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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Egypt’s Political Exiles: Going Anywhere but Home

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne and Amr Hamzawy Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/03/29/egypt-s-political-exiles-going-anywhere-but-home-pub-78728 While Egyptians have expatriated to find work abroad for decades, something different has been going on since 2011: thousands have expatriated for political reasons. Some have left based on a general sense that the...

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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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Egypt Acquits Foreign NGO Workers. What Does This Mean For U.S.-Egypt Relations?

Source: Carnegie  Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2018/12/20/egypt-acquits-foreign-ngo-workers.-what-does-this-mean-for-u.s.-egypt-relations-pub-78018 A source of long-standing tension between Egypt and the United States came to a close with the December 20 acquittal of more than forty Egyptians, Americans, and others convicted in 2013 of carrying out...

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Sisi Builds a Green Zone for Egypt

Source: Carnegie Endowment For International Peace Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2018/11/27/sisi-builds-green-zone-for-egypt-pub-77803 Egypt’s new administrative capital, currently under construction—and tentatively named Wedian, which means “desert valleys”— represents concretely where President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been trying to take his country...

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Egypt: Security, Human Rights, and Reform

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Michelle Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2018/07/25/egypt-security-human-rights-and-reform-pub-76916 Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, ranking member Deutch, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify. While Egypt is not in the headlines these days, there are important and worrying developments in security, economy...

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Losing Egypt to Russia Isn’t the Real Problem—but Collapse Is – The National Interest

Source: POMED Author(s): Andrew Miller and Michele Dunne Original Link: https://pomed.org/losing-egypt-to-russia-isnt-the-real-problem-but-collapse-is-the-national-interest/ In a July 20, 2018 article for The National Interest, “Losing Egypt to Russia Isn’t the Real Problem—but Collapse Is,” POMED’s Deputy Director for Policy Andrew Miller and Carnegie’s Middle East Program Director Michele...

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