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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Beyond Energy: The Significance of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Gallia Lindenstrauss Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/beyond-energy-significance-eastern-mediterranean-gas-forum/ The Energy Ministers of Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority met in Cairo in mid-January 2019 to discuss the establishment of the Eastern...

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The War on Terrorism in Sinai: A Watershed?

Source: The Institute For National Security Studies Author(s): Yoram Schweitzer, Ofir Winter Original Link: http://www.inss.org.il/publication/war-terrorism-sinai-watershed/ The November 24, 2017 attack on al-Rawda mosque in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, apparently by Wilayat Sinai, a proxy of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Egypt, was the most deadly terrorist attack Egypt has ever...

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