TIMEP Brief: Investment Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-investment-law/ The Investment Law promotes remote and underdeveloped regions by offering tax breaks of up to 50 percent for investments in these areas, though companies are only eligible for the tax breaks if they are established within a three-year period of the...

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Infographic: Reparations in the Wake of Egypt’s Revolution

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/transitional-justice-project/infographic-reparations/ Less than six months after January 25, 2011, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces created a health and social welfare fund to provide reparations for individuals injured by or killed in the events of the January 25 Revolution. The fund...

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Egypt’s Political Exiles: Going Anywhere but Home

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne and Amr Hamzawy Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/03/29/egypt-s-political-exiles-going-anywhere-but-home-pub-78728 While Egyptians have expatriated to find work abroad for decades, something different has been going on since 2011: thousands have expatriated for political reasons. Some have left based on a general sense that the...

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Egypt and Israel: From Peace between Leaders and Armies to Peace between Peoples

Source: The Institute For National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Udi Dekel Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypt-israel-peace-leaders-armies-peace-peoples/ March 2019 marks the fortieth anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. This signed agreement affirmed peace as the strategic choice of both countries, and in turn distanced them from the...

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Post Egypt’s Jan. Revolution: Is the bad language still ’bad’?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Nada ZainAlabidin Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/post-egypts-jan-revolution-is-the-bad-language-still-bad/ – So, you are really trying to work on understanding the idea of using ‘Ahha’ in the community? -Yes, I do -Ahha![1] In 2015, za2ed18 website published a short video on YouTube titled “How do Egyptians insult?[2]”, the...

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The Second Step in Egypt-Israel Peace Is a Tall One

Source: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-second-step-in-egypt-israel-peace-is-a-tall-one March 26 marks the fortieth anniversary of the U.S.-brokered peace treaty signed by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin. To commemorate that historic...

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Youth Empowerment towards Political Change

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Marim Ali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/youth-empowerment-towards-political-change/ Lots of government policies promised young Egyptians a better future from the time the newly elected president Al-sisi reached authority. While the 2011 revolution came out as a collective action against decades of oppression, corruption and total...

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Conflicting Currents in Egyptian Thought

Source: Hudson Institute Author(s): Tarek Elgawhary Original Link: https://www.hudson.org/research/14857-conflicting-currents-in-egyptian-thought Two significant streams of Muslim thought flow through Egypt. One emanates from the scholarship of the al-Ahzar establishment in Cairo; the other from the legacy of Hasan al-Banna and the movement he founded.1 With that in mind, this article...

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Correcting the ‘Corrective Revolution’

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Nathan J. Brown Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/78461 Egypt’s current constitution was born to be amended, as some of its architects made clear when they wrote it five years ago. One of its most significant features, a limitation on presidential terms that appeared to be deeply entrenched, was quite obviously in the cross-hairs as

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TIMEP Brief: Uber and Careem Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-uber-and-careem-law/ The Law Regulating Road Transport Services Using Information Technology (popularly known as the Uber and Careem Law, after two of the companies most affected by it) regulates ride-sharing companies in Egypt such as Uber and Careem and...

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Egypt Timeline: Since the Arab Uprising

Source: United States Institute of Peace Author(s): Darine El Hage Original Link: https://www.usip.org/publications/2019/02/egypt-timeline-arab-uprising Since 2011, Egypt has witnessed protests, political turnovers, sporadic violence, and waves of repression. A younger generation of activists energized long-stagnant politics in countrywide demonstrations that ousted President Hosni Mubarak...

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Beyond Energy: The Significance of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Gallia Lindenstrauss Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/beyond-energy-significance-eastern-mediterranean-gas-forum/ The Energy Ministers of Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority met in Cairo in mid-January 2019 to discuss the establishment of the Eastern...

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