Egypt’s sizeable informal economy complicates its pandemic response

Source:  Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/blog/egypts-sizeable-informal-economy-complicates-its-pandemic-response Trying to gauge the effects of the pandemic on Egypt’s economy is like watching a pipe slowly drip water on the ceiling. You have no way of knowing how bad it’s going to be, but you can tell it’s bad news and getting worse by the day. Read

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UAE & Dimensions of Incursion into Egypt Education Sector

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/uae-dimensions-of-incursion-into-egypt-education-sector/ The past few years have witnessed expansion of the UAE investments in vital Egyptian economic sectors such as medicines, private hospitals, medical analysis labs, telecommunications, maritime transport, and ports. The most...

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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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Daily commuters in Egypt during the Covid-19 pandemic

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Dina Abdel-Fattah Original Link: https://theforum.erf.org.eg/2020/05/20/daily-commuters-egypt-covid-19-pandemic/ In an attempt to control the spread of Covid-19, Egypt’s government has implemented social distancing measures that have a particularly direct impact on daily commuters and other mobile workers. This column examines both the health risks...

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State Terror in Egypt: Is It Time for Accountability?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/state-terror-in-egypt-is-it-time-for-accountability/ Egyptians have been living under a cruel dictatorship since the summer of 2013. The numbers of political detainees, extrajudicial killings, deaths in prison due to torture and medical negligence, forced disappearances, and mass...

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Egypt’s Puzzling Dilemma: Escalating Challenges and Obstructed Mobilization

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Sahar Khamis Original Link:  http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-puzzling-dilemma-escalating-challenges-and-obstructed-mobilization/ When Egypt’s historic revolution erupted in 2011, stunning the world with its magnitude, peacefulness, organization, and solidarity, the popular demands chanted by the Egyptian people were...

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Q&A – “Why Did Egyptian Democratization Fail?” Fourteen Experts Respond

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s):  Edited by Amy Hawthorne and Andrew Miller; Zeinab Abul-Magd, Khalil Al-Anani, Nagwan Al Ashwal, Abdelrahman Ayyash, Sahar Aziz, Steven Cook, Michele Dunne, Ezzedine Choukri Fishere, Hafsa Halawa, Shadi Hamid, Michael Hanna, Bahey eldin Hassan, and William Quandt Original Link: ...

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The Long-Term Revolution: Protest Participation in the Arab World From 2011 to 2019

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Eugenio Dacrema Original Link:  https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/long-term-revolution-protest-participation-arab-world-2011-2019-24895 Over the last eight years, contentious actions such as street protests and sit-ins have been a constant presence in news reports from the MENA region. While a...

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World Report 2020 | Events of 2019

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link:  https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/egypt The Egyptian government in 2019 passed constitutional amendments that were approved in an unfair referendum in April. The amendments consolidate authoritarian rule, undermine the judiciary’s dwindling independence, and expand the military’s power to intervene...

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Hardened and Brittle: Egypt’s Authoritarian Fragility

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link:  https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/hardened-and-brittle-egypts-authoritarian-fragility/ At the core of many states’ decisions to maintain close ties with Egypt’s ruling government and its president Abdel-Fattah El Sisi is their confidence in the strength and stability of his regime. At a time in...

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