Egypt, Israel, and Hamas: Opportunities for Progress in Gaza

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Ramy Aziz Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypt-israel-and-hamas-opportunities-progress-gaza Cairo is signaling more initiative than ever on rebuilding Gaza, curbing Hamas, and openly engaging Israel, but longer-term progress will require greater international donor resources and U.S. diplomatic support. Read more...

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The UN Resolution on Ukraine: How Did the Middle East Vote?

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Washington Institute Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/un-resolution-ukraine-how-did-middle-east-vote A comprehensive record of what regional officials said—or didn’t say—about the emergency wartime vote in the General Assembly. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s Counterinsurgency Success in Sinai

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Ido Levy Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypts-counterinsurgency-success-sinai The military’s shift to tribal engagement has helped reduce jihadist attacks, but Cairo’s lagging efforts on development and human rights could leave the peninsula open to a future resurgence. Read more at original link

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Top Agenda Items for the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): David Schenker Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/top-agenda-items-us-egypt-strategic-dialogue In addition to continuing the discussion of withheld U.S. funding, Secretary Blinken’s team should focus on steering Cairo toward productive steps in Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya, Lebanon, and Syria. Read more at original link

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The Muslim Brotherhood Sees Cairo’s Flirtation with Biden as an Opportunity

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/muslim-brotherhood-sees-cairos-flirtation-biden-opportunity Many Brotherhood members seem eager to exploit recent U.S.-Egyptian gestures on human rights, but there is little likelihood that the Sisi government will reconcile with the fractured, unpopular Islamist...

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The Bennett-Sisi Meeting: A Rare Chance to Publicly Boost Relations

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/bennett-sisi-meeting-rare-chance-publicly-boost-relations The welcome visit indicates that Egypt-Israel ties can thrive post-Netanyahu, potentially expanding from the security domain to economic and civil affairs. Read more at original link

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UN Session on GERD Dispute Strains Egypt-Russia Relations

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/un-session-gerd-dispute-strains-egypt-russia-relations Moscow is keen on courting Ethiopia, and Cairo is beginning to realize its partner’s limitations, yet the two governments will nevertheless continue cooperating on hot-button issues like weapons procurement. Read...

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How Cairo Can Help Ease the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-cairo-can-help-ease-israeli-palestinian-crisis Washington should welcome Egypt’s desire to restore its role as a peace mediator, but only if both governments are willing to formulate a constructive approach that avoids repeating the mistakes of the Mubarak era. Read...

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Egypt-Turkey Rapprochement Is Constraining the Muslim Brotherhood

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypt-turkey-rapprochement-constraining-muslim-brotherhood Recent understandings between Cairo and Ankara have many of the group’s exiled figures worried about their future on Turkish soil. Read more at original link

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David Schenker

David Schenker is a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute. Confirmed by the Senate on June 5, 2019, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs through January 2021. In that capacity, he was the principal Middle East advisor to the secretary of state and the senior official overseeing the conduct of

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Getting Tough with Egypt Won’t Work

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): David Schenker Original Link:  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/getting-tough-egypt-wont-work A more modest approach is warranted, one that emphasizes core interests, acknowledges the limitations of U.S. leverage, and avoids going too far with funding cuts and sanctions. Read more at original link

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Israel Secures Egyptian Gas Export Route

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Simon Henderson Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israel-secures-egyptian-gas-export-route A rare visit by an Egyptian cabinet official marks a significant upgrade in bilateral energy ties, though questions remain about Palestinian, Gulf, and environmental issues. Read more at original link

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