US and Egypt: Between Regional Cooperation and Human Rights

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi, Amy Hawthorne, Ofir Winter, Federico Donelli Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/us-and-egypt-between-regional-cooperation-and-human-rights-32338 On November 8th and 9th, the US Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, welcomed his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Washington for...

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Does Qatar’s Return to the Arab World Run through Egypt?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Yoel Guzansky and Ofir Winter Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypt-qatar/ Recent months have witnessed changes in inter-Arab dynamics in general, and in relations between Qatar and Egypt in particular, which have been tense and even hostile in recent years. Warming relations between Doha and the Arab Quartet...

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The Blocking of the Suez Canal: Lessons and Challenges

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Tomer Fadlon, Ofir Winter, Shmuel Even Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/suez-canal/ The giant cargo ship that stopped traffic in one of the main arteries in world trade exposed the vulnerability of the Suez Canal and the global supply chain, and the incident sharpens the question of viable alternatives. However...

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A Red Line for the Blue Homeland? The Maritime Border Demarcation Agreement between Greece and Egypt

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Gallia Lindenstrauss and Ofir Winter Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypt-greece-agreement/ The maritime border demarcation agreement between Greece and Egypt signed on August 6, 2020 represents a direct counter-response to the maritime border demarcation agreement between Turkey and the Government of National...

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Can a Red Zone Country Give a Green Light to Tourism in Sinai?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter, Tomer Fadlon, Yoram Schweitzer Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/sinai-and-coronavirus/ In early July 2020, Egypt opened its borders in an effort to renew international tourism and stimulate its economy, initially in three governorates, including South Sinai. Egypt is not excluding the entry of...

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Challenges to Egypt from the Coronavirus Pandemic

Source:  The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Tzvi Lev Original Link:  https://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypt-coronavirus-test/ The coronavirus crisis presents Egypt with a host of challenges, given its large, densely-packed population, an economy exposed to global shockwaves, and a fragile health system. As it continues, the crisis will...

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Under Mediterranean Skies: Channels for Deepening Israel-Egypt Relations

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter Original Link:  https://www.inss.org.il/publication/under-mediterranean-skies-channels-for-deepening-israel-egypt-relations/?offset=0&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined On January 15, 2020, Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz and his Egyptian counterpart, Tarek el-Molla...

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The Suez Canal: A Route for Cultivating the Peace with Egypt

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-suez-canal-a-route-for-cultivating-the-peace-with-egypt/?offset=0&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined Egypt is currently marking the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal. The centrality of the Canal...

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The Protests in Egypt: A Wake-Up Call?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Doron Ella Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-protests-in-egypt-a-wake-up-call/?offset=0&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined Over recent weeks, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was confronted was with his gravest public crisis since taking...

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The Chinese Development Model: A Cure for Egyptian Woes?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Doron Ella Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-chinese-development-model-a-cure-for-egyptian-woes/ As Egypt formulates and implements its economic reform program, its official discourse refers to China with increasing frequency as a supreme positive example. “The Chinese development model” – as it...

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Mohamed Morsi: Martyr or Traitor?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s):  Orit Perlov and Ofir Winter Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/mohamed-morsi-martyr-traitor/ Reactions in Egypt to the death of Mohamed Morsi, six years after his ouster as president, reflect ongoing social and political polarization, in Egypt in particular and the Middle East in general. While President Abdel...

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Egypt and Israel: From Peace between Leaders and Armies to Peace between Peoples

Source: The Institute For National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Udi Dekel Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypt-israel-peace-leaders-armies-peace-peoples/ March 2019 marks the fortieth anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. This signed agreement affirmed peace as the strategic choice of both countries, and in turn distanced them from the...

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