NDP to NFP: Rebranding or Restructuring Parliamentary Life in Egypt?

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/ndp-to-nfp-rebranding-or-restructuring-parliamentary-life-in-egypt/ Egypt is in the process of building the largest parliamentary building in the Middle East in its New Administrative Capital. Last year elections were held for a new upper chamber of...

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Egypt media between ‘soft power’ and ‘political engineering’ (1)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Wessam Fauad Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-media-between-soft-power-and-political-engineering-1/ In handling the recent crises of the Egyptian media, the author finds it difficult to choose between adopting the ‘soft power’ approach as an entry to addressing the topic, or the ‘political engineering’ approach, based on the...

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North Sinai’s Information Blackout

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/north-sinais-information-blackout/ As kinetic operations have ebbed and flowed in Egypt’s North Sinai throughout the last eight years, residents have endlessly borne the brunt of instability from violent attacks, air strikes, and the far-reaching impacts of deep...

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Egypt’s overpopulation a real or a feigned crisis

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Fathi Elnadi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-overpopulation-a-real-or-a-feigned-crisis/ Egypt is a meeting point for several civilizations that have contributed to shaping its culture over different ages. The north African country has gone through several prosperous eras and also witnessed periods of decay and decline...

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Explaining Egypt’s Role during the Gaza War

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/explaining-egypts-role-during-the-gaza-war/ On May 21, 2021, a cease-fire agreement was reached between Israel and Hamas after an 11-day military confrontation. Egypt played a vital role in securing the cease-fire, after intensive talks and negotiations leveraged with regional...

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Egypt has a water problem—and no, it’s not only the GERD

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Yaniv Cohen Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypt-has-a-water-problem-and-no-its-not-only-the-gerd/ The much-talked-about Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the mega-dam threatening to leave Egypt thirsty, is just the latest straw straining the camel’s back. Egypt’s water stress has been building up long beforehand. The...

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Egypt-Turkey rapprochement from a ‘mutual interests’ perspective

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Dalia El-Agami Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-turkey-rapprochement-from-a-mutual-interests-perspective/ The Egyptian -Turkish relations have witnessed several political tensions over the last seven years, since the July 3 coup d’etat in 2013, due to Turkey’s in-principle rejection of military coups. However, these tensions have...

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Egypt’s Officials Don’t See Unrecognized Religious Minorities

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-officials-dont-see-unrecognized-religious-minorities/ Egyptian institutions do not officially recognize some religious minorities. As a result these minorities do not receive a set of basic constitutional rights, most notably the freedom of religion, belief...

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Ioannis Bournakis

Dr. Ioannis Bournakis is an Associate Professor in Economics at the American University in Cairo. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kent, UK, and an MA in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests are in the areas of Applied Macroeconomics, Productivity, Regional Economics, and Innovation.

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Egypt recalibrated its strategy in Libya because of Turkey

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypt-recalibrated-its-strategy-in-libya-because-of-turkey Although the restarting of the political peace process in Libya refocused attention on domestic actors, it is still necessary to look at the external players’ moves to assess the possibility of real appeasement among...

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