The Sisi Firewall

Source: Doha Institute Author(s): Mostafa El-Sayed Hussin Original Link: https://www.dohainstitute.org/en/PoliticalStudies/Pages/The-Sisi-Firewall-Cyber-Suppression-Strategies-and-the-Future-of-Cyberspace-in-Egypt.aspx On 25 January 2011, the Mubarak regime woke up to its worst nightmare: thousands of Egyptians on the streets demonstrating in response to a Facebook invitation. The state was...

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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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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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Egypt: Protests to Set Limits for Gov. Policies

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Wessam Fauad Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-protests-to-set-limits-for-gov-policies/ Egypt had already witnessed a popular movement in September of last year, after Egyptian businessman “Mohamed Ali” on September 20, 2019, called on Egyptians to gather in front of their homes in protest against Sisi’s corrupt regime, under the...

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Egypt’s Prospects as an Energy Export Hub Across Three Continents

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Michaël Tanchum Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/egypts-prospects-energy-export-hub-across-three-continents-27408 Egypt is on the threshold of becoming a natural gas and electricity export hub, a development which, if it materializes, carries the potential to radically reconfigure the pattern of...

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Egypt’s Repression Against Civil Society

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Gennaro Gervasio and Andrea Teti Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/egypts-repression-against-civil-society-27414 On August 25th, 2020, the Director and co-founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) Bahey Eldin Hasan was found guilty of “publishing false news” and “insulting the...

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The Nile Conflict and Egypt’s Failed Power Projection

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Stephan Roll Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/nile-conflict-and-egypts-failed-power-projection-27406 The Nile River conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia still appears to be at an impasse. But even if an agreement is reached on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)...

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Egypt: People Succeed Despite Modest Popular Movement

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Asmaa Shokr Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-people-succeed-despite-modest-popular-movement/ The Egyptian street has witnessed eruption of several waves of demonstrations in the wake of the July 2013 coup d’état, especially during the early years of the coup, where protests were organized on a daily basis in various regions and...

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Sisi’s War on the Poor

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/82772 The Egyptian government’s fiscal and economic policies are accelerating the transfer of wealth from lower and middle classes to itself and business elites, with likely devastating consequences. Read more at original link

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Are Recent Demolitions Part of the Plan to Dismantle and Sell Cairo?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amer Abdel Moneim Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/are-recent-demolitions-part-of-the-plan-to-dismantle-and-sell-cairo/ The heart of Egyptian capital Cairo is currently subjected to systematic theft, where international organizations and foreign circles are involved, in complicity with personalities and centers of influence within the...

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