Egypt: Trends in Politics, Economics, and Human Rights

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/09/09/egypt-trends-in-politics-economics-and-human-rights-pub-82677 Congress should lead the reorientation of assistance policies towards Egypt as well as urge administration engagement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to promote more constructive outcomes. Read more at original...

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Water Woes

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/82289 Michele Dunne has prepared a short video on the dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over Ethiopia’s construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Addis Ababa has just completed the dam and is now ready to fill it. In October 2017, Dunne and Katherine Pollock had written in Diwan about what was...

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Mubarak’s Death Renews Debates About His Rule—And Sisi’s

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link:  https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/02/26/mubarak-s-death-renews-debates-about-his-rule-and-sisi-s-pub-81157 Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s death on February 25, at age ninety-one, provoked diverse reflections from Egyptians on the legacy of his thirty years in power as well as comparisons with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi...

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Egypt’s Former President Hosni Mubarak Has Been Buried

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/81146 Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak has died at 91 and was buried in a military funeral on February 26. Many Egyptians are reflecting on the legacy of his 30 years in power, and perhaps most importantly are comparing his rule to that of the current president, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. While there

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Q&A – “Why Did Egyptian Democratization Fail?” Fourteen Experts Respond

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s):  Edited by Amy Hawthorne and Andrew Miller; Zeinab Abul-Magd, Khalil Al-Anani, Nagwan Al Ashwal, Abdelrahman Ayyash, Sahar Aziz, Steven Cook, Michele Dunne, Ezzedine Choukri Fishere, Hafsa Halawa, Shadi Hamid, Michael Hanna, Bahey eldin Hassan, and William Quandt Original Link: ...

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Anti-Corruption Protests Roiling Egypt Add to Regional Insecurity

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link:  https://www.axios.com/anticorruption-protests-roil-egypt-regional-insecurity-4bef19d9-25cc-4aa8-9c77-1a21081e1f21.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/09/23/anti-corruption-protests-roiling-egypt-add-to-regional-insecurity-pub-79899...

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Arresting Hope in Egypt

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79457 When the Egyptian authorities arrested yet another group of well-known public figures in late June, the detainees were accused of involvement in a Muslim Brotherhood plot to bring down the government. Meanwhile, the Trump administration in the United States continues to give serious consideration to...

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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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Nine Reasons Why Declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization Would Be a Mistake

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne and Andrew Miller Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/05/03/nine-reasons-why-declaring-muslim-brotherhood-terrorist-organization-would-be-mistake-pub-79059 There are legal, diplomatic, pragmatic, and civil rights reasons why such a designation would undermine efforts to keep Americans safe from terrorism. The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) does...

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Authoritarian Math

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne and Cassia Bardos Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/78980 Egypt has just passed constitutional amendments in a hastily-arranged referendum that ended on April 22. They are important mostly because they will advance President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s project of one-man rule, extend his current term in office, enshrine military dominance over...

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Why Is Trump Helping Egypt’s Dictator Entrench His Power?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/04/08/why-is-trump-helping-egypt-s-dictator-entrench-his-power-pub-78823 As someone who has watched the Egyptian people struggle against dictators for years, it is hard to fathom the fact that President Donald Trump will welcome Egypt’s brutal military leader, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, for a White...

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