Under Mediterranean Skies: Channels for Deepening Israel-Egypt Relations

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter Original Link:  https://www.inss.org.il/publication/under-mediterranean-skies-channels-for-deepening-israel-egypt-relations/?offset=0&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined On January 15, 2020, Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz and his Egyptian counterpart, Tarek el-Molla...

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The Suez Canal: A Route for Cultivating the Peace with Egypt

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-suez-canal-a-route-for-cultivating-the-peace-with-egypt/?offset=0&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined Egypt is currently marking the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal. The centrality of the Canal...

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Khader Sawaed

Khader Sawaed is a Neubauer Research Associate at INSS and a PhD candidate in Political Science department at the University of Haifa. He writes about the influence of stateness on democratic consolidation: comparative examination of Tunisia and Egypt after the ‘Arab Spring’. Holds a BA in political science and education and MA in international relations,

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The Protests in Egypt: A Wake-Up Call?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Doron Ella Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-protests-in-egypt-a-wake-up-call/?offset=0&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined Over recent weeks, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was confronted was with his gravest public crisis since taking...

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Natural Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean: Will Economic Wisdom Prevail?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s):  Oded Eran Original Link:  https://www.inss.org.il/publication/natural-gas-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-will-economic-wisdom-prevail/?offset=0&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined Among the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean – a region with a long history of rivalries and...

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The Chinese Development Model: A Cure for Egyptian Woes?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Doron Ella Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-chinese-development-model-a-cure-for-egyptian-woes/ As Egypt formulates and implements its economic reform program, its official discourse refers to China with increasing frequency as a supreme positive example. “The Chinese development model” – as it...

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Egypt and Israel: From Peace between Leaders and Armies to Peace between Peoples

Source: The Institute For National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Udi Dekel Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypt-israel-peace-leaders-armies-peace-peoples/ March 2019 marks the fortieth anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. This signed agreement affirmed peace as the strategic choice of both countries, and in turn distanced them from the...

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Beyond Energy: The Significance of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Gallia Lindenstrauss Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/beyond-energy-significance-eastern-mediterranean-gas-forum/ The Energy Ministers of Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority met in Cairo in mid-January 2019 to discuss the establishment of the Eastern...

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The War on Terrorism in Sinai: A Watershed?

Source: The Institute For National Security Studies Author(s): Yoram Schweitzer, Ofir Winter Original Link: http://www.inss.org.il/publication/war-terrorism-sinai-watershed/ The November 24, 2017 attack on al-Rawda mosque in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, apparently by Wilayat Sinai, a proxy of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Egypt, was the most deadly terrorist attack Egypt has ever...

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The IMF Egyptian Assistance Program, One Year On

Source: The Institute For National Security Studies Author(s): Nizan Feldman, Ofir Winter Original Link: http://www.inss.org.il/publication/imf-egyptian-assistance-program-one-year/ The financial assistance program to Egypt by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), approved in November 2016, has scored important achievements, even as it has presented Cairo with complicated economic and...

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Egypt’s Challenging Shift from Counterterrorism to Counterinsurgency in the Sinai

Source: The Institute For National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter, Meirav Malter Original Link: http://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypts-challenging-shift-counterterrorism-counterinsurgency-sinai/ Since June 2017, Egypt has been dealing with a signficant rise in terror attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and inside Egypt by Sinai Province, the Islamic State affiliate. Improving the...

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Israel’s Empty Embassy in Cairo

Source: The Institute For National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter Original Link: http://www.inss.org.il/publication/israels-empty-embassy-cairo/ Since the normalization of relations between Israel and Egypt, the only time that the Israeli presence in Cairo was cut off completely came in late 2016, when the Israeli ambassador and his staff returned to Israel due to security warnings...

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