Report – Popular Politics in Egypt: From the 2011 Revolution to al-Sisi’s Authoritarian Revival

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Scott Williamson Original Link: https://pomed.org/report-popular-politics-in-egypt-from-the-2011-revolution-to-al-sisis-authoritarian-revival/ In a new POMED report, Scott Williamson examines how a growing body of political science scholarship has tried to answer these questions, with a focus on the understudied role of popular politics. His...

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Expert Q&A – Beyond Rhetoric: How Should the Biden Administration Support Human Rights and Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa?

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Hanan Abdulhadi, Amy Hawthorne and Mohamed Lotfy Original Link: https://pomed.org/expert-qa-beyond-rhetoric-how-should-the-biden-administration-support-human-rights-and-democracy-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa/#egypt Improving Egypt’s human rights record is a steep climb. The security apparatus has effectively nationalized the public...

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The Pandemic: A View from Egypt

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Mariam Mahmoud and Ayman Sabae Original Link: https://pomed.org/the-pandemic-a-view-from-egypt/ Background: Since last month, Egypt has been undergoing a third wave of COVID-19 infections, with cases reportedly five times higher than this time last year. From the outset of the pandemic, the government has resisted imposing...

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Ten Years After Mubarak’s Fall, What is Egypt’s Biggest Challenge?

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Clare Ulmer Original Link: https://pomed.org/ten-years-after-mubaraks-fall-what-is-egypts-biggest-challenge/ During our recent event on Egypt, POMED asked four experts what they see as the greatest challenge to the country’s stability ten years after the fall of the Mubarak regime. Here are their responses, edited for clarity. Read more at...

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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 – U.S. Military Assistance to Egypt: Separating Fact from Fiction

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Project on Middle East Democracy Original Link: https://pomed.org/fact-sheet-u-s-military-assistance-to-egypt-separating-fact-from-fiction/ 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 Egypt, the same level of...

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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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