Why Is Trump Helping Egypt’s Dictator Entrench His Power?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/04/08/why-is-trump-helping-egypt-s-dictator-entrench-his-power-pub-78823 As someone who has watched the Egyptian people struggle against dictators for years, it is hard to fathom the fact that President Donald Trump will welcome Egypt’s brutal military leader, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, for a White...

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Egypt’s Political Exiles: Going Anywhere but Home

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne and Amr Hamzawy Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/03/29/egypt-s-political-exiles-going-anywhere-but-home-pub-78728 While Egyptians have expatriated to find work abroad for decades, something different has been going on since 2011: thousands have expatriated for political reasons. Some have left based on a general sense that the...

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Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood After the Arab Uprisings

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Tamer Badawi and Osama Al-Sayyad Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/03/19/mismatched-expectations-iran-and-muslim-brotherhood-after-arab-uprisings-pub-78621 Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, despite falling on opposite sides of the Middle East’s Sunni-Shia divide, both see benefits in cultivating ties. For Iran, outreach to the Brotherhood, particularly the...

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Surviving Repression: How Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Has Carried On

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Barbara Zollner Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/03/11/surviving-repression-how-egypt-s-muslim-brotherhood-has-carried-on-pub-78552 Since the military overthrow in July 2013 of Egypt’s then president Mohamed Morsi, the regime of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has engaged in the systematic repression of the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Morsi is a member...

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Money and Morals: Salafi Economics in the Arab World

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Francesco Cavatorta, Valeria Resta Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/03/06/money-and-morals-salafi-economics-in-arab-world-pub-78509 In the wake of the 2010–2011 Arab uprisings, many Salafis across the Middle East and North Africa moved away from their traditional noninvolvement in political activism and embraced institutional politics through the...

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Worse Than Mubarak

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Andrew Miller and Amy Hawthorne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/02/27/worse-than-mubarak-pub-78470 Consumed by domestic politics, exhausted by the Middle East, and complacent about the stability of Arab allies, Washington has stopped paying close attention to Egypt. But something alarming is happening in the most populous Arab country and a key...

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Hosni Mubarak Was Overthrown Eight Years Ago. Should Egypt Miss Him?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michael Young, Sherif Mohy El Deen, Dina al-Khawaga, andTamer Badawi Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/78388 Dina al-Khawaga Eight years after Hosni Mubarak’s departure, I am inclined to think that most Egyptians miss the days of the former president’s rule. This does not mean that a majority favors his return as president, nor does it

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Yasmine Farouk

Yasmine Farouk studied political science at Cairo University, Sciences Po Paris and was a Fulbright Fellow at Yale University during her postdoctoral studies. Her previous research and publications cover Egyptian and Saudi foreign policies, international relations in the Arab world, and social participation in policy and constitution making. Prior to joining Carnegie, Yasmine was based

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What Sisi Wants from Sudan

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Khaled Mahmoud Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/78367 On January 27, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir made a surprise visit to Cairo, where he praised Egypt’s support for “Sudanese stability” against widespread protests that have been ongoing since December 19. These demonstrations against Sudan’s deteriorating economic situation are calling for...

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Generalissimo Sisi

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mansour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/78363 On February 3, Egyptian parliamentarians from Tahya Misr (“Support Egypt”), a coalition supporting President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi that comprises one-fifth of parliament, submitted a proposal to amend the Egyptian constitution. Two days later, the General Committee accepted the proposed amendments...

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The Middle East Strategic Alliance Has a Long Way To Go

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yasmine Farouk Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/02/08/middle-east-strategic-alliance-has-long-way-to-go-pub-78317 The Arab world needs a collective security architecture. The U.S. project of a Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA) could in theory be a step forward, especially as it links military security to political and economic security. But so...

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Lost Capital: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Neoliberal Transformation

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Wael Gamal Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/2019/02/01/lost-capital-egyptian-muslim-brotherhood-s-neoliberal-transformation-pub-78271 In an October 2011 interview, Hassan Malek, a leading Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood businessman, emphasized that the Islamist group was friendly to business. Its main problem with the economic policies of former president Hosni...

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