Center for Global Policy

Source Link: https://www.cgpolicy.org/ Mission The Center for Global Policy (CGP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. CGP is the first independent, non-partisan American think tank working exclusively on issues at the intersection of U.S. foreign policy and Muslim geopolitics. We aim to enhance U.S. security and global stability by empowering our foreign policy decision-makers with...

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Biggest wave of arrests since Sisi took office: 1909 people detained

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/09/26/feature/politics/biggest-wave-of-arrests-since-sisi-took-office-1909-people-detained/ A wide and aggressive sweep by security forces continues, with at least 1,909 people arrested as of early Thursday morning, according to the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights. This arrest campaign, which...

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Protests in Egypt Show Trump’s Wrong about al-Sisi

Source:  Human Rights Watch Author(s):  Elisa Epstein Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/09/26/protests-egypt-show-trumps-wrong-about-al-sisi At the United Nations General Assembly meetings this week, US President Donald Trump praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as a “great leader” who has brought Egypt out of “turmoil.” A few weeks earlier Trump reportedly...

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Deconstructing Egypt’s Protests

Source: Center for Global Policy Author(s): Dr. H. A. Hellyer Original Link: https://www.cgpolicy.org/articles/deconstructing-egypts-protests/ Last week, sporadic protests broke out in different parts of Egypt following the release of videos that provided evidence of government corruption. More questions than answers exist in trying to understand the demonstrations, which makes the future...

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Mohamed Ali: Will Conflict of Wings Lead to Fall of Sisi?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s):  Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/mohamed-ali-will-conflict-of-wings-lead-to-fall-of-sisi/ Since the events of July 03, 2013, individuals and groups within the army have been trying to change the approach adopted by the leadership of the institution that aroused a state of dissatisfaction among officers of different ranks...

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Egypt: World leaders must act to stop President al-Sisi’s repressive crackdown

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/09/egypt-world-leaders-must-act-to-stop-president-al-sisis-repressive-crackdown/ Ahead of further protests expected on Friday, world leaders must confront President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and utterly condemn the crackdown he has waged to counter the outbreak of protests in...

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Egypt’s Protests: A Sign the Arab Spring Is Alive

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Imad K. Harb Original Link:  http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-protests-a-sign-the-arab-spring-is-alive/ What little is known about the demonstrations that broke out in Egyptian cities since Friday, September 20, is that they are spontaneous and the protesters are demanding the departure of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi and his coterie...

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Egypt: rights and security, another crackdown

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice and Alessia Melcangi Original Link:  https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-diritti-e-sicurezza-ancora-un-giro-di-vite-24005 The victory in the constitutional referendum of April 2019 offered the president al-Sisi the possibility of widening the range of powers, eliminating at the same time any...

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Money and image: Framing Mohamed Ali’s face off against Sisi

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Leila Arman Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/09/24/feature/politics/money-and-image-framing-mohamed-alis-face-off-against-sisi/ Before September 2, 2019, Mohamed Ali was an aspiring actor and minor celebrity. He looks a bit like actor Asser Yassin, loves horseback riding like Ahmed Elsaka, and is fond of being photographed with his luxury automobiles...

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Egypt: Struct. Imbalance in EFA Mechanisms

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s):  Amgad Hamdi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-struct-imbalance-in-efa-mechanisms/ There are many problems facing the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), particularly those related to the mechanisms of choosing its boards. Although the mechanism adopted by FIFA is to choose boards through election, the Egyptian government keeps...

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How Far Will Sisi’s Government Go to Crush Protests?

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Amr Magdi Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/09/23/how-far-will-sisis-government-go-crush-protests Time and again, Egyptian security forces have responded to peaceful protests with harsh oppression. Rare public protests this weekend were met with tear gas, the firing of live bullets, and mass arrests. Lawyers in Cairo talk of hundreds of...

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Beijing calling: Assessing China’s growing footprint in North Africa

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Adel Abdel Ghafar and Anna L. Jacobs Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/research/beijing-calling-assessing-chinas-growing-footprint-in-north-africa/ As the United States slowly disengages from the Middle East, and as Europe faces internal challenges, a new actor is quietly exerting greater influence across North Africa. China has been strategically...

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