Challenges for Egypt’s Fragile Stability

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentice Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/challenges-for-egypt-s-fragile-stability The death of Mohamed Morsi on June 17, the only president ever instated through democratic elections, arrived as a reckoning in post-revolutionary Egypt. It can be easy to read this dramatic event as the ideal...

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Short-Term Stability in Exchange for Long-Term Fragility

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link:  https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/short-term-stability-in-exchange-for-long-term-fragility/ It’s no secret that European Union leaders have increasingly focused their attention on the Middle East on one priority: stemming if not stopping migration from the region. Following the surge in asylum...

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Mohamed Morsi: Martyr or Traitor?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s):  Orit Perlov and Ofir Winter Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/mohamed-morsi-martyr-traitor/ Reactions in Egypt to the death of Mohamed Morsi, six years after his ouster as president, reflect ongoing social and political polarization, in Egypt in particular and the Middle East in general. While President Abdel...

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‘Hospitals are for the dying’: Medical negligence inside Egyptian prisons

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hadeer El-Mahdawy Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/06/30/feature/politics/hospitals-are-for-the-dying-medical-negligence-inside-egyptian-prisons/ Inside his prison cell, Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh’s health has severely deteriorated. This past weekend, the 68-year-old former presidential candidate suffered two heart attacks in less than 24...

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The Reality of Church Construction in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-reality-of-church-construction-in-egypt/ Egypt’s 2016 Church Construction Law established what was, on its face, a streamlined process for the construction of churches, and also provided for a committee to formalize churches which had been built illegally. But...

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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 Working Group on Egypt’s Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): The Working Group on Egypt Original Link:  https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/06/25/working-group-egypts-letter-secretary-state-pompeo Dear Secretary Pompeo, We write to ask you to express concern publicly and privately about the abysmal conditions of political detainees in Egypt, as highlighted by the June 17 death of former president Mohammad Morsi. ...

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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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