Egyptian Tourism Sector in the Face of Coronavirus

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hussein Duqeil Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-tourism-sector-in-the-face-of-coronavirus/ Undoubtedly, the coronavirus pandemic has a devastating effect on all aspects of life, most notably the economic, social, and political ones. However, its impact on the economic side is the most prominent so far, specifically on the tourism...

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Steering the Wide Egyptian State: Ideology or Administration?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Nathan J. Brown and Mark Berlin Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/05/28/steering-wide-egyptian-state-ideology-or-administration-pub-81924 Egypt has a yawning generation gap and a regime that wants to reach youth. A new academy may help, but Egypt’s past is littered with similar, failed attempts. Read more at original link

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Refugees and asylum-seekers in Egypt in the time of Covid-19

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Dina Abdel-Fattah Original Link: https://theforum.erf.org.eg/2020/05/20/refugees-asylum-seekers-egypt-time-covid-19/ The many refugees and asylum-seekers in Egypt were facing numerous challenges of integration and access to work even before the Covid-19 pandemic. This column outlines their daily struggles for survival, as well as the emerging economic...

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Egypt: the pandemic undermines internal stability and regional ambitions

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice and Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-la-pandemia-mina-stabilita-interna-e-ambizioni-regionali-26249 Like other countries in the region, Egypt is also committed to coping with the sudden and rampant pandemic spread of Covid-19, a health emergency that has...

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Likely Economic Features of the Post- COVID Era

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Ahmed Abbas Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/likely-economic-features-of-the-post-covid-era/ This paper seeks to foresee some features of economy in the aftermath of the coronavirus, in light of expectations that the crisis may push the world to reconsider basic economic rules that prevailed throughout the last period. Read more...

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Limits of Saudi, UAE Support to Egypt after Coronavirus

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Almuneir Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/limits-of-saudi-uae-support-to-egypt-after-coronavirus/ The impact of Covid-19 pandemic is still unfolding worldwide, affecting most of world economies and reflecting on all walks of life, particularly the political and social ones. Within the political framework, it is significant to...

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Egypt, COVID-19, and the economy: A combustible mix?

Source: Brookings Author(s): Geneive Abdo Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/egypt-covid-19-and-the-economy-a-combustible-mix/ Egyptians, known throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for their flamboyant Ramadan celebrations, are experiencing a more subdued month of fasting this year. If the lack of merriment were the only casualty in the time of COVID-19, it...

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Egypt’s potential perfect storm: Pandemic, recession, returnees, and remittance losses

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/egypts-potential-perfect-storm-pandemic-recession-returnees-and-remittance-losses Last December looked particularly rosy for Egypt’s minister of manpower, Mohamed Saafan. Egypt’s unemployment rate, which had been steadily falling since 2016, was at 7.8 percent, the lowest level in 30 years...

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Politics of COVID-19 in Egypt: Between Repression and Opportunism

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/politics-of-covid-19-in-egypt-between-repression-and-opportunism/ Like other authoritarian regimes around the globe, the government in Egypt is exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the guise of fighting the coronavirus, it is cracking down on critics and imposing more...

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New austerity measures could hit Egypt’s most vulnerable hard

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/blog/new-austerity-measures-could-hit-egypts-most-vulnerable-hard Amid socially and economically frustrating conditions due to the pandemic, Egyptians may soon have another trial to weather: more austerity measures. For a people who are already struggling with the effects of the last round of...

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How has Egypt navigated the ongoing global economic fallout as a result of COVID-19?

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Mohamed El Dashan Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/how-has-egypt-navigated-the-ongoing-global-economic-fallout-as-a-result-of-covid-19/ No country in the world will emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic unscathed. As states and societies learn how to manage the virus and implement regulations to slow its spread...

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Misinfo, Disinfo, and Fake News in Egypt’s COVID-19 “Infodemic”

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/misinfo-disinfo-and-fake-news-in-egypts-covid-19-infodemic/ As early as February, the World Health Organization warned of a “massive infodemic” that was accompanying the COVID-19 outbreak. Social media and traditional media alike have been inundated with...

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