The return of the pharaohs: The rise of Egypt’s civilization-state

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mohammed Soliman Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/return-pharaohs-rise-egypts-civilization-state After decades of soul searching to define itself as a state, Egypt is building its own civilization-state and seeks to join an emerging club of nations that center historical and cultural tradition in their policy and governance structures and...

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Marital Rape in Egypt: Between Legal Gaps and Social Views

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Habiba Abdelaal Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/marital-rape-in-egypt-between-legal-gaps-and-social-views/ The topic of marital rape crime recently made headlines in Egypt after actress Nada Adel spoke up on social media in June to speak about it, accusing her ex-husband musician Tamim Younes of marital rape...

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Dual Threats: Water Scarcity and Rising Sea Levels in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Eliora Goodman Original Link: https://timep.org/explainers/dual-threats-water-scarcity-and-rising-sea-levels-in-egypt/ The impacts of climate change are increasingly evident with each year: hotter weather, higher sea levels, deadlier storms—reminders of the existential nature of the climate crisis. As global temperatures rise...

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Egypt: Poverty and Imbalances of Income and Wealth Distribution

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Wessam Fauad Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-poverty-and-imbalances-of-income-and-wealth-distribution/ Among the most prominent indicators cited by international think tanks regarding the state of inequality[1], are the data disseminated by the World Inequality Database (WID). In 2019, according to WID, 1% of the highest-income...

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Egypt: Illegal Excavation of Antiquities .. Problem & Solution

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hussein Duqeil Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-illegal-excavation-of-antiquities-problem-solution/ This report addresses the illegal excavation of antiquities and reveals related secrets that many readers may not know. Read more at original link

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The Second Filling of the GERD Reservoir

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Marina Ottaway Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/second-filling-gerd-reservoir The conflict between Egypt and Sudan on one side and Ethiopia on the other has been simmering for ten years, since Ethiopia started construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile in 2011. The Blue Nile (or Abay River to Ethiopians)...

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Shift in Middle East Interactions: the case of Egypt and Qatar

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Baraah Al-Hamdo Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/shift-in-middle-east-interactions-the-case-of-egypt-and-qatar/ With the US President Joe Biden’s access to the White House in January 2021, some Arab countries made numerous decisions that brought about changes in their foreign policy orientations, and partly broke  the political stalemate...

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Egypt’s Nile strategy

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mohammed Soliman Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/egypts-nile-strategy Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are caught in a dangerous deadlock over the Nile River and despite what the international community seems to think, the risk of military confrontation among the three nations is not at all far-fetched. Addis Ababa began the second phase of...

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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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