Egypt’s Synergy Between Natural Gas and Green Energy Transition: Cairo’s Advances in LNG and Green Hydrogen are Shaping the COP 27 Agenda

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Michaël Tanchum Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/egypts-synergy-between-natural-gas-and-green-energy-transition-cairos-advances-lng-and Egypt’s energy policy is helping to change the terms of the global debate on climate change by demonstrating that there is a basic compatibility between developing domestic natural gas resources and...

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A sharp rise in inflation forces Egyptians to cut expenses

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Khaled Dawoud Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/sharp-rise-inflation-forces-egyptians-cut-expenses While the holy month of Ramadan is known for increased food consumption in Egypt and other Muslim-majority countries, Elham Mohamed, 40, a government employee, said it was very difficult for her just to make ends meet this year.  “I had...

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The Russia-Ukraine war might finally bring about a rise in Egypt’s bread prices

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Khaled Dawoud Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/russia-ukraine-war-might-finally-bring-about-rise-egypts-bread-prices At a small mosque in Cairo’s middle-class neighborhood of Agouza, the traditional Friday prayer sermon was not about how Muslims should behave, or proper religious practices. Instead, it was about bread, known in the local...

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Drones are re-engineering the geopolitics of the Middle East

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mohammed Soliman Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/drones-are-re-engineering-geopolitics-middle-east The Middle East is experiencing a seismic shift in its geopolitics: the dawn of the era of drones. From Syria to Libya and from Yemen to Iraq, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have altered the dynamics on the battlefield. Turkey and Iran...

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Getting complicated in a hurry: The implications for Egypt of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/getting-complicated-hurry-implications-egypt-russias-invasion-ukraine A week after Russia invaded Ukraine, the economic and political ramifications for Egypt have evolved more rapidly, and comprehensively, than its policymakers would have wished. Read more at original link

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Expanding use of e-wallets in Egypt: Strengthening the social contract one transaction at a time

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Alaa Mazloum Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/expanding-use-e-wallets-egypt-strengthening-social-contract-one-transaction-time Egypt, like much of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), is experiencing an unprecedented digital transformation. Governments throughout the region are embracing emerging technologies, particularly in...

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The Russia-Ukraine War has Turned Egypt’s Food Crisis into an Existential Threat to the Economy

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Michaël Tanchum Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/russia-ukraine-war-has-turned-egypts-food-crisis-existential-threat-economy With the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war on Feb. 24, 2022, Egypt’s food security crisis now poses an existential threat to its economy. The fragile state of Egypt’s food security stems from the...

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Amid ongoing economic issues, Egypt looks to the IMF

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-qatars-sheikh-tamim-becomes-first-gulf-leader-visit-biden-white-house#mabrouk The economic fallout from the pandemic has persisted, a slow, steady battering ram against the Egyptian economy’s defenses. Increasing global shipping costs, inflation rates, and food import prices...

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Egypt’s growing regional energy role

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-flurry-diplomatic-exchanges-eve-gcc-summit#mabrouk Egypt has long stated its goal of becoming a regional energy hub and it is ramping up its efforts to achieve that aim. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s farmers hit hard by the impact of climate change

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-iran-nuclear-talks-resume-two-sides-remain-far-apart-ever#mabrouk As signs go, the recent climate change indicators in Egypt were near biblical. Two weeks ago, the Upper Egyptian city of Aswan saw a plague of scorpions. The mountains there are home to the Arabian fat-tailed...

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Washington hosts US-Egypt strategic talks

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-assassination-attempt-targeting-iraqi-pm-crosses-major-red-line#mabrouk It’s been six years since the last U.S.-Egypt strategic dialogue. Egypt’s foreign minister, Sameh Shoukry, arrived in Washington on Friday to meet with his counterpart, Secretary Antony Blinken, for two days...

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The GERD’s digital theater

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/gerds-digital-theater Despite great diplomatic efforts, progress on reaching a comprehensive agreement between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has remained elusive. While these states have long resorted to legal and political means to protect their share...

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