The Egyptian Economy: In the Clutches of the Deep State

Source: Carnegie Author(s): George T. Abed Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/10/26/egyptian-economy-in-clutches-of-deep-state-pub-83027 The successful completion of Egypt’s 2016 IMF program is superficial, hiding poor economic growth relative to emerging market peers and an economy burdened by a military-led public sector. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s Emerging Ruling Class

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Shana Marshall Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/10/26/egypt-s-emerging-ruling-class-pub-83025 The Egyptian military’s capture of state resources under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi depends on a poorly run state and the visible corruption of the former regime, auguring a new ruling class of military officers. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s Military as the Spearhead of State Capitalism

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/10/26/egypt-s-military-as-spearhead-of-state-capitalism-pub-83010 President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has reinvigorated state capitalism in Egypt through military-led real estate development, industrial hubs, extractive activities, private sector encroachment, and using private investment to recapitalize the...

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Protests of the Poor in Egypt: Causes and Implications

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/protests-of-the-poor-in-egypt-causes-implications/ On September 20th, a series of anti-government demonstrations broke out in a number of Egyptian governorates and villages protesting the social and economic conditions of the country. These demonstrations coincided with the first...

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Sisi, the Coptic Church, and Mutual Deals

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Almuneir Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/sisi-the-coptic-church-and-mutual-deals/ This article seeks to answer the question: What has the Coptic Church got in return for its support to Sisi and his regime? It also explores the impact of this deal on the Egyptian Copts and on the entire Egyptian people? Read more at original...

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When Private Isn’t Private: The Blurred Lines of Regime-Owned Enterprises in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/when-private-isnt-private-the-blurred-lines-of-regime-owned-enterprises-in-egypt/ Once again, Egypt has received financing from the IMF, and once again the IMF has pledged that funding will contribute to a reform program designed to lead to inclusive private...

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Disinformation Campaign Targets Rape Victim and Witnesses in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/disinformation-campaign-targets-rape-victim-and-witnesses-in-egypt/ Egypt’s sexual assault reckoning intensified at the end of August when witnesses and campaigners involved in bringing to light a horrific gang-rape were arrested and smeared. Private...

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Rethinking Egypt’s Economy

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk, Samer Atallah, Sherif Kamel, Sarah El Battouty, Deborah Lehr, Yasser Elnaggar, Abla Abdel-Latif Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/rethinking-egypts-economy Egypt is not alone in having been knocked into a pit by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will have to dig itself out on its own. However, if Egypt is...

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Will the lights stay on in Egypt?

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Hisham Fahmy Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/will-lights-stay-egypt In the blistering summer of 2014, Egyptians were facing spontaneous electricity blackouts for up to six hours a day, waiting hours in gas station lines often long enough to stretch across entire neighborhoods, and enduring hundreds of terrorist attacks...

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Egypt: A Reading of the ‘Galabiya Protests’

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Asmaa Shokr Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-a-reading-of-the-galabiya-protests/ The public opinion, both at home and abroad, has recently been preoccupied with the Egyptian issue after a whole week of the demonstrations that erupted in several Egyptian governorates and villages, demanding the departure of Sisi and his regime, due...

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