How has Egypt navigated the ongoing global economic fallout as a result of COVID-19?

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Mohamed El Dashan Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/how-has-egypt-navigated-the-ongoing-global-economic-fallout-as-a-result-of-covid-19/ No country in the world will emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic unscathed. As states and societies learn how to manage the virus and implement regulations to slow its spread...

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Misinfo, Disinfo, and Fake News in Egypt’s COVID-19 “Infodemic”

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/misinfo-disinfo-and-fake-news-in-egypts-covid-19-infodemic/ As early as February, the World Health Organization warned of a “massive infodemic” that was accompanying the COVID-19 outbreak. Social media and traditional media alike have been inundated with...

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Egypt’s Empowered Prosecution and Threats to Fair Trial Guarantees

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link:  https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-empowered-prosecution-and-threats-to-fair-trial-guarantees/ Legally defined as acting in the interest of the public, the public prosecution has always been a critical juncture in the Egyptian criminal justice system. As the body that initiates...

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The Role of Egypt’s Lawyers Amid State Crackdown and Prosecutorial Repression

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-role-of-egypts-lawyers-amid-state-crackdown-and-prosecutorial-repression/ At the 2015 funeral of the assassinated Egyptian Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat, President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi expressed the urgent need for exceptional measures in order to achieve...

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The Egyptian Prosecution: A Fact Sheet

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-egyptian-prosecution-a-fact-sheet/ What is the Public Prosecution? Who is the Public Prosecutor? How has the Public Prosecutor been appointed over the years?What appointment guidelines apply to prosecutors more broadly?Spotlight: What is the Supreme State...

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The Controversy of Banning Niqab in Public in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-controversy-of-banning-niqab-in-public-in-egypt/ Calls for banning the niqab (the full face veil) in public places and state institutions in Egypt have recently re-emerged, gaining momentum after the High Administrative Court rendered a final judgment this past...

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Fragile Fundamentals Under the Strain of Global Crisis: Egypt’s Economy During and After COVID-19

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/fragile-fundamentals-under-the-strain-of-global-crisis-egypts-economy-during-and-after-covid-19/ It’s increasingly clear that the outbreak of COVID-19 will be devastating for the global economy. The IMF has declared that the economic fallout will be the worst...

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While GERD’s Reservoir Remains Empty, Tensions Rise in Dam Dispute

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/while-gerds-reservoir-remains-empty-tensions-rise-in-dam-dispute/ This past week, Ethiopia opted to skip what was billed as the final round of talks in Washington to resolve the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Resolving the dispute over...

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Personal Status of Copts: Crisis Made by State and Church

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/personal-status-of-copts-crisis-made-by-state-and-church/ Recently in a rare ruling, an Egyptian court, in a case brought by a Christian woman demanding the equal distribution of inheritance between herself and her male siblings, ruled that Christians...

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Global tech and domestic tactics: Egypt’s multifaceted regime of information controls

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/global-tech-and-domestic-tactics-egypts-multifaceted-regime-of-information-controls/ Egyptian security agencies have effectively combined sophisticated technology purchased internationally with their own home-grown surveillance and censorship tactics to produce a...

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Whose Lives Matter? An Equivocal Approach to American Detainees

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Allison Mcmanus Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/whose-lives-matter-an-equivocal-approach-to-american-detainees/ On January 13, Mustafa Kassem died tragically of heart failure in a cold cell in Egypt’s Tora Prison. Kassem, a U.S. citizen and by all accounts an innocent man who spent six and a half years in...

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Hardened and Brittle: Egypt’s Authoritarian Fragility

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link:  https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/hardened-and-brittle-egypts-authoritarian-fragility/ At the core of many states’ decisions to maintain close ties with Egypt’s ruling government and its president Abdel-Fattah El Sisi is their confidence in the strength and stability of his regime. At a time in...

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