POMED’S Amy Hawthorne Testifies on Egypt before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Amy Hawthorne Original Link: https://pomed.org/pomeds-amy-hawthorne-testifies-on-egypt-before-the-house-committee-on-foreign-affairs/ On September 9, POMED’s Deputy Director for Research Amy Hawthorne testified in Congress before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs’s Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa...

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Fact Sheet – What Does an Annual $1.3 Billion in Military Assistance to Egypt Buy American Taxpayers?

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Project on Middle East Democracy Original Link: https://pomed.org/fact-sheet-what-does-an-annual-1-3-billion-in-military-assistance-to-egypt-buy-american-taxpayers/ Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its foreign affairs appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes $1.3 billion in foreign military financing to...

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What Egypt is Losing by Silencing Journalists During the Pandemic

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Mahmoud Farouk Original Link: https://pomed.org/what-egypt-is-losing-by-silencing-journalists-during-the-pandemic/ As the coronavirus continues to spread in Egypt, the regime is stepping up efforts not to combat the pandemic, but to silence the country’s few remaining independent media voices. In recent weeks, security forces have...

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Seth Binder

Seth is the Advocacy Officer at POMED. Previously, he served as the program manager and research associate at the Center for International Policy’s (CIP) Security Assistance Monitor program, where he focused on U.S. security assistance and arms sales policy. Among others, he has authored articles and publications on U.S. security assistance to Palestine, Yemen, and

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Report – U.S. Security Assistance to Egypt: Examining the Return on Investment

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): William D. Hartung and Seth Binder Original Link:  https://pomed.org/report-u-s-security-assistance-to-egypt-examining-the-return-on-investment/ In a new report jointly published by POMED and the Center for International Policy (CIP), “U.S. Security Assistance to Egypt: Examining the Return on Investment,” coauthors Seth Binder of POMED...

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Fact Sheet – Egypt’s “New” NGO Law: As Draconian as the Old One

Source: POMED – Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): N/A Original Link:  https://pomed.org/fact-sheet-egypts-new-ngo-law-as-draconian-as-the-old-one/ As Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends the UN General Assembly this week—and meets today with President Donald Trump—he likely will aim to divert attention from this weekend’s anti-regime protests in Cairo and several other...

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Q&A – Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How Egypt’s Constitutional Amendments Erode Judicial Independence

Source: POMED – Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Mohamed Al Ansary, Mahmoud Farouk, Ahmed Rizk Original Link: https://pomed.org/qa-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-how-egypts-constitutional-amendments-erode-judicial-independence/ On February 3, 2019, 155 members of Egypt’s pro-regime parliament, by some accounts working in coordination with security agencies and the...

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Fact Sheet – Egypt Under Pressure: Examining the Dangers of Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Source: POMED – Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): POMED Original Link: https://pomed.org/fact-sheet-egypt-under-pressure-examining-the-dangers-of-proposed-constitutional-amendments/ President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi plans to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in the White House on April 9, 2019, the Egyptian strongman’s second Oval Office visit in two years. Al-Sisi is likely...

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Not Over Yet: Latest Wave of Middle East Protests A Reminder of 2011’s Unmet Demands

Source: POMED – Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Leslie Campbell Original Link: https://pomed.org/not-over-yet-latest-wave-of-middle-east-protests-a-reminder-of-2011s-unmet-demands/ Recent images of hundreds of thousands of citizens marching peacefully through Algerian streets demanding the resignation of their autocratic ruler offer an unmistakable and powerful analog to the...

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Report – Fighting Corruption or Protecting the Regime? Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority

Source: POMED – Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Jessica Noll Original Link: https://pomed.org/report-corruption-egypts-administrative-control-authority/ This report explains the role of the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) as an instrument of power in al-Sisi’s regime, part of a wider system of repression and control. The report discusses how authoritarian rulers use...

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Report – Prayers Unanswered: Assessing the Impact of Egypt’s 2016 Church Construction Law

Source: POMED Author(s): Mahmoud Farouk, Amy Hawthorne, Ahmed Rizk Original Link: https://pomed.org/report-prayers-unanswered-assessing-the-impact-of-egypts-2016-church-construction-law/ Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has promised to improve the situation of the country’s Christians, who by many estimates constitute about ten percent of the population and face pervasive discrimination...

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Fact Sheet – Human Rights Conditions on U.S. Military Aid to Egypt

Source: POMED Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://pomed.org/fact-sheet-human-rights-conditions-on-u-s-military-aid-to-egypt/ Secretary of State Pompeo recently released $195 million in suspended Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Egypt before the conditions attached to these funds were met. By September 30, 2018, Pompeo will have to make a decision about the fate of...

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