MEPP – 3rd Quarter Analysis

At the Middle East Policy Platform (MEPP), our purpose is to monitor what English language-based international think tanks are publishing on the developments in the Middle East region, with Egypt as our main focus. Every quarter, MEPP issues an analysis report capturing the major themes in the published papers by think tanks, comparing trends with

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Center for Global Policy

Source Link: https://www.cgpolicy.org/ Mission The Center for Global Policy (CGP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. CGP is the first independent, non-partisan American think tank working exclusively on issues at the intersection of U.S. foreign policy and Muslim geopolitics. We aim to enhance U.S. security and global stability by empowering our foreign policy decision-makers with...

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Biggest wave of arrests since Sisi took office: 1909 people detained

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/09/26/feature/politics/biggest-wave-of-arrests-since-sisi-took-office-1909-people-detained/ A wide and aggressive sweep by security forces continues, with at least 1,909 people arrested as of early Thursday morning, according to the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights. This arrest campaign, which...

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Protests in Egypt Show Trump’s Wrong about al-Sisi

Source:  Human Rights Watch Author(s):  Elisa Epstein Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/09/26/protests-egypt-show-trumps-wrong-about-al-sisi At the United Nations General Assembly meetings this week, US President Donald Trump praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as a “great leader” who has brought Egypt out of “turmoil.” A few weeks earlier Trump reportedly...

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Deconstructing Egypt’s Protests

Source: Center for Global Policy Author(s): Dr. H. A. Hellyer Original Link: https://www.cgpolicy.org/articles/deconstructing-egypts-protests/ Last week, sporadic protests broke out in different parts of Egypt following the release of videos that provided evidence of government corruption. More questions than answers exist in trying to understand the demonstrations, which makes the future...

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Mohamed Ali: Will Conflict of Wings Lead to Fall of Sisi?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s):  Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/mohamed-ali-will-conflict-of-wings-lead-to-fall-of-sisi/ Since the events of July 03, 2013, individuals and groups within the army have been trying to change the approach adopted by the leadership of the institution that aroused a state of dissatisfaction among officers of different ranks...

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The Growing Military Influence in Egypt

The topic of military influence in Egypt’s political, social, and economic affairs has garnered a total of 26 papers from various think tanks in 2019. The influence of the military in Egypt’s modern history has been apparent since the former British colony gained independence in 1922. (1) Following the military coup in 2013, the rise

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Egypt: World leaders must act to stop President al-Sisi’s repressive crackdown

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/09/egypt-world-leaders-must-act-to-stop-president-al-sisis-repressive-crackdown/ Ahead of further protests expected on Friday, world leaders must confront President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and utterly condemn the crackdown he has waged to counter the outbreak of protests in...

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Egypt’s Protests: A Sign the Arab Spring Is Alive

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Imad K. Harb Original Link:  http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-protests-a-sign-the-arab-spring-is-alive/ What little is known about the demonstrations that broke out in Egyptian cities since Friday, September 20, is that they are spontaneous and the protesters are demanding the departure of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi and his coterie...

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Egypt: rights and security, another crackdown

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice and Alessia Melcangi Original Link:  https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-diritti-e-sicurezza-ancora-un-giro-di-vite-24005 The victory in the constitutional referendum of April 2019 offered the president al-Sisi the possibility of widening the range of powers, eliminating at the same time any...

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