Nile Basin’s GERD dispute creates risks for Egypt, Sudan, and beyond

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Amal Kandeel Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/nile-basins-gerd-dispute-creates-risks-for-egypt-sudan-and-beyond/ Competition for the Nile Basin’s freshwater has been growing markedly for three decades. In 2011, it intensified after Ethiopia started building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)—a mega-dam reportedly...

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Egyptian Doctors in the State’s Eyes: Rhetoric Versus Reality

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Shohdi Mourad Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egyptian-doctors-in-the-states-eyes-rhetoric-versus-reality/ One week before the Egyptian government eased restrictions that had been put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly blamed the absence of “a...

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Understanding Egypt’s Strategy in Libya

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link:  On June 20, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi threatened direct military intervention in Libya if the forces of the United Nations-supported Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez al-Sarraj, advanced toward the city of Sirte and the military base of al-Jufra. In fact, GNA forces reached the outskirts...

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De-escalating the GERD dispute between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Guled Ahmed Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-un-security-council-must-act-now-save-northwest-syria Since Ethiopia boycotted the last Washington round meeting on Feb. 28, 2020 over a disagreement on the operation and filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), there has been a continuous escalation of tensions...

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Egyptian Role in Libya: Determinants and Tracks

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Policy Analysis Unit Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-role-in-libya-determinants-and-tracks/ The first half of 2020 witnessed a major shift in the nature of military battles between the forces of the legitimate Government of National Accord (GNA) and the militias of Khalifa Haftar in the western region, especially with regard to...

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Egyptian Foreign Policy in Libya, Dilemmas and Likely Review

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-foreign-policy-in-libya-dilemmas-and-likely-review/ In light of the recent developments of the Libyan crisis, which traces back to 2014, and the inability of Khalifa Haftar that the current Egyptian regime and its regional allies have been backing, to resolve the crisis by military...

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Mohammed Soliman

Mohammed Soliman is a Non-Resident Scholar with the Middle East Institute’s Cyber Program. His work focuses on the intersection of technology, geopolitics, and business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and his extensive, cross-sectoral network throughout the region informs his analysis. Previously, he worked as an analyst and columnist for Tahrir News, al-Maqal,

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Egypt’s sizeable informal economy complicates its pandemic response

Source:  Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/blog/egypts-sizeable-informal-economy-complicates-its-pandemic-response Trying to gauge the effects of the pandemic on Egypt’s economy is like watching a pipe slowly drip water on the ceiling. You have no way of knowing how bad it’s going to be, but you can tell it’s bad news and getting worse by the day. Read

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Egypt’s Copts and Politics: Determinants and Developments

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Almuneir Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-copts-and-politics-determinants-and-developments/ Although Egypt’s Copts are considered an important component of the Egyptian society, however, many problems have often surfaced regarding the status of the Copts within the State and even within the Egyptian society itself. These...

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Egypt’s path forward from the pandemic’s economic fallout

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mohammed Soliman Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/egypts-path-forward-pandemics-economic-fallout Today marks almost three months of a global shutdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces a double whammy from the resulting economic fallout and the sharp decline...

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