Egyptian Instability Looms as Morsi’s Fate Hangs in Balance

Source: International Peace Institute Author(s): Amr Leheta Original Link: https://theglobalobservatory.org/2015/06/morsi-egypt-sisi-muslim-brotherhood/ This week a Cairo court postponed its final ruling on a death sentence handed to former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi and more than a hundred others implicated in a 2011 prison break. As significant as the initial punishment was, it was...

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Germany Welcomes Egypt’s Sisi

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Judy Dempsey Original Link: http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/60260 For many months, Egypt’s top diplomats have been trying to persuade Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, to invite Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Berlin. And for many months, Merkel refused. She insisted that Egypt should first hold parliamentary elections. Elections...

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Egypt’s Short and Long-Term Challenges

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Paul Salem Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/at/egypts-short-and-long-term-challenges In the year since being elected to the presidency, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has consolidated a ruling coalition, restored economic growth, and brought back considerable stability to the country after four years of turmoil. But this has come with a harsh crackdown...

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Egypt: Between Chaos, Authoritarianism, and Democracy

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Amr El-Shokabi Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/node/20431 The literature on democratic transitions from the last 50 years has emphasized the process of transforming an authoritarian state into a democracy. Much has been written about negotiations between ancien regimes and democratic forces, particularly the bridges that must be made between elements...

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From Restriction to closure of public space in Egypt Egyptian Government Clamps Down on Rights Groups, Seeking their Eradication

Source: Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies Author(s): Unknown Original Link: http://www.cihrs.org/?p=14940&lang=en The undersigned organizations utterly reject and condemn the increasingly aggressive actions taken by the Egyptian government and the investigating bodies against civil society, especially rights groups. We believe the goal of these measures is to slowly strangle the...

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A Return to the Mubarak System

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Ahmed Morsy, Casper Wuite Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/59856 On April 15, the Egyptian Cabinet approved amendments to Egypt’s electoral law, articles of which had been deemed unconstitutional last month. After a year of continued unrest, the parliamentary elections, originally slated for March 21, were expected to restore Egypt’s body...

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Egypt’s Nationalists Dominate in a Politics-Free Zone

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2015/04/15/egypt-s-nationalists-dominate-in-politics-free-zone-pub-59764 Snapshot: Egypt’s political scene has changed radically from the vigorous pluralism that followed the 2011 uprising; in 2015 the Islamist and secular groups that won those elections are excluded or marginalized. Nationalists...

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A Delayed Transition: Egypt’s Suspended Elections

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Ahmed Morsy Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/at/delayed-transition-egypt%E2%80%99s-suspended-elections In March, Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court suspended the country’s long-awaited parliamentary elections,[1] originally scheduled to begin March 21. The decision came as a result of a March 1 ruling by the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC)...

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Keeping Egypt’s Lights On

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Brendan Meighan, Alfred Jasins Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/59594 After years of doing little to rectify Egypt’s energy and electricity troubles, the government has finally moved to pursue sustainability. Energy demand, fueled by government subsidies, had for years outpaced domestic production. This has led to a large subsidy bill...

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TACKLING EGYPT’S TRANSFORMATIONAL CHALLENGES

Source: German Development Institute Author(s): Georgeta Vidican, Yasser Sherif Original Link: https://www.die-gdi.de/en/the-current-column/article/tackling-egypts-transformational-challenges/ Bonn, Cairo, 30 March 2015. From 13-15 March 2015 the Egyptian government organized a major international event, the “Egypt Economic Development Conference”, aimed at repositioning the country on the...

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Missed Opportunity: The Politics of Police Reform in Egypt and Tunisia

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/2015/03/17/missed-opportunity-politics-of-police-reform-in-egypt-and-tunisia-pub-59391 Snapshot: Police forces and security agencies genuinely accountable to democratically elected civilian authorities have not emerged in either Egypt or Tunisia four years after popular uprisings forced the countries’...

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Built on Sand: Egypt’s Questionable Strategy for Growth and Development

Source: German Institute For Security and Counter-Terrorism And International Affairs Author(s): Dr. Stephan Roll, Matthias Seiler Original Link: https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/egypts-questionable-strategy-for-growth-and-development/ The Egypt Economic Development Conference staged at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh from 13 to 15 March will showcase the country’s investment...

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