Hesham Shafick

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/hesham-shafick  Hesham is interested in the politics of ignorance, unknowing, and epistemic distancing, particularly in relation to coloniality and postcolonial states in North Africa. His work was published in academic journals like Review of African Political Economy and Interface, and political e-zines like Jadaliyya, Opendemocracy, Ceasefire, and LSE...

Learn More

Combatting injustice from abroad: the diaspora’s role in transitional justice in Egypt

Source: Brookings Author(s): Ahmed Mefreh Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/combatting-injustice-from-abroad-the-diasporas-role-in-transitional-justice-in-egypt/ The Egyptian diaspora community has increasingly become the first line of defense for victims of human rights violations in Egypt. Since a state-led transitional justice process is not possible in the present context...

Learn More

Egypt’s Unprecedented Crackdown on EIPR

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-unprecedented-crackdown-on-eipr/ Since its founding in 2002, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) has served as one of the country’s leading knowledge producers, legal aid providers, and human rights organizations. Through its documentation, research...

Learn More

Sweeping victory of Nation’s Future Party Shows Return to Pre-2011 Electoral Politics

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Shohdi Mourad (pseudonym for anonymity) Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/sweeping-victory-of-nations-future-party-shows-return-to-pre-2011-electoral-politics%e2%80%a8%e2%80%a8/ In the working class neighborhood of Shubra, waiting in front of a privately-owned warehouse where workers were distributing black...

Learn More

Cairo’s Concerns About a Biden Presidency

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/cairos-concerns-about-a-biden-presidency Egyptian leaders fear that his administration will openly confront them on human rights and enable an Islamist resurgence, but the outlook is brighter for engagement on Turkey, Israel, and other issues. Read more at...

Learn More

Mostafa El-Sayed Hussin

Researcher at the Arab Center for Law and Society Studies (ACLSS) in Paris. He specializes in visual anthropology, cinema and sociology, and is interested in analyzing strategies of cyber oppression and power-resistance relations in postmodern societies, and the role that the development of communication technology plays in shaping a society’s culture and resistance to tyranny.

Learn More

Healthcare in Egypt’s Border Regions: When Money Is Not Enough

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/11/11/healthcare-in-egypt-s-border-regions-when-money-is-not-enough-pub-83206 Pouring money into health infrastructure will have little effect if qualified doctors have few incentives to stay. Read more at original link

Learn More

Monday Briefing: The reverberations of the US election in the Middle East

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-reverberations-us-election-middle-east It isn’t much of a secret that Egypt’s government probably would have preferred President Donald Trump to remain in the White House for another four years. Relations under former President Barack Obama were stiltingly formal and not helped...

Learn More

George T. Abed

George T. Abed was Director of the Middle Eastern Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from July 2002 until December 2003. Prior to taking up that position, he was Deputy Director of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department from 1997–2002. Mr. Abed first joined IMF staff in 1975, after a holding a position as Assistant

Learn More

The Sisi Firewall

Source: Doha Institute Author(s): Mostafa El-Sayed Hussin Original Link: https://www.dohainstitute.org/en/PoliticalStudies/Pages/The-Sisi-Firewall-Cyber-Suppression-Strategies-and-the-Future-of-Cyberspace-in-Egypt.aspx On 25 January 2011, the Mubarak regime woke up to its worst nightmare: thousands of Egyptians on the streets demonstrating in response to a Facebook invitation. The state was...

Learn More
Skip to toolbar