The Road to (In)stability: The Impact of Covid-19 on the Egyptian Economy

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/road-instability-impact-covid-19-egyptian-economy-27495 As in many parts of the world, COVID-19 has brought into sharper relief the structural problems in Egypt’s economy. In many respects, these problems are far from new. Egypt’s economy has had...

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In Search of Balance: Egypt and the Great Powers

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Nael Shama Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/search-balance-egypt-and-great-powers-27407 In his recently-published memoirs, Egypt’s former foreign minister, Nabil Fahmy, painted a clear picture of the prevalent mood inside Egypt’s ruling establishment concerning the country’s stance towards great...

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Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula: A Never-Ending Conflict

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Guido Olimpio Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/egypt-sinai-peninsula-never-ending-conflict-27404 Check-points guarding the entrance to a village or road junction. In January and February, I crossed many of them in the southern regions of Egypt, on the Luxor-Aswan-Abu Simbel axis. The guards do not...

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Egypt’s Prospects as an Energy Export Hub Across Three Continents

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Michaël Tanchum Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/egypts-prospects-energy-export-hub-across-three-continents-27408 Egypt is on the threshold of becoming a natural gas and electricity export hub, a development which, if it materializes, carries the potential to radically reconfigure the pattern of...

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A Two-Pronged Egyptian Strategy To Deal with the Libyan Chaos

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/two-pronged-egyptian-strategy-deal-libyan-chaos-27488 The drums of war being beaten by Egyptian President ʿAbdel Fattah al-Sisi in June 2020 ‒ in response to the Government of National Accord (GNA) forces’ advance on the Sirte-Jufra frontline...

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Egypt’s Repression Against Civil Society

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Gennaro Gervasio and Andrea Teti Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/egypts-repression-against-civil-society-27414 On August 25th, 2020, the Director and co-founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) Bahey Eldin Hasan was found guilty of “publishing false news” and “insulting the...

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Authoritarian Governance in Egypt: A Return to the Past

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Marina Ottaway Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/authoritarian-governance-egypt-return-past-27405 Egypt’s brief dalliance with free elections after the 2011 uprising led, perversely, to the most authoritarian government since the 1970s. Under the presidencies of Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak, the...

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The Nile Conflict and Egypt’s Failed Power Projection

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Stephan Roll Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/nile-conflict-and-egypts-failed-power-projection-27406 The Nile River conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia still appears to be at an impasse. But even if an agreement is reached on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)...

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Egypt-Gulf Powers: Partners or Competitors?

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Gawdat Bahgat Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/egypt-gulf-powers-partners-or-competitors-27402 One of the key developments in the Middle East in the last few decades has been the growing alliance between Egypt and some of the Gulf Cooperation Council states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman...

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The Role of Egypt′s Armed Forces: A Military Empire

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Nathan Brown and Amr Hamzawy Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/role-egypts-armed-forces-military-empire-27403 Since 2011, the Egyptian armed forces have played an unusual political role, at the center of Egyptian governance on a very wide range of matters. The set of crises imposed by the COVID-19...

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Political Islam and Secular Forces: The Struggle for Survival in Egypt

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Michael Wahid Hanna Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/political-islam-and-secular-forces-struggle-survival-egypt-27506 In the aftermath of Egypt’s July 2013 coup that ousted the Muslim Brotherhood President, Mohamed Morsi, and set the stage for the country’s current military-led political order...

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Shifting Priorities: The Evolution of Egypt’s Foreign Policy

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/shifting-priorities-evolution-egypts-foreign-policy-27409 Analysing the evolving trajectories in contemporary Egyptian foreign policy is not simple for several reasons related to its history, the cultural importance in the Arab and Muslim world...

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