Covid-19 in Egypt: Global Pandemics in Times of Authoritarianism

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Lucia Ardovini Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/covid-19-egypt-global-pandemics-times-authoritarianism-25653 The spread of COVID-19 has hit countries and regimes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region at a time already characterised by deep-seated issues, such as ongoing conflicts...

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Will Egypt’s Military Companies Float?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/04/07/will-egypt-s-military-companies-float-pub-81487 The proposal to list military businesses on the Egyptian Stock Exchange may founder due to issues of transparency, profitability, unfair competition, and legal ambiguity. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s Military and Jan. Revolution – Policies and Transformations

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-military-and-jan-revolution-policies-and-transformations/ The Egyptian military has dealt with the January 25 revolution 2011 from the early moments of its outbreak, according to a well-thought-out plan in order to achieve repositioning and ultimately re-establish its control over...

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Yasser Elnaggar

Ambassador Elnaggar is a MEI non-resident scholar and CEO of EN Investment. Previously, he served as CEO of the Chemical Industries Holding Company (HIHC) and prior to that as Egypt’s Principal Deputy Minister of Planning, Monitoring, and Administrative Reform and Principal Deputy Minister of Investment.  Ambassador Yasser Elnaggar has more than 25 years of experience as a...

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Whither the MFO? The US presence in Sinai has seen its best days

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Geoffrey Aronson Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/whither-mfo-us-presence-sinai-has-seen-its-best-days The Sinai-based Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) will soon celebrate its 41st anniversary. Like most of what the MFO does, recognition will be low key and understated. The MFO has always operated under the radar, but this may...

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The coronavirus crisis highlights the unique challenges of North African countries

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Karim Mezran, Alessia Melcangi, Emily Burchfield, and Zineb Riboua Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-coronavirus-crisis-highlights-the-unique-challenges-of-north-african-countries/ The countries of North Africa constitute a heterogeneous group from practically every point of view, from their political systems to their...

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Emily Burchfield

Emily Burchfield is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs, where she manages a wide range of projects aimed at promoting peace and security through scholarship and engagement. Her research focuses primarily on civil conflict, its regional implications, and its impact on US foreign policy. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in

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What does COVID-19 mean for Egypt’s economy?

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Yasser Elnaggar Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/what-does-covid-19-mean-egypts-economy COVID-19 has disrupted both supply and demand around the world. Egypt is not immune to the recessionary trends caused by the sudden halt in supply chains and the sharp decline in demand, domestically and globally, resulting from the rapid spread of the...

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