World Report 2021 | Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2021/country-chapters/egypt Egyptians in 2020 continued to live under the harsh authoritarian grip of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. Tens of thousands of government critics, including journalists and human rights defenders, remain imprisoned on politically motivated charges...

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Egypt’s External Debt Exceeds $124 Billion

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Al-Wali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-external-debt-exceeds-124-billion/ The Egyptian external debt has been escalating since the army  took over in July 2013, reaching $123.5 billion by the end of June 2020, compared to $43.2 billion at the end of June 2013, that is a rise of $80.3 billion, a growth rate of 186%, and...

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The Old and the New in Egyptian Civil-Military Relations

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Risa Brooks Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/old-and-new-egyptian-civil-military-relations-28502 Under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Egyptian military is tightening its grasp on the economy and strangling civilian politics and society — but this is nothing new. Rather...

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Sisi’s Egypt Moves from Military Economy to Family Firm

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Robert Springborg Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/sisis-egypt-moves-military-economy-family-firm-28504 When Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi seized power in 2013, he inherited a military economy under the control of the officer corps and primarily serving its economic interests. He...

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Horizon of Relations bet. Sisi Regime and Riyadh

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Yasser Abdel Aziz Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/horizon-of-relations-bet-sisi-regime-and-riyadh/ The Saudi, UAE and Kuwaiti support to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the advent of his 2013 coup amounted to about $48 billion, in addition to the fuel support provided by Riyadh in the form of regular shipments of oil sent regularly to cover the...

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Healthcare in Egypt’s Border Regions: When Money Is Not Enough

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/11/11/healthcare-in-egypt-s-border-regions-when-money-is-not-enough-pub-83206 Pouring money into health infrastructure will have little effect if qualified doctors have few incentives to stay. Read more at original link

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The Egyptian Economy: In the Clutches of the Deep State

Source: Carnegie Author(s): George T. Abed Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/10/26/egyptian-economy-in-clutches-of-deep-state-pub-83027 The successful completion of Egypt’s 2016 IMF program is superficial, hiding poor economic growth relative to emerging market peers and an economy burdened by a military-led public sector. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s Emerging Ruling Class

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Shana Marshall Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/10/26/egypt-s-emerging-ruling-class-pub-83025 The Egyptian military’s capture of state resources under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi depends on a poorly run state and the visible corruption of the former regime, auguring a new ruling class of military officers. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s Military as the Spearhead of State Capitalism

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/10/26/egypt-s-military-as-spearhead-of-state-capitalism-pub-83010 President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has reinvigorated state capitalism in Egypt through military-led real estate development, industrial hubs, extractive activities, private sector encroachment, and using private investment to recapitalize the...

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Protests of the Poor in Egypt: Causes and Implications

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/protests-of-the-poor-in-egypt-causes-implications/ On September 20th, a series of anti-government demonstrations broke out in a number of Egyptian governorates and villages protesting the social and economic conditions of the country. These demonstrations coincided with the first...

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