Egypt’s Emerging Ruling Class

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Shana Marshall Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/10/26/egypt-s-emerging-ruling-class-pub-83025 The Egyptian military’s capture of state resources under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi depends on a poorly run state and the visible corruption of the former regime, auguring a new ruling class of military officers. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s Military as the Spearhead of State Capitalism

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/10/26/egypt-s-military-as-spearhead-of-state-capitalism-pub-83010 President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has reinvigorated state capitalism in Egypt through military-led real estate development, industrial hubs, extractive activities, private sector encroachment, and using private investment to recapitalize the...

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Sisi’s War on the Poor

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/82772 The Egyptian government’s fiscal and economic policies are accelerating the transfer of wealth from lower and middle classes to itself and business elites, with likely devastating consequences. Read more at original link

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Egypt: Trends in Politics, Economics, and Human Rights

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/09/09/egypt-trends-in-politics-economics-and-human-rights-pub-82677 Congress should lead the reorientation of assistance policies towards Egypt as well as urge administration engagement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to promote more constructive outcomes. Read more at original...

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How Much Will the Pandemic Change Egyptian Governance and for How Long?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Amr Hamzawy and Nathan Brown Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/07/23/how-much-will-pandemic-change-egyptian-governance-and-for-how-long-pub-82353 In Egypt, coronavirus response efforts were led by the prime minister and other technocrats. What does this change mean for Egypt—and how long will it last? Read more at original link

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Water Woes

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/82289 Michele Dunne has prepared a short video on the dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over Ethiopia’s construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Addis Ababa has just completed the dam and is now ready to fill it. In October 2017, Dunne and Katherine Pollock had written in Diwan about what was...

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