Saudi-Emirati-Egyptian Alliance Steering US Middle East Policy

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles W. Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/saudi-emirati-egyptian-alliance-steering-us-middle-east-policy/ The landscape of regional politics in the Middle East is in many ways more fluid than ever before, brought on, in large measure, by disorganized policymaking in Washington. Former President Barack Obama started the...

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Arrests target political figures involved in new coalition to run in 2020 parliamentary elections

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr   Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/06/25/feature/politics/arrests-target-political-figures-involved-in-new-coalition-to-run-in-2020-parliamentary-elections/ Several political figures involved in discussions to form a new political alliance meant to stand in 2020 parliamentary elections were arrested beginning at dawn on Tuesday. At least eight...

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The tragedy of Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Shadi Hamid Original Link:  https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/06/mohamed-morsi-and-end-egyptian-democracy/591982/ https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/06/19/the-tragedy-of-egypts-mohamed-morsi/ Mohamed Morsi’s life, especially his later life, was the product of a series of accidents. When I first met him, he was a senior but...

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EGYPT: GROSS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS UNDER PRESIDENT AL-SISI -AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSION FOR THE UN UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW, 34TH SESSION OF THE UPR WORKING GROUP, NOVEMBER 2019

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1202532019ENGLISH.pdf This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Egypt in November 2019. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Egypt in its previous UPR, including in relation to freedom of...

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Morsi’s Death Is yet Another Sombre Milestone in Egypt’s Transition

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Lucia Ardovini Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/morsis-death-yet-another-sombre-milestone-egypts-transition-23329 Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, collapsed and died on June 17th after addressing a state court during his trial for espionage charges. The ex-president...

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Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s First Democratically Elected President, Dies

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): David A. Wemer Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/mohammed-morsi-egypt-s-first-democratically-elected-president-dies Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, died after an appearance in a Cairo courtroom on June 17. Morsi was in a hearing facing espionage charges, reportedly stemming from alleged...

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Sudan’s Military: Following Egypt’s Playbook?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/sudans-military-following-egypts-playbook/ The recent violent crackdown on demonstrators in Khartoum by Sudan’s military and its suspension of talks with the civilian protest leadership have many parallels with Egypt’s tumultuous summer of 2013. It is also probably not a...

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TIMEP Brief: Accountability in US Arms Transfers

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/accountability-in-arms-transfers/ Every year, the United States Congress appropriates billions of dollars to support foreign security forces by supplying training and equipment in an effort to maintain foreign policy and national security objectives. However, few avenues...

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Sinai and the Deal of the Century: A Reading in the Leaks

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Abu Saada Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-and-the-deal-of-the-century-a-reading-in-the-leaks/ In light of the challenges facing the Middle East, and with the imminent announcement or application of the “Deal of the Century”, this report attempts to addresses a central point that may be considered an essential element of the...

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Christians and Other Religious Minorities in the Middle East

Source: The Century Foundation Author(s): Elizabeth Monier Original Link: https://tcf.org/content/report/christians-religious-minorities-middle-east-questions-elizabeth-monier/ Thanassis Cambanis: You’ve said that Christians in the Middle East represent different denominational, ethnic, and linguistic identities. Is it unproductive to talk about Middle Eastern Christians as a homogenous...

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The Gulf Divided: The Impact of the Qatar Crisis

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Jane Kinninmont Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/publications/research/2019-05-30-Gulf%20Crisis_0.pdf By early 2019 the rupture within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)1 stemming from the boycott of Qatar by four Arab states appeared to be well entrenched as a new feature of Middle East politics. The crisis erupted in June 2017...

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Europe’s Deep Reservoir of Goodwill in the Middle East: Lessons for Public Diplomacy

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Lindsay J. Benstead Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/europes-deep-reservoir-goodwill-middle-east-lessons-public-diplomacy Political and economic transitions are seldom, if ever, compartmentalized processes, insulated from regional and global influences. On the contrary, they are often informed and shaped by exogenous forces and the...

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