Why Is Trump Helping Egypt’s Dictator Entrench His Power?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/04/08/why-is-trump-helping-egypt-s-dictator-entrench-his-power-pub-78823 As someone who has watched the Egyptian people struggle against dictators for years, it is hard to fathom the fact that President Donald Trump will welcome Egypt’s brutal military leader, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, for a White...

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Egypt’s Constitutional Amendments: A Nail in the Coffin of Political Pluralism

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Yasmin Omar Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-constitutional-amendments-a-nail-in-the-coffin-of-political-pluralism/ The Egyptian government is currently in the midst of amending its constitution, with grave consequences for the short-lived political pluralism that blossomed in the wake of the 2011...

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Joint Stakeholder Submission to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review – EGYPT

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP and The Law Society of England & Wales Original Link: https://timep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/UPR-Egypt.pdf As part of a commitment to producing knowledge and analysis on the policies implicating the rule of law in the Middle East, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and the Law Society

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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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The US-Egypt Political-Military Relationship: A Critical Assessment

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-us-egypt-political-military-relationship-a-critical-assessment/ The US-Egypt relationship, once a cornerstone of American security and foreign policy in the Middle East, is in trouble. True, it is hard to tell from the headlines. To President Trump, Egyptian President...

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Not Over Yet: Latest Wave of Middle East Protests A Reminder of 2011’s Unmet Demands

Source: POMED – Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Leslie Campbell Original Link: https://pomed.org/not-over-yet-latest-wave-of-middle-east-protests-a-reminder-of-2011s-unmet-demands/ Recent images of hundreds of thousands of citizens marching peacefully through Algerian streets demanding the resignation of their autocratic ruler offer an unmistakable and powerful analog to the...

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Egypt’s Progress Towards Gender Parity

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Dr. Hala Helmy El-Said Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/egypts-progress-towards-gender-parity Empowering women and integrating them as active participants in the economy is essential to promoting economic and sustainable growth. Our determination has been resolute, with leadership, equality and empowerment deeply woven within Egypt’s...

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Worse Than Mubarak

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Andrew Miller and Amy Hawthorne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/02/27/worse-than-mubarak-pub-78470 Consumed by domestic politics, exhausted by the Middle East, and complacent about the stability of Arab allies, Washington has stopped paying close attention to Egypt. But something alarming is happening in the most populous Arab country and a key...

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Hosni Mubarak Was Overthrown Eight Years Ago. Should Egypt Miss Him?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michael Young, Sherif Mohy El Deen, Dina al-Khawaga, andTamer Badawi Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/78388 Dina al-Khawaga Eight years after Hosni Mubarak’s departure, I am inclined to think that most Egyptians miss the days of the former president’s rule. This does not mean that a majority favors his return as president, nor does it

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The Middle East Strategic Alliance Has a Long Way To Go

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yasmine Farouk Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/02/08/middle-east-strategic-alliance-has-long-way-to-go-pub-78317 The Arab world needs a collective security architecture. The U.S. project of a Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA) could in theory be a step forward, especially as it links military security to political and economic security. But so...

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‘Union to Defend the Constitution’ brings opposition forces together to reject constitutional amendments

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/02/07/feature/u/union-to-defend-the-constitution-brings-opposition-forces-together-to-reject-constitutional-amendments/ Two days after a host of constitutional amendments were submitted to Egypt’s Parliament earlier this week, a number of political parties and public figures announced the establishment...

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Report – Fighting Corruption or Protecting the Regime? Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority

Source: POMED – Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Jessica Noll Original Link: https://pomed.org/report-corruption-egypts-administrative-control-authority/ This report explains the role of the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) as an instrument of power in al-Sisi’s regime, part of a wider system of repression and control. The report discusses how authoritarian rulers use...

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