Egypt’s overpopulation a real or a feigned crisis

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Fathi Elnadi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-overpopulation-a-real-or-a-feigned-crisis/ Egypt is a meeting point for several civilizations that have contributed to shaping its culture over different ages. The north African country has gone through several prosperous eras and also witnessed periods of decay and decline...

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Egypt has a water problem—and no, it’s not only the GERD

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Yaniv Cohen Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypt-has-a-water-problem-and-no-its-not-only-the-gerd/ The much-talked-about Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the mega-dam threatening to leave Egypt thirsty, is just the latest straw straining the camel’s back. Egypt’s water stress has been building up long beforehand. The...

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Egyptian Revolution Challenges, and Proposed Solutions

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Fathi Elnadi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-revolution-challenges-and-proposed-solutions/ Since its early days, the Egyptian revolution has faced various challenges and difficulties; and with the Islamic stream, manifested in the Muslim Brotherhood, at the forefront of the political scene, difficulties and obstacles...

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Egypt: all the risks of the al-Sisi regime

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-tutti-i-rischi-del-regime-di-al-sisi-30475 Increasingly afflicted by a heavy economic situation, the Egypt of President ‘Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi is committed to addressing the heavy social consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic while on...

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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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Egypt-Turkey talks are a start, but it’s what comes next that matters

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-emboldened-afghan-taliban-ramps-its-attacks#mabrouk For a much-hyped event, the Egypt-Turkey talks that concluded in Cairo last Thursday, the first high-level talks since 2013, produced a distinctly circumspect little statement. Released jointly by both countries...

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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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The Blocking of the Suez Canal: Lessons and Challenges

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Tomer Fadlon, Ofir Winter, Shmuel Even Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/suez-canal/ The giant cargo ship that stopped traffic in one of the main arteries in world trade exposed the vulnerability of the Suez Canal and the global supply chain, and the incident sharpens the question of viable alternatives. However...

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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: Engineering Authority & Domination of ‘National Projects’

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abbas Qabbari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-engineering-authority-domination-of-national-projects/ The role of the Egyptian armed forces in public affairs has remarkably increased since the overthrow of late President Mohamed Morsi, where such role is in no way the same as it had been before the January revolution. Since then...

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