Egypt’s Mainland Terrorism Landscape

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Allison McManus, Jake Greene Original Link: https://timep.org/esw/articles-analysis/egypts-mainland-terrorism-landscape/ On May 8, four men carried out a brutal mass shooting, emptying their magazines into an adjacent car as they drove along the Nile in Helwan, a district in Cairo. Eight policemen were killed during the attack...

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The Struggle in Egypt’s Press Syndicate

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Mohamad Adam Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/the-struggle-in-egypts-press-syndicate/ Weeks of tension between Egypt’s journalists and the state have left the Egyptian Syndicate of Journalists divided, while the Egyptian Interior Ministry came out unscathed. This marks another success in the state’s longstanding strategy...

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Questioning Egypt’s Golden Era

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Amr Kotb Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/questioning-egypts-golden-era/ Mohamed Hassanein Heikal’s death in February marked another loss in the ever-shrinking cast of artists, actors, writers, singers, and journalists who awaken a feeling of nostalgia for many Egyptians. The 1950s and 60s in Egypt made up a period...

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Who Enforces Egypt’s Laws?

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Adel Ramadan Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/who-enforces-egypts-laws/ On May 1, Egyptian Ministry of Interior (MOI) personnel stormed the headquarters of the country’s Syndicate of Journalists and arrested two reporters in an unprecedented move. A sense of anger prevailed among journalists as the union’s general...

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Transitional Justice in Egypt: A Challenge and an Opportunity

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Catherine Turner Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/transitional-justice-in-egypt-a-challenge-and-an-opportunity/ In 2011, Egypt was rocked by the events that unfolded in Tahrir Square. The world watched as protesters gathered to demand that Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled Egypt since 1981, should go. The protests continued...

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Egyptian Political Parties and the Civil Society Crisis

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Ragab Saad Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egyptian-political-parties-and-the-civil-society-crisis/ In Egyptian politics, the stances of political movements and parties on human rights and citizenship vary according to their relationship with the incumbent regime. A quick review of the positions of the prominent...

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Tiran, Sanafir, and the Island of Executive Power in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/tiran-sanafir-and-the-island-of-executive-power-in-egypt/ From an outside perspective, the transfer of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabian control may seem relatively uneventful. The Straits of Tiran can easily be controlled or defended from Sinai given how...

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Egypt’s Unenviable Economy

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egypts-unenviable-economy/ Egypt’s economy is saddled with an array of complicated and interrelated challenges. The government is burdened with the unenviable task of addressing and overcoming these challenges in a weak global context for emerging economies. Unemployment...

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The real source of Egypt’s dollar crisis is scarcity. Devaluation isn’t enough.

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/the-real-source-of-egypts-dollar-crisis-is-scarcity-devaluation-isnt-enough/ The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) finally bit the bullet and facilitated a substantial devaluation of the Egyptian pound. The official price of the dollar has risen 14 percent this week from 7.83...

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In Egypt, Journalism is a Crime

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Ragab Saad Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/in-egypt-journalism-is-a-crime/ In his September 2015 interview with CNN, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi boasted that Egypt is seeing “unprecedented media freedom.” However, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports that Egypt had the worst deterioration of...

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The Struggle in the Egyptian Medical Syndicate

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Hani Hodaib Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/struggle-in-egyptian-medical-syndicate/ Editor’s Note: On January 28 of this year, an incident at Matariya Teaching Hospital sparked a conflict between the Egyptian Medical Syndicate and the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior that is still ongoing. Doctors—complaining of police...

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Unmet Demands, Tenuous Stability

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Unknown Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/unmet-needs-tenuous-stability/ After five years of protests, struggle, and change in government cabinets, parliaments, and presidents, Egypt is nowhere near where many had hoped when Egyptians took to the streets on January 25, 2011. Given the tumultuous environment in the Middle...

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