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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Egypt’s New Parliament: Reopening Political Life, But Only So Far

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypts-new-parliament-reopening-political-life-only-so-far Giving the legislature a makeover is Cairo’s latest bid to ease public frustrations, but will a token opposition be enough to keep socioeconomic tensions from boiling over? Read more at original link

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Egypt Endorses Gulf Reconciliation But Remains Skeptical

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypt-endorses-gulf-reconciliation-remains-skeptical Although officials are playing along in order to maintain good ties with Saudi Arabia, they seem convinced that Qatar will exploit the new agreement in ways that harm Cairo’s political and security interests at...

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UAVs and the Abraham Accords: New Horizons for Sinai Peacekeeping

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Assaf Orion Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/uavs-and-abraham-accords-new-horizons-sinai-peacekeeping Replacing manned monitoring missions with drone sorties and inviting Gulf countries to participate would help improve security, reduce America’s burden and risk, decrease costs, and bolster the regional peace...

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Cairo’s Concerns About a Biden Presidency

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/cairos-concerns-about-a-biden-presidency Egyptian leaders fear that his administration will openly confront them on human rights and enable an Islamist resurgence, but the outlook is brighter for engagement on Turkey, Israel, and other issues. Read more at...

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New Egyptian Legislation Aims to Reduce Al-Azhar’s Authority

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Sarah Feuer Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/new-egyptian-legislation-aims-to-reduce-al-azhars-authority The latest twist in the long battle for control over Egypt’s religious realm could have profound implications for the state’s ability to regulate—and thus reform—Islamic discourse. Read more at original link

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Normalization Is Making Cairo Uncomfortable

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/normalization-is-making-cairo-uncomfortable The UAE’s deal with Israel may render Egypt a junior partner in future peace diplomacy, aggravating its existing frustration over years of financial dependence on the small Gulf state and a string of foreign policy...

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Health, Politics, and Stability in the Middle East: A COVID-19 Update

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Ali Mokdad, Mohammed Hassan Khalil, and Muhamed Almaliky Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/health-politics-and-stability-in-the-middle-east-a-covid-19-update Three regional health experts explain why countries that avoided the worst of the pandemic early on are now reeling from its spread. Read more at original...

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The Road to Egypt’s 6th of October

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Angie Omar Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/the-road-to-egypts-6th-of-october Egypt, with all its variety, novelty, and antiquity, also happens to have a sophisticated Uber service. On a quick Uber trip from Cairo’s Abdeen neighborhood to the 6th of October city in Giza governorate, I had the chance to ride with a...

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