Nathan Toronto

In Libya, Egypt is in a sort of debtor’s prison. Given the trajectory of the Middle East and North Africa since the so-called Arab Spring a decade ago, not to mention the 1,158 kilometer border shared with Libya and arms flows from the country to Sinai, Egypt’s involvement in Libya was virtually a foregone conclusion.

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Caught in a Debtor’s Prison

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Nathan Toronto Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80901 In Libya, Egypt is in a sort of debtor’s prison. Given the trajectory of the Middle East and North Africa since the so-called Arab Spring a decade ago, not to mention the 1,158 kilometer border shared with Libya and arms flows from the country to Sinai, Egypt’s involvement in

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Egypt as an Authoritarian Vanguard

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen and Noha Khaled Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80585 Among the hundreds of chants by Arab protestors in Algeria, Sudan, Iraq, and Lebanon during recent months of demonstrations, in what may be considered a second wave of the so-called Arab Spring, those directed against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi have been...

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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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