Gas heats up the Eastern Mediterranean

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Geoffrey Aronson Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/gas-heats-eastern-mediterranean Competition for security and energy is at the center of recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. Countries from Egypt to Turkey are moving to secure, exploit, and market their (not always fair) share of the game-changing offshore natural gas...

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The tragedy of Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Shadi Hamid Original Link:  https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/06/mohamed-morsi-and-end-egyptian-democracy/591982/ https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/06/19/the-tragedy-of-egypts-mohamed-morsi/ Mohamed Morsi’s life, especially his later life, was the product of a series of accidents. When I first met him, he was a senior but...

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Morsi’s Death Is yet Another Sombre Milestone in Egypt’s Transition

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Lucia Ardovini Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/morsis-death-yet-another-sombre-milestone-egypts-transition-23329 Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, collapsed and died on June 17th after addressing a state court during his trial for espionage charges. The ex-president...

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Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s First Democratically Elected President, Dies

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): David A. Wemer Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/mohammed-morsi-egypt-s-first-democratically-elected-president-dies Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, died after an appearance in a Cairo courtroom on June 17. Morsi was in a hearing facing espionage charges, reportedly stemming from alleged...

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42 words on page 3: How Morsi died in Egyptian newspapers

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/06/18/feature/politics/42-words-on-page-3-how-morsi-died-in-egyptian-newspapers/ If Egypt’s daily newspapers are your only source of news, you might have woken up to discover that a citizen by the name of Mohamed Morsi al-Ayat died yesterday during a court hearing on espionage charges.   In actuality, the...

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Sudan’s Military: Following Egypt’s Playbook?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/sudans-military-following-egypts-playbook/ The recent violent crackdown on demonstrators in Khartoum by Sudan’s military and its suspension of talks with the civilian protest leadership have many parallels with Egypt’s tumultuous summer of 2013. It is also probably not a...

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Ramadan Soap Operas Contradict Sisi’s Outreach to Israel

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/ramadan-soap-operas-contradict-sisis-outreach-to-israel Despite Egypt’s warming relations with the Israeli government, the country’s airwaves and movie theaters are still rife with bellicose and anti-Semitic content. In the past five years, Egyptian-Israeli relations...

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TIMEP Brief: Industrial Licensing Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-industrial-licensing-law/ Summary: The Industrial Licensing Law mandates that the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) respond to a request by a business for licensing within 30 days of the request being filed or the request will be considered granted. Licenses...

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Europe’s Deep Reservoir of Goodwill in the Middle East: Lessons for Public Diplomacy

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Lindsay J. Benstead Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/europes-deep-reservoir-goodwill-middle-east-lessons-public-diplomacy Political and economic transitions are seldom, if ever, compartmentalized processes, insulated from regional and global influences. On the contrary, they are often informed and shaped by exogenous forces and the...

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The new administrative capital: Outside the state budget or outside public accountability?

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Beesan Kassab Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/05/25/feature/economy/the-new-administrative-capital-outside-the-state-budget-or-outside-public-accountability/ The government project to build a new administrative capital in the desert east of Cairo is well underway, with plans to construct ministries, residential neighborhoods, artificial lakes, conference...

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Egypt: Politics intrudes on daily life in an unexpected way

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/monday-briefing-iraq-back-eye-storm Last month’s referendum on constitutional amendments in Egypt passed with a huge majority (almost 90%) and little fanfare. Despite the far-reaching ramifications of the amendments and their direct implications for the country’s democratic development...

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Why Sisi’s Amendments Avoided Health Policy

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mostafa Gawish Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/why-sisis-amendments-avoided-health-policy/ Egypt and Iraq ranked amongst the 20 worst performing countries in the field of health according to the new World Classification of 2019. The Indigo Wellness Index – which collects data for this classification – is one of the most comprehensive...

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