Covid-19 in Egypt: Global Pandemics in Times of Authoritarianism

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Lucia Ardovini Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/covid-19-egypt-global-pandemics-times-authoritarianism-25653 The spread of COVID-19 has hit countries and regimes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region at a time already characterised by deep-seated issues, such as ongoing conflicts...

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Will Egypt’s Military Companies Float?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/04/07/will-egypt-s-military-companies-float-pub-81487 The proposal to list military businesses on the Egyptian Stock Exchange may founder due to issues of transparency, profitability, unfair competition, and legal ambiguity. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s Military and Jan. Revolution – Policies and Transformations

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-military-and-jan-revolution-policies-and-transformations/ The Egyptian military has dealt with the January 25 revolution 2011 from the early moments of its outbreak, according to a well-thought-out plan in order to achieve repositioning and ultimately re-establish its control over...

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The coronavirus crisis highlights the unique challenges of North African countries

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Karim Mezran, Alessia Melcangi, Emily Burchfield, and Zineb Riboua Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-coronavirus-crisis-highlights-the-unique-challenges-of-north-african-countries/ The countries of North Africa constitute a heterogeneous group from practically every point of view, from their political systems to their...

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What does COVID-19 mean for Egypt’s economy?

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Yasser Elnaggar Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/what-does-covid-19-mean-egypts-economy COVID-19 has disrupted both supply and demand around the world. Egypt is not immune to the recessionary trends caused by the sudden halt in supply chains and the sharp decline in demand, domestically and globally, resulting from the rapid spread of the...

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Sisi and Erdogan Are Accomplices of the Coronavirus

Source: Council on Foreign Relations (first published on Foreign Policy) Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/article/sisi-and-erdogan-are-accomplices-coronavirus By killing the Middle East’s sense of community, the region’s dictators have helped the pandemic on its death march. Read more at original link

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MENA coronavirus update: The region faces an unprecedented crisis

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/mena-coronavirus-update-region-faces-unprecedented-crisis#egypt Egyptian governments have always been sensitive to what might be called the “religion factor.” This has generally meant a certain deference to any matter seen as touching on the religious beliefs or practices of a generally devout...

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Repercussions of the Spread of COVID-19 on Egyptian Economy

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Zikrallah Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/repercussions-of-the-spread-of-covid-19-on-egyptian-economy/ With the sweeping spread of the coronavirus in February and March 2020, and the repercussions of this on global economies, questions arise about the nature of the likely effects that this “pandemic” can cause in Egypt, especially...

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Egypt – Freedom In The World 2020

Source: Freedom House Author(s): Freedom House Original Link:  https://freedomhouse.org/country/egypt/freedom-world/2020 President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who first took power in a 2013 coup, has governed Egypt in an increasingly authoritarian manner. Meaningful political opposition is virtually nonexistent, as expressions of dissent can draw criminal prosecution and imprisonment. Civil...

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While GERD’s Reservoir Remains Empty, Tensions Rise in Dam Dispute

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/while-gerds-reservoir-remains-empty-tensions-rise-in-dam-dispute/ This past week, Ethiopia opted to skip what was billed as the final round of talks in Washington to resolve the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Resolving the dispute over...

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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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