Proposed Amendments to the Egyptian Constitution: Enshrining Autocracy

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Policy Analysis Unit Original Link: https://www.dohainstitute.org/en/PoliticalStudies/Pages/Proposed-Amendments-to-the-2014-Egyptian-Constitution-Consolidating-Autocracy.aspx On 13 and 14 February 2019, The Egyptian parliament voted in favor — 485 against 16 with one abstention — of amending the constitution. The proposal was submitted by 155...

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The Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum Reinforces Current Regional Dynamics

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Joe Macaron Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-eastern-mediterranean-gas-forum-reinforces-current-regional-dynamics/ On January 14, the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) was inaugurated in Cairo, triggering the region’s official transition from oil dependence to the era of gas production. The ongoing...

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The Aftermath of Egypt’s 2018 Presidential Election: Stormy Weather Ahead

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles W. Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-aftermath-of-egypts-2018-presidential-election-stormy-weather-ahead/ The Egyptian presidential election of March 2018 posed a simple challenge for incumbent President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. He needed a convincing victory (by authoritarian standards) against superficially...

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Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) is a nonprofit, independent, and nonpartisan research organization dedicated to furthering the political, economic, and social understanding of the Arab world in the United States and to providing insight on US policies and interests in the Middle East. As a Washington-based authoritative research center on the Arab world, ACW addresses

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Egypt’s Presidential Elections and the Challenges Ahead

Source: Arab Center Washington Institute Author(s): Charles Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-presidential-elections-and-the-challenges-ahead/ The presidential election in Egypt will take place March 26-28, and it is widely understood that the serving president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, will be the winner. In the midst of an ongoing crackdown on opposition and an...

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