Egypt’s Military Now Controls Much of Its Economy. Is This Wise?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/11/25/egypt-s-military-now-controls-much-of-its-economy.-is-this-wise-pub-80281 The military is woven into almost every part of Egypt’s economy. It runs businesses, produces goods, and manages huge infrastructure projects. What are the consequences of involving a country’s armed forces so deeply in its...

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Owners of the Republic: An Anatomy of Egypt’s Military Economy

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/11/18/owners-of-republic-anatomy-of-egypt-s-military-economy-pub-80325 The Egyptian military’s takeover in 2013 transformed its role in the national economy, turning it into an autonomous actor that can reshape markets and influence government policy setting and investment strategies. Read more at original...

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When the Procedural is Political

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Nathan J. Brown Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80301 In Egypt today there is little room for politics on issues in which the regime has staked out clear positions or that are deemed to be connected to security. But there is still room for vigorous debate over matters that might seem mundane, but are still consequential for Egyptians,

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Dividing the Nile

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Andrew Miller Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80283 One of the tragedies of the U.S.-Egyptian relationship is that American policymakers often can do little to protect U.S. interests without the active cooperation of Egyptian policymakers, who tend to be anything but cooperative. The dispute between Egypt, Ethiopia, and other Nile riparian countries...

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Russia in the Middle East: Jack of All Trades, Master of None

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Eugene Rumer Original Link:  https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/10/31/russia-in-middle-east-jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none-pub-80233 The 2015 Russian military intervention in Syria was a pivotal moment for Moscow’s Middle East policy. Largely absent from the Middle East for the better part of the previous two decades, Russia intervened to save Bashar...

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Egypt After the 2011 Revolution: Divisions in Postprotest Pathways

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Hafsa Halawa Original Link: https://carnegieeurope.eu/2019/10/24/egypt-after-2011-revolution-divisions-in-postprotest-pathways-pub-80141 Much has been written about Egypt’s revolution in 2011. Given that the military retook power only two years later in June 2013, the widespread view is that this revolution failed utterly. However, the protests of 2011 and 2013 left...

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Photo Essay: Aswan, an Egyptian Border Region in Waiting Mode

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80060 The Egyptian governorate of Aswan is situated along the Nile River and borders Sudan. Its capital, Aswan city, is the southernmost urban agglomeration in Egypt and has the distinction of having remained stable during the uprising of 2011, when much of the rest of the country was plunged into...

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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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