Co-opting cybersecurity in Egypt

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Bassant Hassib and James Shires Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/co-opting-cybersecurity-in-egypt/ Cybersecurity is a key area of contest for digitalized politics, especially in uncertain and turbulent situations. Nowhere is this more starkly illustrated than in states such as Egypt, where the period since the January 2011...

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Corporal Punishment of Children – Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://features.hrw.org/features/features/corporal-punishment-of-children/index.html These egregious cases reflect a widespread reality in the Middle East and North Africa. The region has some the world’s worst rates of violent punishment of children – in some countries, 90 percent of children or more were subject to...

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Adapting to a Region in Flux

Source: Carnegie Author(s): NAEL SHAMA Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/84498 Nabil Fahmy is a former Egyptian foreign minister, who has spent nearly four decades in public service. He worked in the offices of former president Anwar al-Sadat and his vice president at the time, Hosni Mubarak. He also served at Egypt’s permanent mission to the United Nations, and was Egypt’s

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Egypt-Turkey talks are a start, but it’s what comes next that matters

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-emboldened-afghan-taliban-ramps-its-attacks#mabrouk For a much-hyped event, the Egypt-Turkey talks that concluded in Cairo last Thursday, the first high-level talks since 2013, produced a distinctly circumspect little statement. Released jointly by both countries...

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Qatar and Egypt are letting bygones be bygones

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Allison Nour Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/qatar-and-egypt-are-letting-bygones-be-bygones/ Since the signing of the Al Ula declaration in January to officially end the Qatari rift with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt, Egyptian-Qatari rapprochement has been among the fastest to develop. Within...

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Arab Spring Revolutions: Dreams and Prospects of Political and Social Change for LGBTIQ+ Community (Egypt and Sudan as a Model)

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Azza Sultan Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/arab-spring-revolutions-dreams-and-prospects-of-political-and-social-change-for-lgbtiq-community-egypt-and-sudan-as-a-model/ The Arab Spring protests were a strong cry against injustice, marginalization, and political corruption. Despite the different local contexts...

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Is the new Arab alliance too good to be true?

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Dr. Neil Quilliam Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/2021/05/new-arab-alliance-too-good-be-true Alliances in the Middle East come and go, often shaped and determined by regional competition and international intervention. The past few years have seen the normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel, the reconciliation between the GCC states...

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The Blocking of the Suez Canal: Lessons and Challenges

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Tomer Fadlon, Ofir Winter, Shmuel Even Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/suez-canal/ The giant cargo ship that stopped traffic in one of the main arteries in world trade exposed the vulnerability of the Suez Canal and the global supply chain, and the incident sharpens the question of viable alternatives. However...

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Music in Egypt in the Last Decade: Hit and Run with the Authorities

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ahmed Naji Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/music-in-egypt-in-the-last-decade-hit-and-run-with-the-authorities/ I started my career in journalism seventeen years ago. In a series of unplanned incidents, I ended up covering musical activities and the contemporary music scene as my main focus.  In a pre-2011...

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Failures of Authoritarian Governance in Egypt

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/failures-of-authoritarian-governance-in-egypt/ On March 23, the world’s attention turned to Egypt as traffic in the strategic Suez Canal was disrupted after the 400-meter container ship, the Ever Given, ran aground in heavy wind. The crisis, which lasted for almost six days until...

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The US and Egypt: A new tone and new priorities, but so far no dramatic decisions

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/biden-administration-and-middle-east-reflecting-first-100-days At the end of Joe Biden’s first 100 days as president of the United States, where do things stand when it comes to U.S. policy toward the Middle East and North Africa? We asked experts and scholars from across MEI to weigh in...

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