How Huawei’s Localization in North Africa Delivered Mixed Returns

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Tin Hinane El Kadi Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2022/04/14/how-huawei-s-localization-in-north-africa-delivered-mixed-returns-pub-86889 Algeria and Egypt pressed China’s telecom national champion Huawei for more value-added manufacturing and technology transfers. The company responded, but it ultimately improved its brand image without engaging in...

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Throwing Down the Gauntlet: What the IMF Can Do About Egypt’s Military Companies

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2022/04/07/throwing-down-gauntlet-what-imf-can-do-about-egypt-s-military-companies-pub-86821 IMF proposals and Egyptian government initiatives offer an opportunity to bring the country’s powerful military-owned companies under consolidated ownership and regulatory frameworks, mitigating their adverse impacts...

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Retain, Restructure, or Divest? Policy Options for Egypt’s Military Economy

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2022/01/31/retain-restructure-or-divest-policy-options-for-egypt-s-military-economy-pub-86232 Egyptian military agencies and companies provide significant economic benefits, but both their achievements and their shortcomings point to the need to reconsider their business model and role in the civilian economy...

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Navigating the Democracy-Security Dilemma in U.S. Foreign Policy: Lessons from Egypt, India, and Turkey

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Thomas Carothers and Benjamin Press Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2021/11/04/navigating-democracy-security-dilemma-in-u.s.-foreign-policy-lessons-from-egypt-india-and-turkey-pub-85701 This paper looks in depth at the democracy-security dilemma with a view to helping U.S. policymakers deal with it more systematically and effectively. Case studies of...

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Sisi’s Brand of Islam

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/85621 Sisi’s call for religious renewal falls within the regime’s attempt to centralize power in its hands, by creating a top-down version of state sponsored Islam, anchored in conservative social values. Read more at original link

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