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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United States Assistance for Egypt

Source: Council On Foreign Relations Author(s): Unknown Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/report/united-states-assistance-egypt-0 Elliott Abrams testified before the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. He gave his assessment of the security side of the U.S.-Egypt aid relationship and suggested that the United States...

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Egypt’s Economic Reform: The Good and the Bad

Source: Council On Foreign Relations Author(s): Steven A. Cook, Imran Riffat Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/egypts-economic-reform-good-and-bad Last Friday, many Egyptians and more than a few Egypt watchers in Washington, DC, held their collective breath. November 11 was to be the “Revolution of the Poor,” but the 22 million who live in poverty did not show up in

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Egypt’s Black Market Blues

Source: Council On Foreign Relations Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/egypts-black-market-blues Just as I was heading out the door yesterday, I received a message from my friend Timothy Kaldas with just two words: “They caved.” I knew exactly what he was referring to. The Central Bank of Egypt determined that it could no longer

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Sisi Wags His Finger

Source: Council On Foreign Relations Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/sisi-wags-his-finger Is Egypt melting down? It has an insurgency, a currency crisis, a brazen and brutal security apparatus that is sowing dissent, a phony political process, and a leader who has lost his grip. These are, at least, the reasons that have been outlined

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