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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Egypt’s Constitutional Court Amendments: The International System On Its Own Terms

Source: Carnegie Author(s): MAI EL-SADANY and YASMIN OMAR Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/84941 New amendments to the law governing Egypt’s highest court are the latest in a series of steps intended to eat away at the international system; however, they threaten to further isolate the country and insert its judiciary into contentious foreign relations. Read more at original...

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Islamic Institutions in Arab States: Mapping the Dynamics of Control, Co-option, and Contention

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Frederic Wehrey ; Nathan J. Brown ; Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2021/06/07/islamic-institutions-in-arab-states-mapping-dynamics-of-control-co-option-and-contention-pub-84647 The complex relations between the state and Islamic institutions in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco shed light on evolving...

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Adapting to a Region in Flux

Source: Carnegie Author(s): NAEL SHAMA Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/84498 Nabil Fahmy is a former Egyptian foreign minister, who has spent nearly four decades in public service. He worked in the offices of former president Anwar al-Sadat and his vice president at the time, Hosni Mubarak. He also served at Egypt’s permanent mission to the United Nations, and was Egypt’s

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Will the Page Turn on Turkish-Egyptian Relations?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): H. A. HELLYER, ZIYA MERAL Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2021/03/19/will-page-turn-on-turkish-egyptian-relations-pub-84124 Relations have long been complicated between Egypt and Turkey: two powerful countries who share lively economic links and queasy political relations. But recently Ankara has been edging toward a rapprochement. What’s going on? Read...

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Civil-Military Relations in Sisi’s Egypt

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Risa Brooks Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2021/03/17/civil-military-relations-in-sisi-s-egypt-pub-84074 Given the challenges facing Egypt, Sisi has upended the basic formula of Egyptian civil-military relations and increased his personalist control over the military. Read more at original link

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