General Mobilization

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Perry Cammack Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/77948 A divided government with ballooning defense budgets pursuing a nationalist agenda. A president responding to growing public distrust by wrapping himself in the military’s popular legitimacy. The militarization of the upper echelons of decisionmaking. This describes Egypt under President ‘Abdel-Fattah...

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Report – Prayers Unanswered: Assessing the Impact of Egypt’s 2016 Church Construction Law

Source: POMED Author(s): Mahmoud Farouk, Amy Hawthorne, Ahmed Rizk Original Link: https://pomed.org/report-prayers-unanswered-assessing-the-impact-of-egypts-2016-church-construction-law/ Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has promised to improve the situation of the country’s Christians, who by many estimates constitute about ten percent of the population and face pervasive discrimination...

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Power Politics or Principle?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Nathan J. Brown and and Cassia Bardos Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/77928 After publicly squabbling over divorce law and religious language, Egypt’s presidency and its leading Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, have moved their clash to a much more arcane level. Today, they disagree over how much society is threatened by debating the authenticity...

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UN: Act on Reprisals by Egypt

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://cihrs.org/un-act-on-reprisals-by-egypt/?lang=en The United Nations should ensure an urgent and robust system-wide response to credible reports that the Egyptian authorities have attacked people who engaged with the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, six human rights organizations said today. The UN...

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Likely Arab NATO Amid Recent Exercises in Egypt

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/likely-arab-nato-amid-recent-exercises-in-egypt/ The idea of ​​formation of Arab military alliances is not new, but it dates back to 1950 AD, when several Arab military alliances were formed, including alliances aimed at achieving strategic objectives, and those targeting fulfillment of...

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Al-Azhar’s Role in Freedom of Belief in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Islam Barakat Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/al-azhars-role-in-freedom-of-belief-in-egypt/ “Today, there is no freedom, especially the freedom of religion. The Ministry of Religious Endowments will not allow unlicensed preachers to give sermons at mosques. We are the sole competent authority to decide on this...

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Egypt’s Universal Health Insurance System

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amgad Hamdi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-universal-health-insurance-system/ The universal health insurance system in Egypt is one of the most important projects that Egyptians have dreamed of, particularly during the past few decades. However, politicians have always used the project to make temporary gains by frequently...

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How Egypt Deals with Informal Areas

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Mohammed Ezz Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/how-egypt-deals-with-informal-areas/ Established by presidential decree in late 2008, Egypt’s Informal Settlements Development Fund (ISDF) has come to the forefront in spearheading efforts to eliminate so-called “slums” or “informal settlements.” Since its creation...

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The Challenges Facing Egypt’s Female Migrant Workers

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Eman Elwarakky Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/the-challenges-facing-egypts-female-migrant-workers Safiya, 30, wakes up to the sound of her mother yelling, “Get up now or the car will leave without you.” A new morning brings with it the same misery: Safiya is one of thousands of migrant workers in rural...

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Sisi’s Ambitions in Libya

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Khaled Mahmoud Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/77847   On October 23, Egyptian-mediated talks between the Libyan National Army (LNA)—the military faction led by Khalifa Haftar and which controls most of Eastern Libya—and the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli fell apart once again. These negotiations...

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Jihadiist Situation in Egypt after Jan. Revolution

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Mawlana Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/jihadiist-situation-in-egypt-after-jan-revolution/ While the first episode of this study discussed the jihadist movement prior to the January Revolution (2011), this second episode addresses the jihadist situation in Egypt since the January Revolution up to the military coup on 3 July 2013...

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New Egyptian proposal for Fatah-Hamas reconciliation that could send Palestinians to polls awaits Abbas approval

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Ahmad Shehada and Thaier Oun Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/28/feature/politics/new-egyptian-proposal-for-fatah-hamas-reconciliation-that-could-send-palestinians-to-polls-awaits-abbas-approv Egyptian mediation brought tensions between Hamas and Israel down to a suspicious simmer after Gaza was nearly plunged into war at the beginning of November...

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