Israeli Gas Export Route to Egypt Finalized

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Simon Henderson Original Link:  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israeli-gas-export-route-to-egypt-finalized The two countries still need to resolve longer-term questions about international export options and energy contracts with Jordan, but the latest step toward reopening the pipeline is encouraging. Read more at original...

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Simon Henderson

Baker FellowDirector, Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Institute’s Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/experts/view/henderson-simon

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Egypt Takes Another Step Toward China

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein   Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypt-takes-another-step-toward-china On August 5, Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese company Hutchison Ports to establish a Mediterranean container terminal in Abu Qir. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi himself attended the signing ceremony...

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Now That Morsi Is Gone, Sisi Should Ease His Crackdown

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Barak Barfi Original Link:  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/now-that-morsi-is-gone-sisi-should-ease-his-crackdown Mohamed Morsi’s death in a Cairo courthouse is an ignominious end for a man who briefly led the Arab world’s most populous country. Though in many ways little more than a figurehead, he nevertheless symbolized the...

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Ramadan Soap Operas Contradict Sisi’s Outreach to Israel

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/ramadan-soap-operas-contradict-sisis-outreach-to-israel Despite Egypt’s warming relations with the Israeli government, the country’s airwaves and movie theaters are still rife with bellicose and anti-Semitic content. In the past five years, Egyptian-Israeli relations...

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Egypt Should Adopt Active Neutrality Toward the Sudanese Revolution

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Bilal Almasry Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/egypt-should-adopt-active-neutrality-toward-the-sudanese-revolution [Description] (make sure you only post 100- 200 word excerpt of paper & follow with a “read more at original link”) Read more at original link

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After the Islamic State, Renewed Urgency for Religious Reform

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Dina Al Riffie Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/after-the-islamic-state-renewed-urgency-for-religious-reform The recent declaration of the Islamic State (IS) territorial defeat in Syria has refocused the debate on how to achieve an enduring peace based on successful counterextremism initiatives. This raises a...

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The Second Step in Egypt-Israel Peace Is a Tall One

Source: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-second-step-in-egypt-israel-peace-is-a-tall-one March 26 marks the fortieth anniversary of the U.S.-brokered peace treaty signed by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin. To commemorate that historic...

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Organizational Split and Radicalization Within Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Annette Ranko and Mohammad Yaghi Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/organizational-split-and-radicalization-within-egypts-muslim-brotherhood Internal structural changes and ideological rifts have given rise to new strategies for legitimizing violence. On February 20, Egypt executed nine Muslim Brotherhood members...

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The Challenges Facing Egypt’s Female Migrant Workers

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Eman Elwarakky Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/the-challenges-facing-egypts-female-migrant-workers Safiya, 30, wakes up to the sound of her mother yelling, “Get up now or the car will leave without you.” A new morning brings with it the same misery: Safiya is one of thousands of migrant workers in rural...

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