The Bennett-Sisi Meeting: A Rare Chance to Publicly Boost Relations

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/bennett-sisi-meeting-rare-chance-publicly-boost-relations The welcome visit indicates that Egypt-Israel ties can thrive post-Netanyahu, potentially expanding from the security domain to economic and civil affairs. Read more at original link

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UN Session on GERD Dispute Strains Egypt-Russia Relations

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/un-session-gerd-dispute-strains-egypt-russia-relations Moscow is keen on courting Ethiopia, and Cairo is beginning to realize its partner’s limitations, yet the two governments will nevertheless continue cooperating on hot-button issues like weapons procurement. Read...

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How Cairo Can Help Ease the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-cairo-can-help-ease-israeli-palestinian-crisis Washington should welcome Egypt’s desire to restore its role as a peace mediator, but only if both governments are willing to formulate a constructive approach that avoids repeating the mistakes of the Mubarak era. Read...

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Egypt-Turkey Rapprochement Is Constraining the Muslim Brotherhood

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypt-turkey-rapprochement-constraining-muslim-brotherhood Recent understandings between Cairo and Ankara have many of the group’s exiled figures worried about their future on Turkish soil. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s New Parliament: Reopening Political Life, But Only So Far

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypts-new-parliament-reopening-political-life-only-so-far Giving the legislature a makeover is Cairo’s latest bid to ease public frustrations, but will a token opposition be enough to keep socioeconomic tensions from boiling over? Read more at original link

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Egypt Endorses Gulf Reconciliation But Remains Skeptical

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypt-endorses-gulf-reconciliation-remains-skeptical Although officials are playing along in order to maintain good ties with Saudi Arabia, they seem convinced that Qatar will exploit the new agreement in ways that harm Cairo’s political and security interests at...

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Cairo’s Concerns About a Biden Presidency

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/cairos-concerns-about-a-biden-presidency Egyptian leaders fear that his administration will openly confront them on human rights and enable an Islamist resurgence, but the outlook is brighter for engagement on Turkey, Israel, and other issues. Read more at...

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Normalization Is Making Cairo Uncomfortable

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/normalization-is-making-cairo-uncomfortable The UAE’s deal with Israel may render Egypt a junior partner in future peace diplomacy, aggravating its existing frustration over years of financial dependence on the small Gulf state and a string of foreign policy...

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Egypt Takes Another Step Toward China

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein   Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypt-takes-another-step-toward-china On August 5, Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese company Hutchison Ports to establish a Mediterranean container terminal in Abu Qir. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi himself attended the signing ceremony...

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Ramadan Soap Operas Contradict Sisi’s Outreach to Israel

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/ramadan-soap-operas-contradict-sisis-outreach-to-israel Despite Egypt’s warming relations with the Israeli government, the country’s airwaves and movie theaters are still rife with bellicose and anti-Semitic content. In the past five years, Egyptian-Israeli relations...

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The Second Step in Egypt-Israel Peace Is a Tall One

Source: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-second-step-in-egypt-israel-peace-is-a-tall-one March 26 marks the fortieth anniversary of the U.S.-brokered peace treaty signed by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin. To commemorate that historic...

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Haisam Hassanein

Haisam Hassanein is the 2016-2017 Glazer fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he focuses on economic relations between Israel and Arab states. He has published in several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, the New York Daily News, and the Jerusalem Post. His current research focuses on commercial

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