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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Tsars and pharaohs: Leadership in the next era of great power competition

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Will O’Brien Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/tsars-and-pharaohs-leadership-in-the-next-era-of-great-power-competition/ On October 23 and 24, African leaders will gather in Sochi, Russia, as Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts the first Russia-Africa Summit, which the Kremlin has described as a strategic...

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Egypt’s latest protests are an alarm bell for Sisi

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentice Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypts-latest-protests-are-an-alarm-bell-for-sisi/ Egypt seems to be getting back to normal after a number of demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that began on September 20. This may be the consequence of the zero-tolerance approach...

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The Christie’s Affair: The Looting and Sale of Indigenous Egyptian Artifacts

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): AMAL A. KANDEEL AND NOOR SULLIVAN Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-christie-s-affair-the-looting-and-sale-of-indigenous-egyptian-artifacts This week, Egypt has commemorated the 67th anniversary of the expulsion of King Farouk, the last conduit for British control and exploitation of Egypt, and the...

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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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