Co-opting cybersecurity in Egypt

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Bassant Hassib and James Shires Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/co-opting-cybersecurity-in-egypt/ Cybersecurity is a key area of contest for digitalized politics, especially in uncertain and turbulent situations. Nowhere is this more starkly illustrated than in states such as Egypt, where the period since the January 2011...

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Egypt: ‘football fights’ to the beat of patriotic songs

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Usama Haggag Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-football-fights-to-the-beat-of-patriotic-songs/ When art declines, morals of society are the most affected aspects within a certain nation, and vice versa. But the influence of art is much stronger on simple citizens that view the artist as a role model that should be emulated. That is...

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Ikhtiar 2 When the magic turns on the magician

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Asmaa Shokr Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/ikhtiar-2-when-the-magic-turns-on-the-magician/ The episodes of the Egyptian serial “Ikhtiar 2”, which is being aired during the holy month of Ramadan this year, have sparked much controversy and rage, especially after the fifth episode that was dedicated to showing scenes from the dispersal of...

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Arab Spring Revolutions: Dreams and Prospects of Political and Social Change for LGBTIQ+ Community (Egypt and Sudan as a Model)

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Azza Sultan Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/arab-spring-revolutions-dreams-and-prospects-of-political-and-social-change-for-lgbtiq-community-egypt-and-sudan-as-a-model/ The Arab Spring protests were a strong cry against injustice, marginalization, and political corruption. Despite the different local contexts...

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Music in Egypt in the Last Decade: Hit and Run with the Authorities

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ahmed Naji Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/music-in-egypt-in-the-last-decade-hit-and-run-with-the-authorities/ I started my career in journalism seventeen years ago. In a series of unplanned incidents, I ended up covering musical activities and the contemporary music scene as my main focus.  In a pre-2011...

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Egypt Trains Crises: Problems, Priorities and Alternatives

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-trains-crises-problems-priorities-and-alternatives/ Over the past decades, hardly a year goes by in Egypt without occurrence of a tragic accident on Egypt’s railways. Since the 1980s, the Egyptian government has addressed railways, means of mass transport and their related bodies as...

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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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Monday Briefing | Egypt: Misfortunes never come singly

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-egypt-misfortunes-never-come-singly There’s a proverb in Egyptian colloquial Arabic that translates loosely as “You can withstand one knock to the head, but two is difficult.” Last week, Egypt had to struggle with two major incidents, one of them in an extremely public manner...

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Egypt’s Elections and Parliament: Old Habits Never Die

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ahmed Morsy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-elections-and-parliament-old-habits-never-die/ Over the past year while the world was reeling in a pandemic that disrupted lives on all fronts, many countries carried out their planned elections and referenda, and Egypt was among them...

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Civil-Military Relations in Sisi’s Egypt

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Risa Brooks Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2021/03/17/civil-military-relations-in-sisi-s-egypt-pub-84074 Given the challenges facing Egypt, Sisi has upended the basic formula of Egyptian civil-military relations and increased his personalist control over the military. Read more at original link

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Egypt Real Estate Registration Crisis – Policies & Scenarios

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-real-estate-registration-crisis-policies-scenarios/ Last August, Egypt’s House of Representatives passed a draft law submitted by the government, later Law No. 186 of 2020, amending some provisions of Law No.114 of 1946 regarding immovable registry regulation, by adding a new...

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The Biden Administration and the Middle East: Policy Recommendations for a Sustainable Way Forward

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk and various other experts Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/biden-administration-and-middle-east-policy-recommendations-sustainable-way-forward As Joe Biden enters office his administration faces an overwhelming domestic agenda and myriad foreign policy challenges. Reinforcing relations with European allies and...

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