Mohamed Morsi’s Death -Analysis

On June 17, Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected president of Egypt, tragically died in court. According to reports, Morsi collapsed and subsequently passed away. In reaction to Morsi’s death, 12 think tanks published a total of 18 papers. These publications dealt with Morsi’s lack of necessary and lawful treatment in prison, lack of coverage

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MEPP 2019 – 2nd 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 a report stating the amount of published papers by think tanks, comparing trends with the previous quarter

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Islamic Movements and Institutions Analysis 2019

Since the July 2013 overthrow of President Morsi of  Egypt, Islamic movements and organizations have been the focus of sustained research. A total of eighteen reports were published on the topic in 2018 by seventeen think tanks. In comparison, twenty-one reports by nine think tanks were published in the first few months of 2019. This

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MEPP – FIRST QUARTER ANALYSIS 2019

During the first quarter of 2019, 80 reports were published by 23 think tanks on issues related to Egypt. This figure shows the increase in the number of publications compared with the first quarter of 2018 with 56 papers by 24  think tanks. It also shows the reduced interest in covering Egypt by some of

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Constitutional Amendments Analysis 2019

Over the year, from January 2018 to February 2019, approximately twenty-five reports related to Egypt’s constitutional changes have been published by twelve think tanks and institutions. The institutions that monitored the constitutional changes in Egypt over the year include: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (4 papers), Egyptian Institute for Studies (4 papers), Middle

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MEPP 2018 – 3rd & 4th Quarter Analysis

During the fourth quarter of 2018, 44 papers were published by 16 think tanks. This is three below par to the number of papers published in the third quarter by 14 institutions. Papers from the fourth quarter mostly dealt with topics such as civil society, military, economy, security, judicial affairs, human rights, Islamic institutions and

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Sinai – 2018 Report

With the ongoing developments in Sinai this year, there have been 16 reports released by 7 think tanks in 2018. Examples of these prominent think tanks reporting on Sinai include the Human Rights Watch, The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis, Egyptian Institute for Studies, Carnegie Endowment and AlJazeera Centre for Studies. The Egyptian

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Judiciary Affairs Analysis January- September 2018

Throughout this year, from January to September, 17 reports have been released that focus on Egypt’s judicial affairs. The institutions that most closely monitored Egypt’s judicial affairs throughout the year include Human Rights Watch, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Egyptian Institute for Studies, forming part of a total of 11 institutions. The

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January- August 2018 Economic Analysis

This year from January to August think tanks have published detailed reports and papers on the current economic situation in Egypt and its deterioration since the 2013 Coup. 17 think tanks have published research and reports but those that have monitored and reported on the topic throughout the year have included  Brookings Institute, Carnegie Endowment,

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MEPP 2018 2nd Quarter Analysis

In the first quarter of 2018, 59 research papers were published on Egypt by 22 think tanks internationally. More than half of the research papers and policy analysis published focused on the 2018 presidential elections, the Egyptian political landscape, the economy, and foreign aid. Fewer papers focused on the human rights situation, judicial affairs, military

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June 2018 Analysis: Human Rights Key Topic Among Researchers

From January to late May, a range of think tanks and international organizations published detailed reports and papers regarding human rights violations in Egypt committed by the Egyptian government and its security apparatus since the military coup in July 2013. Violations include suppressing opposing candidates from elections, sexual assault from security forces, to torture and

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Egypt: March Elections 2018 Coverage

Between late January and early April international institutions and think tanks issued a variety of reports and papers regarding the Egyptian elections of 2018. Analysis and commentary started prior to the elections with researchers listing concerns, expectations, and hopes for the event. This extended to the actual elections up until and after the announcement of

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