Middle East policy shows Turkey’s new desire for allies

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Galip Dalay Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/2021/05/middle-east-policy-shows-turkeys-new-desire-allies Although there is no golden era in Turkish-Egyptian relations, the post-2013 period has been exceptionally bad. Turkey was the most vocal opponent of the Egyptian coup of 2013 which removed the country’s first democratically-elected Islamist...

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Is the new Arab alliance too good to be true?

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Dr. Neil Quilliam Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/2021/05/new-arab-alliance-too-good-be-true Alliances in the Middle East come and go, often shaped and determined by regional competition and international intervention. The past few years have seen the normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel, the reconciliation between the GCC states...

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Egyptian Exceptionalism in a Chinese-led World

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Mohamed El Dashan Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/2021/02/egyptian-exceptionalism-chinese-led-world When Cairo dispatched its minister of health Hala Zayed along with some medical equipment to Beijing to express solidarity with China in its battle with COVID-19 back in March 2020, the Egyptian government was beaming with pride – both publicly and...

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Egypt and the Gulf: Allies and Rivals

Source: Chatham House Author(s): David Butter Original Link:  https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/egypt-and-gulf-allies-and-rivals There is and will continue to be an edge of rivalry in Egypt’s relations with the dominant Gulf Arab powers. This paper will focus primarily on the Egypt–Gulf relationship during the Sisi era. Read more at original link

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Synergy in North Africa: Furthering Cooperation

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Dr. Mohammed Masbah and Mohamed El Dahshan Original Link:  https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/synergy-north-africa-furthering-cooperation Discussions of North African integration have evoked ideas of a shared identity and a common destiny in the region. However, recent attempts to build regional blocs in North Africa have been unsuccessful. This paper...

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Dr. Mohammed Masbah

Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme Biography Mohammed Masbah is an associate fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House. He is a political sociologist whose work centers on authoritarianism youth movements and political Islam, with a focus on North Africa. Dr Masbah is the director of the Moroccan

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Morsi’s Death Will Shake the Muslim Brotherhood

Source: Chatham House Author(s):  Georges Fahmi Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/morsi-s-death-will-shake-muslim-brotherhood In the wake of the death of former Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi, there has been a wave of solidarity among the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters in Egypt and abroad. Competing groups, beset by a deep divide caused by two strands of...

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The Gulf Divided: The Impact of the Qatar Crisis

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Jane Kinninmont Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/publications/research/2019-05-30-Gulf%20Crisis_0.pdf By early 2019 the rupture within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)1 stemming from the boycott of Qatar by four Arab states appeared to be well entrenched as a new feature of Middle East politics. The crisis erupted in June 2017...

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Egyptian Election Numbers Show Regime Supporters Are Becoming More Passive

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Dr. Georges Fahmi Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/egyptian-election-numbers-show-regime-supporters-are-becoming-more-passive The Egyptian presidential election has shown that the regime of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi still enjoys support among the same constituencies that opposed the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood in June 2013. However...

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New Groups Will Lose Out in Egypt’s Market of Violence

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Georges Fahmi Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/new-groups-will-lose-out-egypts-market-violence The UK and US authorities have recently listed two Egyptian groups, Hassm and Lewaa al-Thawra, as terrorist organizations. Hassm, an abbreviation for ‘The Arms of Egypt Movement’ (established in July 2016), and Lewaa al-Thawra, which...

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In Egypt, Sisi Faces Down Some Surprising Challengers

Source: Chatham House Author (s): Jane Kinninmont Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/egypt-sisi-faces-down-some-surprising-challengers Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi seems certain to win a contrived presidential election in March, after other challengers including a former prime minister and high-ranking military officers were barred from running or pressured...

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MENA men under pressure

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Dr Shereen El Feki Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/twt/mena-men-under-pressure In the heady days of 2011, Tahrir Square was a showcase for the best and the worst of Egyptian manhood. I saw protesters fighting and falling for the dreams of ‘freedom’, ‘justice’ and ‘dignity’ writ large in the graffiti that wallpapered their downtown...

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