Egypt’s offshore energy finds

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/monday-briefing-russians-launch-air-strikes-after-alleged-gas-attack The discovery of the Zohr offshore gas field in the Mediterranean in 2015, by the Italian energy company Eni, heralded some very good, and much needed, news for Egypt. At an estimated 30 trillion cubic feet, it is the...

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Gaza flare-up threatens Egyptian-led negotiations

Source: Middle East Institute  Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/gaza-flare-threatens-egyptian-led-negotiations-weekly-briefing Almost a year of tentative truce-building by Egypt and the UN was given a sharp kick in the teeth on Sunday when an Israeli covert operation in the Gaza Strip went wrong, leading to an exchange of gunfire between Israeli...

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“Arab Shield 1”: The birth of an Arab NATO?

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Giorgio Cafiero and Cinzia Bianco Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/arab-shield-1-birth-arab-nato As naval, air, and ground units from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) conduct war games in western Egypt this month, joined by observers from Morocco and Lebanon, many speculate that this could...

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The stakes behind the story: How Egypt’s media covered the Khashoggi case

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s):  Khaled Dawoud Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/stakes-behind-story-how-egypts-media-covered-khashoggi-case For nearly 10 days after news broke of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s  “disappearance” after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, state-owned Egyptian newspapers, as well as most private ones, chose to play it safe and avoid...

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Egypt’s sustainable development threatened by Ethiopian dam

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Amal Kandeel Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/article/egypt-s-stability-threatened-ethiopian-dam-defies-international-norms It is a travesty of unspeakable proportions that in the 21st century the construction of a mega-hydropower-generation project, the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)—whose reservoir can store almost all the annual flow...

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Israel-Egypt gas deal: politics, or business as usual?

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Rauf Mammadov Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/article/israeli-egyptian-gas-deal-politics-or-business-usual On Feb. 19, a consortium of oil companies led by the U.S.’s Noble Oil and Israel’s Delek signed a contract to supply the Egyptian energy company Dolphinus with up to 32 billion cubic meters of Israeli gas over ten years. The deal jolted...

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Millions of Rural Working Women in Egypt at Risk from Climate Change

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Amal Kandeel Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/article/millions-rural-working-women-egypt-risk-climate-change The impacts of climate change on Egypt’s agriculture are likely to be substantial, and will affect the millions of Egyptian women reliant on this economic activity for their livelihoods. The agricultural sector employs a large percentage...

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Egyptian Copts Under Attack: The Frailty of a National Unity Discourse

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Bård Helge Kårtveit Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/map/egyptian-copts-under-attack-frailty-national-unity-discourse On May 26, 2017, 30 Egyptian Coptic Christians were killed on a bus headed for St. Samuel’s Monastery near Minya.[1] This attack followed the Palm Sunday bombing of two Coptic Churches in Tanta and Alexandria. In less than six...

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India and Egypt: Economic Reconstruction and Stabilization

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Sameena Hameed Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/map/india-and-egypt-economic-reconstruction-and-stabilization Though the Egyptian economy during the Mubarak regime registered one of the highest growth rates in decades in the years before the Arab uprising, the fault lines were deep.[1]Over time, rising inequality, endemic corruption and other...

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What Egypt’s Court Ruling on Protest Law Means

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): David Risley Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/article/what-egypt-s-court-ruling-protest-law-means Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (S.C.C.) recently ruled that a central element of the country’s controversial Protest Law relating to police power to ban public demonstrations is unconstitutional. Article 73 of the constitution states in...

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I.M.F. Reforms Not Enough to Repair Egypt’s Economy

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Hossam Abougabal, Achment Gonim Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/article/imf-reforms-not-enough-repair-egypt-s-economy Addressing Egypt’s economic woes remains a matter of urgency for the stability of the government and the country as a whole. Egypt’s economic recovery plan, which was spearheaded by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in 2015...

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Resolving Egypt’s Housing Crisis Crucial to Long-Term Stability

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Achment Gonim, Hossam Abougabal Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/article/resolving-egypt-s-housing-crisis-crucial-long-term-stability With a population growing at a rate of approximately 2 percent per year, Egypt is faced with an urbanization crisis, as many of its cities find themselves increasingly overcrowded. Egypt’s housing crisis affects...

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