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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Egypt’s Changing policy in Libya: Opportunities and Challenges

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-changing-policy-in-libya-opportunities-and-challenges/ On December 27, 2020, a high-ranking Egyptian diplomatic and security delegation visited the Libyan capital of Tripoli to hold talks with the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). The delegation...

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The Biden Administration and Egypt: A New Course or Business as Usual?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-biden-administration-and-egypt-a-new-course-or-business-as-usuals Since the announcement of Joe Biden’s victory in the US election, a state of anxiety and unease has gripped Egypt. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi will now lose a reliable friend in Washington, President Donald...

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The Sisi Firewall

Source: Doha Institute Author(s): Mostafa El-Sayed Hussin Original Link: https://www.dohainstitute.org/en/PoliticalStudies/Pages/The-Sisi-Firewall-Cyber-Suppression-Strategies-and-the-Future-of-Cyberspace-in-Egypt.aspx On 25 January 2011, the Mubarak regime woke up to its worst nightmare: thousands of Egyptians on the streets demonstrating in response to a Facebook invitation. The state was...

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Protests of the Poor in Egypt: Causes and Implications

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/protests-of-the-poor-in-egypt-causes-implications/ On September 20th, a series of anti-government demonstrations broke out in a number of Egyptian governorates and villages protesting the social and economic conditions of the country. These demonstrations coincided with the first...

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Egypt: Strategic Implications of Extended Political Repression

Source: Doha Institute Author(s): Hesham Shafick Original Link:  https://www.dohainstitute.org/en/PoliticalStudies/Pages/Egypt-Strategic-Implications-of-Extended-Political-Repression.aspx [Description] (make sure you only post 100- 200 word excerpt of paper & follow with a “read more at original link”) Read more at original link

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Egypt-Iraq-Jordan Alliance Tries to Change Middle East Dynamics

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Curtis R. Ryan Original Link: On August 25, 2020, the leaders of Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan met in Amman for the third in a succession of meetings marking ever-closer relations between the three Arab states. Earlier meetings had taken place in March 2019 in Cairo and in September 2019 in New York City, on the

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