israeli foreign policy, domestic politics, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and U.S.-Israeli relations. He is currently writing a book on Israeli grand strategy and its domestic origins. Sachs has taught on the Arab-Israeli conflict at Georgetown University’s

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Bruce Riedal

  Bruce Riedel is a senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, part of the Brookings Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. In addition, Riedel serves as a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy. He retired in 2006 after 30 years of service at the Central Intelligence Agency, including postings overseas. He

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Suzanne Maloney

  Suzanne Maloney is deputy director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow in the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy and Energy Security and Climate Initiative, where her research focuses on Iran and Persian Gulf energy. Her books include the 2008 monograph “Iran’s Long Reach” (United States Institute of Peace, 2008) as well...

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Kemal Kirisci

  Kemal Kirişci is the TÜSİAD senior fellow and director of the Center on the United States and Europe‘s Turkey Project at Brookings, with an expertise in Turkish foreign policy and migration studies. Within the project, Kirişci runs the Turkey Project Policy Paper series and frequently writes on the latest developments out of Turkey. His most recent book, “Turkey and the

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