Assault in Sheikh Zuweid: A turning point in Egypt’s fight against terrorism

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Unknown Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/assault-in-sheikh-zuwaid-a-turning-point-in-egypts-fight-against-terrorism-2/ On the morning of July 1, 2015, militants engaged in coordinated attacks throughout Egypt’s North Sinai province. The attacks began just before 7 a.m. Cairo time, taking place at multiple checkpoints and...

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Decision Making in Egypt: What Has Changed Since Mubarak?

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Ahmed Abd Rabou Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/decision-making-in-egypt-what-has-changed-since-mubarak/ Since former president Hosni Mubarak was ousted, Egypt has experienced political and economic instability and a pronounced lack of security. Having previously been governed under a stable, if unproductive, political...

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Radical Maximum Wage in Egypt: Who Pays the Bill?

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Hiba Safi Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/radical-maximum-wage-in-egypt-who-pays-the-bill/ Revolt in Egypt’s Banking Sector Over the course of the past several months, a revolt has taken place in Egypt’s banking sector. Seeking better opportunities and higher salaries in private sector banking jobs, hundreds of banking...

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Egypt Responds to the Beheading of Copts by IS in Libya

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egypt-responds-to-the-beheading-of-copts-by-is-in-libya/ Yesterday, Egyptians marked the culmination of the traditional, forty-day period of mourning for the twenty Egyptians and one Ghanaian beheaded by the Islamic State (IS) branch in Tripoli, Libya. Even as religious...

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What the Economic Conference Got Right, and Wrong, in Sharm el-Sheikh: The Scorecard

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Mohamed El Dahshan Original Link: https://timep.org/special-reports/what-the-economic-conference-got-right-and-wrong-in-sharm-el-sheikh-the-scorecard/ “Today is not the time for criticizing. Today is the time for cheerleading. Tomorrow, we criticize,” said my venture capitalist friend, responding to my skeptical comments after we...

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How Egyptian Mainstream Media Cover the War on Terror

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Kareem Farid Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/how-egyptian-mainstream-media-cover-the-war-on-terror/ Around seven o’clock p.m. on January 29, 2015, social media websites reported that a terrorist attack had hit three North Sinai cities of Rafah, al-Arish, and Sheikh Zuweid. Questions regarding the attacks—the apparent...

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What Egypt Should Realistically Expect from the Economic Development Conference

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Mohamed El Dahshan Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/what-egypt-should-realistically-expect-from-the-economic-development-conference/ Egypt’s Economic Development Conference (EEDC), launches this weekend in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Its stakes, in Egypt at least, seem to be getting higher by the minute. The...

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Egypt’s Elections on Pause

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Nathan J. Brown, May El-Sadany Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egypts-elections-on-pause/ With so many provisions littering Egypt’s legal landscape (many of which contain broad language and allow various bodies wide discretion), Egypt manages to combine a legalistic order with an uncertain one.  Senior officials...

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Policing Football in Times of Exception

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Karim Medhat Ennarah Original Link: https://timep.org/special-reports/policing-football-in-times-of-exception/ On February 8, 2015, at least 19 fans died while waiting to enter the Air Defense Stadium for the match between Zamalek and ENPPI – it was the first Egyptian league game to allow spectators, albeit a small number, after...

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The Menace of Collective Punishment and Lack of Due Diligence in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Adel Ramadan Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/the-menace-of-collective-punishment-and-lack-of-due-diligence-in-egypt/ “As long as murder is committed collectively, punishment is imposed collectively,” Judge Mohammed Nagy Shehata said in a television interview on February 2, 2015 – the day the Giza Criminal Court issued...

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Egypt’s Long Walk to Despotism

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Amro Ali Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egypt-despotism/ There is a menacing wind sweeping through Egypt engulfing bureaucrats, journalists, judges, celebrities, and the average “patriotic citizen” in its path, remolding them into carriers of despotic ideas. This system is not a clear-cut case of top-down power...

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