Co-opting cybersecurity in Egypt

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Bassant Hassib and James Shires Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/co-opting-cybersecurity-in-egypt/ Cybersecurity is a key area of contest for digitalized politics, especially in uncertain and turbulent situations. Nowhere is this more starkly illustrated than in states such as Egypt, where the period since the January 2011...

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Qatar and Egypt are letting bygones be bygones

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Allison Nour Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/qatar-and-egypt-are-letting-bygones-be-bygones/ Since the signing of the Al Ula declaration in January to officially end the Qatari rift with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt, Egyptian-Qatari rapprochement has been among the fastest to develop. Within...

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Lessons from Israel and Egypt’s lukewarm peace

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Gabriel Mitchell Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/lessons-from-israel-and-egypts-lukewarm-peace/ On March 9, Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen met with his Egyptian counterpart Nasser Fahmi in the resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh, located at the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula. On the face of it, nothing...

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The unlikely success of Egypt’s 2011 revolution: A revived women’s movement

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Sara Khorshid Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-unlikely-success-of-egypts-2011-revolution-a-revived-womens-movement/ There was a time when the women’s cause was not a priority for many Egyptians concerned about the country’s woes. Prior to the 2011 uprising, it was common to believe that all Egyptians outside the ruling...

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Nile Basin’s GERD dispute creates risks for Egypt, Sudan, and beyond

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Amal Kandeel Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/nile-basins-gerd-dispute-creates-risks-for-egypt-sudan-and-beyond/ Competition for the Nile Basin’s freshwater has been growing markedly for three decades. In 2011, it intensified after Ethiopia started building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)—a mega-dam reportedly...

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Libya’s crisis is a tough puzzle to solve for Egypt

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentince Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/libyas-crisis-is-a-tough-puzzle-to-solve-for-egypt/ The new Turkish assertiveness in Libya and Libya National Army (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar’s strategic retreat from the Western part of the country have created a new equilibrium in the conflict. This is...

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The coronavirus crisis highlights the unique challenges of North African countries

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Karim Mezran, Alessia Melcangi, Emily Burchfield, and Zineb Riboua Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-coronavirus-crisis-highlights-the-unique-challenges-of-north-african-countries/ The countries of North Africa constitute a heterogeneous group from practically every point of view, from their political systems to their...

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Emily Burchfield

Emily Burchfield is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs, where she manages a wide range of projects aimed at promoting peace and security through scholarship and engagement. Her research focuses primarily on civil conflict, its regional implications, and its impact on US foreign policy. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in

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Art of the Egyptian Revolution

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): N/A Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypts-protests-art-of-the-revolution/ Protests in Egypt started in earnest on September 20 this year, invoking images of similar protests that dominated Tahrir Square in the spring of 2011. The recent protests lasted until mid-October and were sparked by perceptions of widespread...

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NATO countries should help Egypt mitigate security challenge near Libyan border

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Amal Kandeel Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/nato-countries-should-help-egypt-mitigate-security-challenge-near-libyan-border/ Egypt is facing multiple security challenges for which a military solution is deficient. A complex interplay between internal and external challenges, as well as human and security challenges, is...

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