Anti-Corruption Protests Roiling Egypt Add to Regional Insecurity

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link:  https://www.axios.com/anticorruption-protests-roil-egypt-regional-insecurity-4bef19d9-25cc-4aa8-9c77-1a21081e1f21.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/09/23/anti-corruption-protests-roiling-egypt-add-to-regional-insecurity-pub-79899...

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Recent Official Figures Suggest That 32 Percent of Egyptians Live in Poverty. What Are the Likely Impacts of This?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michael Young, Osama Diab, Beesan Kassab, Amr Adly, Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79687 A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security. Read more at original link

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Sisi’s Vanity Projects

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/79625 Since coming to power, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has undertaken various mega infrastructure projects with dubious economic benefits. Despite a worsening debt crisis, these projects remain a government priority. The debt crisis has grown with the percentage of the total debt of the GDP...

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Alone at the Top in Egypt

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79562 Official Egyptian responses to civil conflict and political transitions among countries since early 2019 have shown an instinctive preference to help a military strongman to power in Libya and preserve the overriding say of the armed forces in the governing arrangements of Sudan and Algeria. However, a...

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An Own Goal in Cairo

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79507 The early exit of the Egyptian national team from the African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt was considered a double loss by many people in the country. It was a sporting loss, given Egypt’s elimination by South Africa on July 6. But it was also a loss in terms of morals, because

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Arresting Hope in Egypt

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79457 When the Egyptian authorities arrested yet another group of well-known public figures in late June, the detainees were accused of involvement in a Muslim Brotherhood plot to bring down the government. Meanwhile, the Trump administration in the United States continues to give serious consideration to...

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Ennahda and Morsi’s Eulogy

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Youssef Cherif Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/79420 Since its return to Tunisia in 2011, Ennahda has tried to distance itself from the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). The trend increased since 2013 as the influence of the Islamist network dwindled, when the MB-backed groups fighting in Syria and Libya mutated into violent extremist movements, and after...

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In Morocco, Islamist and Leftist Sympathy, Official Silence

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maati Monjib Original Link:  https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/79421 Moroccan Islamists’ reactions to Morsi’s death varied according to their proximity the regime. Prime Minister and Secretary-General of Morocco’s Islamist party, the Justice and Development Party (PJD) Saadeddine Othmani was the most cautious, not volunteering any reaction. When journalists asked...

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Morsi’s Death Throws the Brotherhood into Further Turmoil

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Mohammad Affan Original Link:  https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/79419 The tragic death of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi in a courtroom cage elicited minimal reaction inside Egypt. Apart from small confrontations between angry protestors and police forces in his hometown and social media campaigns mourning his loss, there was little else. Egyptians seem to be...

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Morsi, A New Symbol of Sacrifice in Jordan

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Tareq Al Naimat Original Link:  https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/79422 The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has long been a source of inspiration for its Jordanian counterpart, making the death of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi an emotional blow to the Jordanian Brotherhood.  Read more at original link

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Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Is in the Works. What Does the Region Think?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): ZAHA HASSAN, SARAH YERKES, YASMINE FAROUK, MICHELE DUNNE, MARWAN MUASHER, INTISSAR FAKIR, FEDERIGA BINDI, JAKE WALLES Original Link:  https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/06/24/trump-s-middle-east-peace-plan-is-in-works.-what-does-region-think-pub-79365 Since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump has said he wants to strike a peace deal between Israelis and...

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