Covid-19 in Egypt: Global Pandemics in Times of Authoritarianism

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Lucia Ardovini Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/covid-19-egypt-global-pandemics-times-authoritarianism-25653 The spread of COVID-19 has hit countries and regimes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region at a time already characterised by deep-seated issues, such as ongoing conflicts...

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The Whole World Got Hosni Mubarak Wrong

Source: Council on Foreign Relations Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link:  https://www.cfr.org/article/whole-world-got-hosni-mubarak-wrong This article was first published here on ForeignPolicy.com on March 3, 2020.  The eulogies for Egypt’s fourth president focused on his downfall, but history will remember his overlooked accomplishments while in office. Read more at...

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Egypt – Freedom In The World 2020

Source: Freedom House Author(s): Freedom House Original Link:  https://freedomhouse.org/country/egypt/freedom-world/2020 President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who first took power in a 2013 coup, has governed Egypt in an increasingly authoritarian manner. Meaningful political opposition is virtually nonexistent, as expressions of dissent can draw criminal prosecution and imprisonment. Civil...

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While GERD’s Reservoir Remains Empty, Tensions Rise in Dam Dispute

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/while-gerds-reservoir-remains-empty-tensions-rise-in-dam-dispute/ This past week, Ethiopia opted to skip what was billed as the final round of talks in Washington to resolve the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Resolving the dispute over...

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Mubarak’s Death Renews Debates About His Rule—And Sisi’s

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link:  https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/02/26/mubarak-s-death-renews-debates-about-his-rule-and-sisi-s-pub-81157 Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s death on February 25, at age ninety-one, provoked diverse reflections from Egyptians on the legacy of his thirty years in power as well as comparisons with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi...

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Egypt’s Former President Hosni Mubarak Has Been Buried

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/81146 Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak has died at 91 and was buried in a military funeral on February 26. Many Egyptians are reflecting on the legacy of his 30 years in power, and perhaps most importantly are comparing his rule to that of the current president, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. While there

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Hosni Mubarak (1928–2020): The rise and fall of Egypt’s longest-ruling president

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2020/02/25/feature/politics/hosni-mubarak-1928-2020-the-rise-and-fall-of-egypts-longest-ruling-president/ Former President Hosni Mubarak has died at the age of 91. Mubarak was Egypt’s longest-serving president, ruling from 1981 until 2011 when he was ousted following a mass uprising against his rule. Read more at...

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Hosni Mubarak’s Dramatic Rise and Fall from Power

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): David Ottaway Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/hosni-mubaraks-dramatic-rise-and-fall-power Hosni Mubarak, who died Tuesday, February 25 at 91, came to power under dramatic circumstances and was overthrown in equally dramatic ones. In between, he ruled Egypt for thirty years with a steady hand, only to leave behind myriad problems...

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Hosni Mubarak’s risk-averse reign brought Egypt to calamity

Source: Brookings Author(s): Tamara Cofman Wittes Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/02/25/hosni-mubaraks-risk-averse-reign-brought-egypt-to-calamity/ On my first day as an Obama administration deputy assistant secretary of state in November 2009, I sat down with my boss Jeff Feltman and his principal deputy Ron Schlicher for a meeting. “What are your...

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Egypt between the Libyan crisis and the Middle East question

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice and Alessia Melcangi   Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/legitto-tra-crisi-libica-e-questione-mediorientale-25147 After the protests that broke out in September 2019 in the main Egyptian cities in protest against the rampant corruption within the Egyptian power system, the internal...

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Egypt’s Puzzling Dilemma: Escalating Challenges and Obstructed Mobilization

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Sahar Khamis Original Link:  http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-puzzling-dilemma-escalating-challenges-and-obstructed-mobilization/ When Egypt’s historic revolution erupted in 2011, stunning the world with its magnitude, peacefulness, organization, and solidarity, the popular demands chanted by the Egyptian people were...

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