Failures of Authoritarian Governance in Egypt

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/failures-of-authoritarian-governance-in-egypt/ On March 23, the world’s attention turned to Egypt as traffic in the strategic Suez Canal was disrupted after the 400-meter container ship, the Ever Given, ran aground in heavy wind. The crisis, which lasted for almost six days until...

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An Old, Ongoing Struggle: Domesticating Religious Institutions in Egypt

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/an-old-ongoing-struggle-domesticating-religious-institutions-in-egypt/ The relationship between religion and the state is controversial and problematic in the Arab world, particularly with the absence of clear demarcations that could define it. Historically, attempts by the state...

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Ten Years Later: Reflections on Egypt’s 2011 Uprising

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/ten-years-later-reflections-on-egypts-2011-uprising/ Ten years have passed since the January 25, 2011 uprising that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Although the revolution failed to establish a free, fair, and democratic state for all Egyptians, many of those who...

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Egypt’s Changing policy in Libya: Opportunities and Challenges

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-changing-policy-in-libya-opportunities-and-challenges/ On December 27, 2020, a high-ranking Egyptian diplomatic and security delegation visited the Libyan capital of Tripoli to hold talks with the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). The delegation...

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The Biden Administration and Egypt: A New Course or Business as Usual?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-biden-administration-and-egypt-a-new-course-or-business-as-usuals Since the announcement of Joe Biden’s victory in the US election, a state of anxiety and unease has gripped Egypt. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi will now lose a reliable friend in Washington, President Donald...

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Protests of the Poor in Egypt: Causes and Implications

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/protests-of-the-poor-in-egypt-causes-implications/ On September 20th, a series of anti-government demonstrations broke out in a number of Egyptian governorates and villages protesting the social and economic conditions of the country. These demonstrations coincided with the first...

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Egypt’s Counterterrorism Strategy in Sinai: Challenges and Failures

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-counterterrorism-strategy-in-sinai-challenges-and-failures/ Egypt has been fighting terrorism and an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula for the past decade and a half with no sign of a decisive victory. Although the Egyptian military has conducted several military...

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Understanding Egypt’s Strategy in Libya

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link:  On June 20, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi threatened direct military intervention in Libya if the forces of the United Nations-supported Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez al-Sarraj, advanced toward the city of Sirte and the military base of al-Jufra. In fact, GNA forces reached the outskirts...

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Water Conflict Between Egypt and Ethiopia: A Defining Moment for Both Countries

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/water-conflict-between-egypt-and-ethiopia-a-defining-moment-for-both-countries/ On June 9, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan resumed talks over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which have been stalled since February. The new round of talks, held virtually due to COVID-19...

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Politics of COVID-19 in Egypt: Between Repression and Opportunism

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/politics-of-covid-19-in-egypt-between-repression-and-opportunism/ Like other authoritarian regimes around the globe, the government in Egypt is exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the guise of fighting the coronavirus, it is cracking down on critics and imposing more...

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Egypt-Turkey Strained Relations: Implications for Regional Security

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s):  Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypt-turkey-strained-relations-implications-for-regional-security/ Recent media reports highlighted Egypt’s attempt to form a regional security coalition against Turkey. This is the latest episode in the strained and tense relations between the two countries that have had a...

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State Terror in Egypt: Is It Time for Accountability?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/state-terror-in-egypt-is-it-time-for-accountability/ Egyptians have been living under a cruel dictatorship since the summer of 2013. The numbers of political detainees, extrajudicial killings, deaths in prison due to torture and medical negligence, forced disappearances, and mass...

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