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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Explaining Egypt’s Role during the Gaza War

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/explaining-egypts-role-during-the-gaza-war/ On May 21, 2021, a cease-fire agreement was reached between Israel and Hamas after an 11-day military confrontation. Egypt played a vital role in securing the cease-fire, after intensive talks and negotiations leveraged with regional...

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Failures of Authoritarian Governance in Egypt

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/failures-of-authoritarian-governance-in-egypt/ On March 23, the world’s attention turned to Egypt as traffic in the strategic Suez Canal was disrupted after the 400-meter container ship, the Ever Given, ran aground in heavy wind. The crisis, which lasted for almost six days until...

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An Old, Ongoing Struggle: Domesticating Religious Institutions in Egypt

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/an-old-ongoing-struggle-domesticating-religious-institutions-in-egypt/ The relationship between religion and the state is controversial and problematic in the Arab world, particularly with the absence of clear demarcations that could define it. Historically, attempts by the state...

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Turkish-Egyptian Reconciliation Efforts Echo a Shifting Regional Order

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Daniel Brumberg  Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/turkish-egyptian-reconciliation-efforts-echo-a-shifting-regional-order/ Over the past month, Turkey has taken steps to restore diplomatic relations with Egypt. That President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has spearheaded this effort is paradoxical. After all, his disdain for President...

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Egypt’s Ties to Israel Deepen Despite Public Misgivings

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-ties-to-israel-deepen-despite-public-misgivings/ The Egyptian government has deepened its cooperation with Israel on strategic and economic matters in order to root out the extremist threat in the Sinai Peninsula and bolster Egypt’s economy. This policy particularly...

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Ten Years Later: Reflections on Egypt’s 2011 Uprising

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/ten-years-later-reflections-on-egypts-2011-uprising/ Ten years have passed since the January 25, 2011 uprising that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Although the revolution failed to establish a free, fair, and democratic state for all Egyptians, many of those who...

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Egyptian-Saudi Relations: Strategic Ties with Some Political Strains

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egyptian-saudi-relations-strategic-ties-with-some-political-strains/ Egypt and Saudi Arabia continue to be strategic partners in the Middle East, buoyed by shared interests and certain threat perceptions. Saudi Arabia values Egypt’s large military force, which helps to...

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