Sisi and Erdogan Are Accomplices of the Coronavirus

Source: Council on Foreign Relations (first published on Foreign Policy) Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/article/sisi-and-erdogan-are-accomplices-coronavirus By killing the Middle East’s sense of community, the region’s dictators have helped the pandemic on its death march. Read more at original link

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The Whole World Got Hosni Mubarak Wrong

Source: Council on Foreign Relations Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link:  https://www.cfr.org/article/whole-world-got-hosni-mubarak-wrong This article was first published here on ForeignPolicy.com on March 3, 2020.  The eulogies for Egypt’s fourth president focused on his downfall, but history will remember his overlooked accomplishments while in office. Read more at...

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Jonathan Masters

Jonathan Masters leads writers and editors who produce wide-ranging content for CFR.org, including Backgrounders, visual stories, and events. He also writes on foreign policy and national security and his work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic, and Bloomberg. Masters has a BA in political science from Emory University and an MA in social theory from the

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Source: Council on Foreign Relations   Author(s): Zachary Laub   Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/egypts-muslim-brotherhood   The Muslim Brotherhood, once Egypt’s largest opposition movement and a standard-bearer for Islamist groups around the world, has been once again driven underground as Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has consolidated power. Read more at original link

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Egypt Doesn’t Matter Anymore

Source: Council on Foreign Relations (originally published on ForeignPolicy.com) Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link:  https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/06/19/egypt-doesnt-matter-anymore-morsi-sisi/ https://www.cfr.org/article/egypt-doesnt-matter-anymore News broke earlier this week that Mohamed Morsi had died in an Egyptian courtroom. To some, the deposed president is now a...

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With Freedom and Justice for Sisi

Source: Council on Foreign Relations Author(S): Steven A Cook Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/freedom-and-justice-sisi This article was originally published here on ForeignPolicy.com on Friday, March 30, 2018. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has officially been taken into custody for a second term as president of Egypt. The outcome of Egypt’s election this week wasn’t surprising, though in one...

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Egypt’s Putinesque Election

Source: Council on Foreign Relations Author(s): Elliott Abrams Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/egypts-putinesque-election With an election looming, the incumbent president arrests and disqualifies all possible opponents, one after another. Vladimir Putin? Yes, as we see in his treatment of Alexei Navalny. (The BBC tells part of that story here.) And these moves by Putin have been...

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Democracy Is Not the Cure for Terrorism

Source: Council On Foreign Relations Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/democracy-not-cure-terrorism This article was originally published here in the Atlantic on Thursday, December 21, 2017. A few weeks ago, terrorists laid siege to a mosque in the small town of Bir al-Abd that lies just off the east-west road spanning the northern Sinai Peninsula. They killed...

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The Tragic Tale of Egypt’s Decline: Is It Also the Story of America’s Future?

Source: Council On Foreign Relations Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/tragic-tale-egypts-decline-it-also-story-americas-future This article was originally published here on Salon.com on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Alexandria, Egypt’s second city, was once a cosmopolitan place. Nestled in the eastern Mediterranean at the corner of Africa and the Levant, it...

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Financing Egypt’s “Missing Middle”

Source: Council On Foreign Relations Author(s): Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Becky Allen Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/financing-egypts-missing-middle This post is co-authored by Becky Allen, a research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) recently launched an initiative that will dedicate approximately $1.6...

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