Half-baked, the Other Side of Egypt’s Baladi Bread Subsidy

Source: Barcelona Centre For International Affairs Author(s): Oday Kamal Original Link: https://www.cidob.org/en/publications/publication_series/monographs/monographs/half_baked_the_other_side_of_egypt_s_baladi_bread_subsidy Snapshot: The baladi bread subsidy is one of the most contentious subsidy systems in Egypt. It has played a key role in the country’s political economy throughout its...

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Low-Cost Authoritarianism: The Egyptian Regime and Labor Movement Since 2013 (2015),

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Fatima Ramadan, Amr Adly Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/2015/09/17/low-cost-authoritarianism-egyptian-regime-and-labor-movement-since-2013-pub-61321 Snapshot: Authoritarianism under military auspices has been reimposed in Egypt since mid-2013. The state has outlawed protests, strikes, and sit-ins in the public sphere and has subjected public spaces...

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The Next Egyptian Parliament

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Ahmed Morsy Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/61253 After several delays, on August 30 Egypt’s High Electoral Commission (HEC) announced the schedule of the electoral procedures and polling dates, slating two rounds of elections for October 17-19 and November 21-23. Since ousting former president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, President Abdel Fattah...

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Revolutionary Politics and the Trap of Populist Temptation: Thoughts on the Egyptian Left, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Revolution

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Amr Abdulrahman Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/revolutionary-politics-and-the-trap-of-populist-temptation-thoughts-on-the-egyptian-left-the-muslim-brotherhood-and-the-revolution/ The Revolutionary Socialists, a longstanding Marxist political organization in Egypt, recently issued a controversial statement calling on...

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Egypt: The New Founders

Source: Wilson Centre Author(s): Khalil al Anani, Garrett Nada Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/egypt-the-new-founders Snapshot: The single most powerful and prolific Islamist movement was born in Egypt, the intellectual center of the Arab world. Formed in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood was started as a social and religious club by a twenty-two-year-old schoolteacher, who...

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SUEZ CANAL EXPANSION: WHAT’S IN IT FOR EGYPT?

Source: German Development Institute Author(s): Markus Loewe Original Link: https://www.die-gdi.de/en/the-current-column/article/suez-canal-expansion-whats-in-it-for-egypt-1/ Bonn, 24 August 2015. The inauguration ceremony for the 35 kilometre long second artery of the Suez Canal between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean was held in early August 2015, officiated by Egypt’s President...

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Egypt’s Botched Revolution: Absolutism and the Infelicitous Role of External Actors

Source: Finnish Institute Of International Affairs (Fiia) Author(s): Wolfgang Mühlberger Original Link: https://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/egypts-botched-revolution SUMMARY Egypt’s political transition entered a new phase with the military coup in mid-2013: pluralistic tendencies have been systematically uprooted and the Egyptian armed forces have positioned themselves as a determining...

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Tracking Egypt’s Extraparliamentary Laws

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): May El-Sadany Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/tracking-egypts-extraparliamentary-laws/ In the absence of a parliamentary body, Egypt’s constitution grants the president temporary legislative authority alongside his existing executive powers. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi continues to regularly exercise this authority...

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Repression in Egypt from Mubarak to Sisi

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/60985 Since July 2013, Egyptian authorities have undertaken a campaign of repression against dissidents. Over the past two years, the scope and severity of this campaign has surpassed any that Egypt saw under Hosni Mubarak. Most notably, security forces attacked mostly peaceful Muslim...

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Whatever is the Matter With Egypt? Nothing All That New

Source: Council On Foreign Relations Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/whatever-matter-egypt-nothing-all-new My friend Hisham Melham, Al Arabiya’s Washington bureau chief, dean of the Beltway-based Arab press corps, farmer, and intellectual with few peers, wrote a piece that appeared over the weekend called “Whatever is the matter with Egypt?” It is a terrific...

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Sisi’s regime is a gift to the Islamic State

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Shadi Hamid Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2015/08/07/sisis-regime-is-a-gift-to-the-islamic-state/ Editor’s note: By any measurable standard, Egypt is more vulnerable to violence and insurgency today than it had been before the Arab Spring. Since the overthrow of former President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, Egypt has seen shocking levels...

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THE NEW COUNTERTERRORISM LAW: ANOTHER BLOW TO THE CONSTITUTION, ENCOURAGES EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING

Source: Egyptian Initiative For Personal Rights Author(s): Unknown Original Link: https://eipr.org/sites/default/files/reports/pdf/the_new_counterterrorism_law.pdf Introduction On 7 July, a group of political parties, rights organizations, and public figures issued a statement urging a delay in the issuance of the proposed counterterrorism law pending a broad, genuine social dialogue on the...

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