Challenges for Egypt’s Fragile Stability

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentice Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/challenges-for-egypt-s-fragile-stability The death of Mohamed Morsi on June 17, the only president ever instated through democratic elections, arrived as a reckoning in post-revolutionary Egypt. It can be easy to read this dramatic event as the ideal...

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Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s First Democratically Elected President, Dies

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): David A. Wemer Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/mohammed-morsi-egypt-s-first-democratically-elected-president-dies Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, died after an appearance in a Cairo courtroom on June 17. Morsi was in a hearing facing espionage charges, reportedly stemming from alleged...

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Egypt’s Options in the Development of the Ethiopian Dam

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Hafsa Halawa Original Link: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypt-s-options-in-the-development-of-the-ethiopian-dam For decades, Egypt focused primarily on its foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa, and in the process neglected its Horn of Africa policy. Meanwhile, Ethiopia began construction on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance...

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Egypt Leads the Pack in Internet Censorship Across Middle East

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Elissa Miller Original Link: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypt-leads-the-pack-in-internet-censorship-across-the-middle-east Internet censorship around the world, including in the Middle East, is not a new phenomenon. Freedom of expression facilitated by the internet can pose a threat to authoritarian leaders around the world who seek to...

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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Marks Milestone, Approaches Completion

Source: Atlantic Council Author: J. Peter Pham Orignal Link: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/africasource/grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-marks-milestone-approaches-completion The April 2 anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in 2011 passed largely unremarked amid the cascade of momentous news coming recently from Ethiopia...

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In Egypt, Voter Turnout Falls Short

Source: Atlantic Council Author: Elissa Miller Original Link: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/in-egypt-voter-turnout-falls-short Evidenced by low voter turnout in the presidential election, Egypt’s optimism after the 2011 revolution that ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak has been replaced by apathy amid the rule of a new strongman, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. In Egypt’s...

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Th Presidents Scorecard

Source: Atlantic Council Author: Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-president-s-scorecard Egyptians are going to the polls to vote in a presidential election for the third time since the uprisings of 2011. The act of voting for a president who could, ostensibly, be voted out was a novelty. Hosni Mubarak served five six-year terms before...

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The State of Emergency in Egypt: An Exception or Rule?

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Yussef Auf Original Link: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-state-of-emergency-in-egypt-an-exception-or-rule The presidential decree issued on October 10, 2017 re-declaring state of emergency for three months, raised widespread debate. This decree was the third of its kind in 2017. Egypt has a long history of exceptional laws (the emergency...

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January 25: Experts Weigh In Seven Years Later

Source: Atlantic Council Author (s): Menasource Original Link: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/january-25-experts-weigh-in-seven-years-later We asked several Egypt experts where they think Egypt stands seven years after the January 25, 2011 uprising that led to the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. A common takeaway has been that Egypt is continuing to regress to its...

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Factbox: Egypt and North Korea

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Margaret Suter Original Link: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/factbox-egypt-and-north-korea On September 12, during a visit to Seoul, South Korea, Egypt’s Defense Minister reportedly announced that Egypt would be severing military ties with the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea. The alleged announcement and subsequent speculation...

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Al-Azhar and the Battle of Ideas against Extremist Islamism

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): H. A. Hellyer Original Link: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/al-azhar-and-the-battle-of-ideas-against-extremist-islamism The subject of extremist Islamism, and refuting it, remains a live one—and it is unlikely that it will change anytime soon. If there is ever a comprehensive and thorough response to extremist Islamism, it will have to take...

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