Reality of Tourism in Egypt between WTTC and Government

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hussein Duqeil Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/reality-of-tourism-in-egypt-bet-wttc-and-government/ Tourism plays a significant role in the Egyptian economy, as it represents, according to government reports, more than 15% of GDP during FY2018/2019. According to a report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)...

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Safeguarding and celebrating Egypt’s traditional crafts

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Maria Golia Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/publications/safeguarding-and-celebrating-egypts-traditional-crafts A recent contemporary art show mounted in the 13th century Qalawun Mosque in Old Cairo made an unintended point — that whatever the merits of the exhibited work, it was bound to be upstaged by the majestic setting with its...

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Doctor assignments: Will the new system improve government healthcare?

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Mostafa Mohie Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2020/01/08/feature/politics/doctor-assignments-will-the-new-system-improve-government-healthcare/ Every year, thousands of medical school graduates in Egypt are assigned by the Ministry of Health to two years of mandatory service at a primary health care facility, a policy known...

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ʿAbd al-Fattah al-Sisi’s “Rehabilitation of Anwar al-Sadat”

Source: The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies Author(s): Mira Tzoreff Original Link: https://dayan.org/content/abd-al-fattah-al-sisis-rehabilitation-anwar-al-sadat In his 1882 lecture titled “What is a nation?,” the French philosopher Ernest Renan claimed that “the essence of a nation is that all of its members have a great deal in common and also that that they have...

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The Road to Egypt’s 6th of October

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Angie Omar Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/the-road-to-egypts-6th-of-october Egypt, with all its variety, novelty, and antiquity, also happens to have a sophisticated Uber service. On a quick Uber trip from Cairo’s Abdeen neighborhood to the 6th of October city in Giza governorate, I had the chance to ride with a...

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How the Egyptian State Codifies Media Censorship

Source:  The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/how-the-egyptian-state-codifies-media-censorship/ With a raid on one of Egypt’s only independent news media outlets and the arrest of four additional journalists in just two weeks, rights groups and press freedom advocates sounded the alarm yet again regarding the...

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2 auctions for Egypt antiquities in London; will Cairo act?!

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hussein Duqeil Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/2-auctions-for-egypt-antiquities-in-london-will-cairo-act/ Although the most important exhibition of Egyptian antiquities abroad was inaugurated in London a few days ago: “Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” at the Saatchi Gallery London (3 Nov. 2019 – 3 May 2020) in the presence...

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Household Vulnerability and Resilience in Egypt: The Role of Social Policies

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Rania Roushdy and Imane Helmy Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/household-vulnerability-and-resilience-in-egypt-the-role-of-social-policies/ Key questions: What are the shocks experienced by Egyptian households and how did they cope? How do social programs in Egypt mitigate the vulnerability of poor households? Read more at original...

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Egypt: Asasif Cemetery and the Mysterious Truth

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hussein Duqeil Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-asasif-cemetery-and-the-mysterious-truth/ The announcement of one of the biggest and most important archaeological discoveries of the past 100 years, as described by the Ministry of Antiquities, continues to preoccupy specialists and those concerned in archaeological discoveries –...

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Israeli Gas Export Route to Egypt Finalized

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Simon Henderson Original Link:  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israeli-gas-export-route-to-egypt-finalized The two countries still need to resolve longer-term questions about international export options and energy contracts with Jordan, but the latest step toward reopening the pipeline is encouraging. Read more at original...

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Art of the Egyptian Revolution

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): N/A Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypts-protests-art-of-the-revolution/ Protests in Egypt started in earnest on September 20 this year, invoking images of similar protests that dominated Tahrir Square in the spring of 2011. The recent protests lasted until mid-October and were sparked by perceptions of widespread...

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When the Procedural is Political

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Nathan J. Brown Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80301 In Egypt today there is little room for politics on issues in which the regime has staked out clear positions or that are deemed to be connected to security. But there is still room for vigorous debate over matters that might seem mundane, but are still consequential for Egyptians,

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