Covid-19 in Egypt: Global Pandemics in Times of Authoritarianism

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Lucia Ardovini Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/covid-19-egypt-global-pandemics-times-authoritarianism-25653 The spread of COVID-19 has hit countries and regimes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region at a time already characterised by deep-seated issues, such as ongoing conflicts...

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Will Egypt’s Military Companies Float?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/04/07/will-egypt-s-military-companies-float-pub-81487 The proposal to list military businesses on the Egyptian Stock Exchange may founder due to issues of transparency, profitability, unfair competition, and legal ambiguity. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s Military and Jan. Revolution – Policies and Transformations

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-military-and-jan-revolution-policies-and-transformations/ The Egyptian military has dealt with the January 25 revolution 2011 from the early moments of its outbreak, according to a well-thought-out plan in order to achieve repositioning and ultimately re-establish its control over...

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Whither the MFO? The US presence in Sinai has seen its best days

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Geoffrey Aronson Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/whither-mfo-us-presence-sinai-has-seen-its-best-days The Sinai-based Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) will soon celebrate its 41st anniversary. Like most of what the MFO does, recognition will be low key and understated. The MFO has always operated under the radar, but this may...

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The coronavirus crisis highlights the unique challenges of North African countries

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Karim Mezran, Alessia Melcangi, Emily Burchfield, and Zineb Riboua Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-coronavirus-crisis-highlights-the-unique-challenges-of-north-african-countries/ The countries of North Africa constitute a heterogeneous group from practically every point of view, from their political systems to their...

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What does COVID-19 mean for Egypt’s economy?

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Yasser Elnaggar Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/what-does-covid-19-mean-egypts-economy COVID-19 has disrupted both supply and demand around the world. Egypt is not immune to the recessionary trends caused by the sudden halt in supply chains and the sharp decline in demand, domestically and globally, resulting from the rapid spread of the...

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Egypt’s Expanding Military Economy

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Mahmoud Khalid Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/81376 Egypt’s Sovereign Wealth Fund signed a cooperative agreement on February 3 with the National Service Projects Organization (NSPO). The NSPO is an apparatus affiliated with the armed forces that was established during the late President Anwar Sadat’s leadership to ensure...

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Sisi and Erdogan Are Accomplices of the Coronavirus

Source: Council on Foreign Relations (first published on Foreign Policy) Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/article/sisi-and-erdogan-are-accomplices-coronavirus By killing the Middle East’s sense of community, the region’s dictators have helped the pandemic on its death march. Read more at original link

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MENA coronavirus update: The region faces an unprecedented crisis

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/mena-coronavirus-update-region-faces-unprecedented-crisis#egypt Egyptian governments have always been sensitive to what might be called the “religion factor.” This has generally meant a certain deference to any matter seen as touching on the religious beliefs or practices of a generally devout...

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“No One Cared He Was A Child”

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s):  Human Rights Watch & Belady: An Island for Humanity  Original Link:  https://www.hrw.org/report/2020/03/23/no-one-cared-he-was-child/egyptian-security-forces-abuse-children-detention Since the Egyptian army forcibly removed Egypt’s first elected president, Mohamed Morsy, in 2013, the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has greenlighted a...

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Egypt-Turkey Strained Relations: Implications for Regional Security

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s):  Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypt-turkey-strained-relations-implications-for-regional-security/ Recent media reports highlighted Egypt’s attempt to form a regional security coalition against Turkey. This is the latest episode in the strained and tense relations between the two countries that have had a...

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