Getting complicated in a hurry: The implications for Egypt of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/getting-complicated-hurry-implications-egypt-russias-invasion-ukraine A week after Russia invaded Ukraine, the economic and political ramifications for Egypt have evolved more rapidly, and comprehensively, than its policymakers would have wished. Read more at original link

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Amid ongoing economic issues, Egypt looks to the IMF

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-qatars-sheikh-tamim-becomes-first-gulf-leader-visit-biden-white-house#mabrouk The economic fallout from the pandemic has persisted, a slow, steady battering ram against the Egyptian economy’s defenses. Increasing global shipping costs, inflation rates, and food import prices...

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Egypt’s growing regional energy role

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-flurry-diplomatic-exchanges-eve-gcc-summit#mabrouk Egypt has long stated its goal of becoming a regional energy hub and it is ramping up its efforts to achieve that aim. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s farmers hit hard by the impact of climate change

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-iran-nuclear-talks-resume-two-sides-remain-far-apart-ever#mabrouk As signs go, the recent climate change indicators in Egypt were near biblical. Two weeks ago, the Upper Egyptian city of Aswan saw a plague of scorpions. The mountains there are home to the Arabian fat-tailed...

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Washington hosts US-Egypt strategic talks

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-assassination-attempt-targeting-iraqi-pm-crosses-major-red-line#mabrouk It’s been six years since the last U.S.-Egypt strategic dialogue. Egypt’s foreign minister, Sameh Shoukry, arrived in Washington on Friday to meet with his counterpart, Secretary Antony Blinken, for two days...

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Mixed news for Egypt’s economy

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/weekly-briefing-lebanons-power-grid-shuts-down#mabrouk Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, better known by its acronym, CAPMAS, invariably concentrates on the figures, regardless of their political connotations. The latest figures show that overall inflation in both...

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Egypt’s diplomatic efforts in Libya seem to be bearing fruit

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-afghan-taliban-could-bite-pakistan-hand-had-fed-it#mabrouk What happens in Libya has always been almost as interesting to the Egyptian government as its own domestic affairs. That interest stems from several reasons, chief among them security, regional influence, and the economy...

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El-Sisi and Bennett meet amid regional effort to revive the Israeli-Palestinian issue

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-damned-if-you-do-and-damned-if-you-dont-new-government-beirut#mabrouk Sharm el-Sheikh has long been a favored spot for Egyptian-Israeli official meets. It’s now an internationally renowned tourist destination, but it’s also in Sinai, conveniently placed for both parties and easy...

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Egypt maintains diplomatic efforts on Gaza

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-new-threats-and-far-more-dangerous-environment-afghanistan#mabrouk On Aug. 18, the head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service (GIS), Abbas Kamel, became the first Egyptian official to visit Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett since the latter’s new government was sworn...

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Egypt scrambles to ramp up vaccination drive

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-despite-strains-abraham-accords-have-proved-resilient-whats-next#mabrouk On Aug. 8, Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced that 261,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine had arrived, the first of 25 million. The one-dose vaccine will be allocated to those wishing...

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GERD dispute goes to the UN, but a resolution remains elusive

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-biden-slams-door-afghanistan#mabrouk On July 9, Sudan, supported by Egypt, took the case of the moribund negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which have spun on for over a decade with no results, to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Read more at original...

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Egypt and Sudan look to the UN in the long-running GERD dispute

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-us-airstrikes-iraqi-militias-and-risk-escalatory-spiral#mabrouk With the second unilateral filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) underway, on June 25, Egypt’s minister of foreign affairs, Sameh Shoukry, announced that the country had sent a letter to the U.N...

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