Insurgency in Sinai: Challenges and Prospects

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil Al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/insurgency-in-sinai-challenges-and-prospects/ In May 2022, at least 16 Egyptian troops were killed in two separate attacks in the Sinai Peninsula. The attacks were claimed by Wilayat Sinai or Sinai Province (SP), Egypt’s branch of the so-called Islamic State (IS), which has been...

Learn More

Gulf Countries’ Aid to Egypt: It Is Politics, Not the Economy, Stupid!

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil Al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/gulf-countries-aid-to-egypt-it-is-politics-not-the-economy-stupid/ On April 4, 2022, Gulf Arab countries pledged $22 billion to help Egypt avert a currency crisis resulting from the Russian war on Ukraine. The Egyptian pound lost about 14 percent of its value to the dollar...

Learn More

Russia’s War on Ukraine: Egypt’s Limited Room for Maneuver

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil Al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/russias-war-on-ukraine-egypts-limited-room-for-maneuver/ The Russian war on Ukraine will have significant impacts on countries in the Middle East, ranging from strategic realignments to energy security and food supplies. For Egypt, the war is expected to have a major impact on its...

Learn More

Sisi Intensifies Arms Imports to Secure External Support for His Policies

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil Al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/sisi-intensifies-arms-imports-to-secure-external-support-for-his-policies/ Egypt has become the third largest arms importer in the world, according to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The institute’s “Trends in International Arms Transfers” report reveals that...

Learn More

Sisi’s Transnational Repression: Silencing Political Dissidents in Exile

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil Al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/sisis-transnational-repression-silencing-political-dissidents-in-exile/ On January 6, the FBI arrested Pierre Girgis, an Egyptian American, for spying on critics of Egypt’s president in the United States. According to the US Department of Justice, Girgis was indicted by a Manhattan...

Learn More

Sudan Coup: The Regional Interference behind a Faltering Transition

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil Al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/sudan-coup-the-regional-interference-behind-a-faltering-transition/ On October 25, 2021, Sudan’s General Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan staged a coup, declared a state of emergency, dissolved the power-sharing Sovereign Council, sacked the civilian government, and temporarily detained Prime...

Learn More

Agreements and Tensions in US-Egyptian Relations

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Sahar Khamis Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/agreements-and-tensions-in-us-egyptian-relations/ The US-Egypt strategic dialogue was held in Washington, DC in early November between Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his American counterpart, Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Initially launched under President Bill...

Learn More

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: Old Problems and New Divisions

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/egypts-muslim-brotherhood-old-problems-and-new-divisions/ Since its removal from power in 2013, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt continues to face many problems and challenges. Having always prided itself on being the most cohesive, disciplined, and united Islamist movement, the group...

Learn More

Growing Relations between Egypt and Russia: Strategic Alliance or Marriage of Convenience?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/growing-relations-between-egypt-and-russia-strategic-alliance-or-marriage-of-convenience/ On August 22nd, Egypt’s Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohammad Zaki made a trip to Russia with a high-level military delegation. Zaki attended the seventh meeting of the...

Learn More

Arab Women Political Prisoners Jailed by US Middle East Allies

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Sahar Khamis Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/arab-women-political-prisoners-jailed-by-us-middle-east-allies/ When President Joe Biden was sworn in on January 20th as the 46th president of the United States, America’s friends in particular hoped that his administration would take a strong moral stand against all human rights...

Learn More

Will Egypt Live with GERD as a Bitter Reality?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/will-egypt-live-with-gerd-as-a-bitter-reality/ On July 19, Ethiopia announced that it had completed the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). This unilateral step had been rejected by the downstream countries, Egypt and Sudan, which insisted on a binding...

Learn More

Doubts Surround Egypt’s Draft National Human Rights Strategy

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles W. Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/doubts-surround-egypts-draft-national-human-rights-strategy/ Long hounded by international criticism of its deteriorating human rights record, the government of Egypt is preparing to respond by launching a new national human rights strategy. The strategy appears to be aimed not...

Learn More
Skip to toolbar