Egypt: The Military Scene in February

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-the-military-scene-in-february/ Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi left Cairo on Thursday, 14 February 2019, heading to Munich, Germany, to participate in the Munich Security Conference 2019. During the conference, Sisi gave a speech focusing on counterterrorism strategies and referring to the...

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In the Name of the People: a report on death sentences issued in 2018 and an analysis of the application of the death penalty in Egyptian courts

Source: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Author(s): Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Original Link: https://eipr.org/en/press/2019/03/name-people-report-death-penalty-2018 The report reviews and documents death sentences issued in Egypt throughout 2018 and attempts to analyze patterns of handing down death sentences verdicts  by Egyptian courts, tracking quantitative and...

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Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood After the Arab Uprisings

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Tamer Badawi and Osama Al-Sayyad Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/03/19/mismatched-expectations-iran-and-muslim-brotherhood-after-arab-uprisings-pub-78621 Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, despite falling on opposite sides of the Middle East’s Sunni-Shia divide, both see benefits in cultivating ties. For Iran, outreach to the Brotherhood, particularly the...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – Feb.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-feb/   More than one year has passed since the military campaign, codenamed as Operation Sinai-2018, was launched against insurgencies in Sinai, but there is no sign of success, particularly on the security level amid evictions of the...

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The US-Egypt Political-Military Relationship: A Critical Assessment

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-us-egypt-political-military-relationship-a-critical-assessment/ The US-Egypt relationship, once a cornerstone of American security and foreign policy in the Middle East, is in trouble. True, it is hard to tell from the headlines. To President Trump, Egyptian President...

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Report: Egypt 3rd largest arms importer worldwide

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/03/13/news/u/report-egypt-3rd-largest-arms-importer-worldwide/ Between 2014 and 2018, Egypt maintained its ranking as the third largest importer of arms globally, after Saudi Arabia and India, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute released two days ago. Egypt ranked third in...

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The war of words between Turkey and Egypt

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Guney Yildiz Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/monday-briefing-irans-rouhani-heads-baghdad Leaders in the Middle East are no strangers when it comes to levelling insults against one another. The recent Turkish-Egyptian tension, however, signifies deeper problems between the region’s two heavyweights. Ankara and Cairo are members of rival...

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Surviving Repression: How Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Has Carried On

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Barbara Zollner Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/03/11/surviving-repression-how-egypt-s-muslim-brotherhood-has-carried-on-pub-78552 Since the military overthrow in July 2013 of Egypt’s then president Mohamed Morsi, the regime of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has engaged in the systematic repression of the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Morsi is a member...

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Money and Morals: Salafi Economics in the Arab World

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Francesco Cavatorta, Valeria Resta Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/03/06/money-and-morals-salafi-economics-in-arab-world-pub-78509 In the wake of the 2010–2011 Arab uprisings, many Salafis across the Middle East and North Africa moved away from their traditional noninvolvement in political activism and embraced institutional politics through the...

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Egypt: The Military Scene in January

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-the-military-scene-in-january/ During January 2019, the Egyptian military Institution witnessed many developments, both internal and external, including: On the military institution’s external relations, January saw extensive media reports on the level of coordination between the...

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Not Over Yet: Latest Wave of Middle East Protests A Reminder of 2011’s Unmet Demands

Source: POMED – Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Leslie Campbell Original Link: https://pomed.org/not-over-yet-latest-wave-of-middle-east-protests-a-reminder-of-2011s-unmet-demands/ Recent images of hundreds of thousands of citizens marching peacefully through Algerian streets demanding the resignation of their autocratic ruler offer an unmistakable and powerful analog to the...

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Egypt’s Progress Towards Gender Parity

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Dr. Hala Helmy El-Said Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/egypts-progress-towards-gender-parity Empowering women and integrating them as active participants in the economy is essential to promoting economic and sustainable growth. Our determination has been resolute, with leadership, equality and empowerment deeply woven within Egypt’s...

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