Household Vulnerability and Resilience in Egypt: The Role of Social Policies

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Rania Roushdy and Imane Helmy Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/household-vulnerability-and-resilience-in-egypt-the-role-of-social-policies/ Key questions: What are the shocks experienced by Egyptian households and how did they cope? How do social programs in Egypt mitigate the vulnerability of poor households? Read more at original...

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Egypt: Asasif Cemetery and the Mysterious Truth

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hussein Duqeil Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-asasif-cemetery-and-the-mysterious-truth/ The announcement of one of the biggest and most important archaeological discoveries of the past 100 years, as described by the Ministry of Antiquities, continues to preoccupy specialists and those concerned in archaeological discoveries –...

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Israeli Gas Export Route to Egypt Finalized

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Simon Henderson Original Link:  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israeli-gas-export-route-to-egypt-finalized The two countries still need to resolve longer-term questions about international export options and energy contracts with Jordan, but the latest step toward reopening the pipeline is encouraging. Read more at original...

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Art of the Egyptian Revolution

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): N/A Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypts-protests-art-of-the-revolution/ Protests in Egypt started in earnest on September 20 this year, invoking images of similar protests that dominated Tahrir Square in the spring of 2011. The recent protests lasted until mid-October and were sparked by perceptions of widespread...

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When the Procedural is Political

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Nathan J. Brown Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80301 In Egypt today there is little room for politics on issues in which the regime has staked out clear positions or that are deemed to be connected to security. But there is still room for vigorous debate over matters that might seem mundane, but are still consequential for Egyptians,

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In wake of government crackdown, Egypt lobbies for support ahead of major UN human rights review

Source: Madamasr Author(s):  Asmahan Soliman and Mostafa Mohie Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/11/11/feature/politics/in-wake-of-government-crackdown-egypt-lobbies-for-support-ahead-of-major-un-human-rights-review/ Egypt is “fully prepared” to face all the accusations it expects will be brought against it at the Universal Periodic Review session scheduled to be held at the United...

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Miserable Egypt in the Int’l Happiness Report

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s):  Dr. Hala Ahmed Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/miserable-egypt-in-the-intl-happiness-report/ The International Day of Happiness is celebrated worldwide every 20 March, accompanied by a series of reports and statistics that show the rate of happiness in each country, and ranking countries according to these rates. In July 2011, the UN...

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Dividing the Nile

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Andrew Miller Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80283 One of the tragedies of the U.S.-Egyptian relationship is that American policymakers often can do little to protect U.S. interests without the active cooperation of Egyptian policymakers, who tend to be anything but cooperative. The dispute between Egypt, Ethiopia, and other Nile riparian countries...

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Sochi summit highlights growing Russia-Egypt ties

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Samuel Ramani Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/publications/sochi-summit-highlights-growing-russia-egypt-ties On Oct. 23-24, Russian President Vladimir Putin co-chaired the Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. At the conclusion of the summit, which brought 43 African heads of state to the Black Sea...

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Egypt: Manifestations of Transport Ministry Militarization

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amgad Hamdi Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-manifestations-of-transport-ministry-militarization/ The Cairo Station fire incident on February 27, 2019 – when a train crash caused huge blaze after fuel tank exploded, triggering resignation of former Transport Minister Hisham Arafat and appointment of Kamel Al-Wazir, the former head...

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Rural Women in Egypt: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s):  Caitlyn Keo, Caroline Krafft and Luca Fedi Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/rural-women-in-egypt-opportunities-and-vulnerabilities/ This paper investigates the lives and livelihoods of rural women in Egypt. Rural women have lower economic participation, by standard measures, than urban women or men. This paper introduced additional...

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Associations between Economic Vulnerability and Health and Wellbeing in Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Maia Sieverding and Rasha Hassan Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/associations-between-economic-vulnerability-and-health-and-wellbeing-in-egypt/ There is a well-established relationship between economic vulnerability and health. The study of this relationship is complicated by reverse causality – poor economic outcomes...

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