Egypt: GERD Crisis after Security Council.. Alternatives & Options

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-gerd-crisis-after-security-council-alternatives-options/ Throughout the past period, particularly after the political negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) came to a dead end between Ethiopia, the only beneficiary of the GERD construction, on the one hand, and Egypt...

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Q&A: Legal Framework and Environment for Nongovernmental Groups (NGOs) in Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/07/15/qa-legal-framework-and-environment-nongovernmental-groups-ngos-egypt The following questions and answers respond to the government’s misinformation and address the main freedom of association issues around the 2019 law and its consequences for independent groups in Egypt. Read more at...

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Egypt’s Constitutional Court Amendments: The International System On Its Own Terms

Source: Carnegie Author(s): MAI EL-SADANY and YASMIN OMAR Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/84941 New amendments to the law governing Egypt’s highest court are the latest in a series of steps intended to eat away at the international system; however, they threaten to further isolate the country and insert its judiciary into contentious foreign relations. Read more at original...

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The Church State in Egypt – Origin And Formation

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Almuneir Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/the-church-state-in-egypt-origin-and-formation/ This article will review how Pope Shenouda III’s political project turned into a kind of “Church State” during the Mubarak era and how the relationship between the two parties developed to this extent and the impact of this on the Egyptian...

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Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan: A new partnership 30 years in the making?

Source: Brookings Author(s): Bruce Riedel and Katherine Harvey Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2021/07/02/egypt-iraq-and-jordan-a-new-partnership-30-years-in-the-making/ In April, the news that Iraq was mediating between longtime rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran captivated Middle East watchers. Iraq’s new role as a Saudi-Iran intermediary comes as the Saudis have...

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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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Roots of Tyranny and Despotism in Egypt

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Fathi Elnadi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/roots-of-tyranny-and-despotism-in-egypt/ Throughout Egyptian history, since the Pharaonic era up to the present era, there is a common factor, namely, domination of tyranny and dictatorship, except for a few short breaks. Tyranny and despotism started in Egypt from the Pharaonic era...

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Does Qatar’s Return to the Arab World Run through Egypt?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Yoel Guzansky and Ofir Winter Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypt-qatar/ Recent months have witnessed changes in inter-Arab dynamics in general, and in relations between Qatar and Egypt in particular, which have been tense and even hostile in recent years. Warming relations between Doha and the Arab Quartet...

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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 and Sudan look to the UN in the long-running GERD dispute

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-us-airstrikes-iraqi-militias-and-risk-escalatory-spiral#mabrouk With the second unilateral filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) underway, on June 25, Egypt’s minister of foreign affairs, Sameh Shoukry, announced that the country had sent a letter to the U.N...

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