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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Lost Capital: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Neoliberal Transformation

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Wael Gamal Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/2019/02/01/lost-capital-egyptian-muslim-brotherhood-s-neoliberal-transformation-pub-78271 In an October 2011 interview, Hassan Malek, a leading Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood businessman, emphasized that the Islamist group was friendly to business. Its main problem with the economic policies of former president Hosni...

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The Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum Reinforces Current Regional Dynamics

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Joe Macaron Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-eastern-mediterranean-gas-forum-reinforces-current-regional-dynamics/ On January 14, the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) was inaugurated in Cairo, triggering the region’s official transition from oil dependence to the era of gas production. The ongoing...

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Egypt is building one of the world’s largest solar parks

Source: World Economic Forum Author(s): Sean Fleming Original Link: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/01/egypt-is-building-one-of-the-worlds-largest-solar-parks/ At a site in the Western Desert, some 650 km south of Cairo, one of the world’s largest and most ambitious solar energy projects is underway. The Benban Solar Park will produce enough electricity to power one million homes. But more...

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A series of firsts for Egyptian gas forum

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/weekly-briefing-pompeos-visit-raises-more-questions-it-answers   The regional gas forum Egypt hosted yesterday saw several firsts. It was the first such forum that the country had hosted, the invitees aren’t usually found attending the same parties, and it has led to a declaration...

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Eastern Mediterranean Gas: Taking an Unpaved Road

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Khaled Fouad Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/eastern-mediterranean-gas-taking-an-unpaved-road/ This study aims at making a comprehensive assessment of the Israeli-Egyptian gas deal and addressing its political, strategic, and economic dimensions within the framework of the regional and international interactions in the Eastern...

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Mixed news for Egypt in 2018

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/2018-year-review-conflicts-khashoggi-and-maximum-pressure Despite consistent attempts by analysts to describe Egypt in dichotomous terms, either singing praises or levelling accusations, the country refuses to play along with simplistic assessments. The year has been a mixed ripple of...

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Egypt’s Universal Health Insurance System

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amgad Hamdi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-universal-health-insurance-system/ The universal health insurance system in Egypt is one of the most important projects that Egyptians have dreamed of, particularly during the past few decades. However, politicians have always used the project to make temporary gains by frequently...

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The Challenges Facing Egypt’s Female Migrant Workers

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Eman Elwarakky Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/the-challenges-facing-egypts-female-migrant-workers Safiya, 30, wakes up to the sound of her mother yelling, “Get up now or the car will leave without you.” A new morning brings with it the same misery: Safiya is one of thousands of migrant workers in rural...

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Devaluation: Is it Contractionary or Expansionary to Economic Sectors? The Case of Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Nada Shokry and Mohamed Bouaddi Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/devaluation-is-it-contractionary-or-expansionary-to-economic-sectors-the-case-of-egypt-2/   This paper investigates the effect of changes in exchange rate on sectoral GDP in Egypt in the period between 1982 and 2014. For this purpose, the study uses a MIDAS regression...

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Sisi Builds a Green Zone for Egypt

Source: Carnegie Endowment For International Peace Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2018/11/27/sisi-builds-green-zone-for-egypt-pub-77803 Egypt’s new administrative capital, currently under construction—and tentatively named Wedian, which means “desert valleys”— represents concretely where President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been trying to take his country...

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Egypt’s offshore energy finds

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/monday-briefing-russians-launch-air-strikes-after-alleged-gas-attack The discovery of the Zohr offshore gas field in the Mediterranean in 2015, by the Italian energy company Eni, heralded some very good, and much needed, news for Egypt. At an estimated 30 trillion cubic feet, it is the...

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