Egypt’s Support of Khalifa Haftar: Forms and Motives

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-support-of-khalifa-haftar-forms-and-motives/ Since Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi came to power in Egypt after the military coup that he led against the first elected civilian president, Dr. Mohamed Morsi, on July 3, 2013, he has been working to change the doctrine of the Egyptian army. After...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – Dec.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-dec/ In December 2019, there was a varied activity by the Islamic State’s local organization, known as Sinai Province, in the evicted areas of Rafah, where the militant organization managed to diversify its attacks during December while...

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Synergy in North Africa: Furthering Cooperation

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Dr. Mohammed Masbah and Mohamed El Dahshan Original Link:  https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/synergy-north-africa-furthering-cooperation Discussions of North African integration have evoked ideas of a shared identity and a common destiny in the region. However, recent attempts to build regional blocs in North Africa have been unsuccessful. This paper...

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Under Mediterranean Skies: Channels for Deepening Israel-Egypt Relations

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter Original Link:  https://www.inss.org.il/publication/under-mediterranean-skies-channels-for-deepening-israel-egypt-relations/?offset=0&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined On January 15, 2020, Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz and his Egyptian counterpart, Tarek el-Molla...

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World Report 2020 | Events of 2019

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link:  https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/egypt The Egyptian government in 2019 passed constitutional amendments that were approved in an unfair referendum in April. The amendments consolidate authoritarian rule, undermine the judiciary’s dwindling independence, and expand the military’s power to intervene...

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Egyptian official: Ethiopia dam negotiations in Washington ‘a disaster’

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2020/01/16/feature/politics/egyptian-official-ethiopia-dam-negotiations-in-washington-a-disaster/ Three days of negotiations in Washington between the foreign and irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan ended on Wednesday without an agreement over the filling schedule for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...

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Reality of Tourism in Egypt between WTTC and Government

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hussein Duqeil Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/reality-of-tourism-in-egypt-bet-wttc-and-government/ Tourism plays a significant role in the Egyptian economy, as it represents, according to government reports, more than 15% of GDP during FY2018/2019. According to a report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)...

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Safeguarding and celebrating Egypt’s traditional crafts

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Maria Golia Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/publications/safeguarding-and-celebrating-egypts-traditional-crafts A recent contemporary art show mounted in the 13th century Qalawun Mosque in Old Cairo made an unintended point — that whatever the merits of the exhibited work, it was bound to be upstaged by the majestic setting with its...

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Doctor assignments: Will the new system improve government healthcare?

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Mostafa Mohie Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2020/01/08/feature/politics/doctor-assignments-will-the-new-system-improve-government-healthcare/ Every year, thousands of medical school graduates in Egypt are assigned by the Ministry of Health to two years of mandatory service at a primary health care facility, a policy known...

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‘A minister without a ministry’ — confusion over role of newly appointed information minister

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2020/01/06/feature/politics/a-minister-without-a-ministry-confusion-over-role-of-newly-appointed-information-minister/ President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday met with newly appointed Minister of Information Osama Heikal and Prime Minister Mostafa Madbuly to discuss policies and strategies intended to...

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Hardened and Brittle: Egypt’s Authoritarian Fragility

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link:  https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/hardened-and-brittle-egypts-authoritarian-fragility/ At the core of many states’ decisions to maintain close ties with Egypt’s ruling government and its president Abdel-Fattah El Sisi is their confidence in the strength and stability of his regime. At a time in...

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