Synergy in North Africa: Furthering Cooperation

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Dr. Mohammed Masbah and Mohamed El Dahshan Original Link:  https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/synergy-north-africa-furthering-cooperation Discussions of North African integration have evoked ideas of a shared identity and a common destiny in the region. However, recent attempts to build regional blocs in North Africa have been unsuccessful. This paper...

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Under Mediterranean Skies: Channels for Deepening Israel-Egypt Relations

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter Original Link:  https://www.inss.org.il/publication/under-mediterranean-skies-channels-for-deepening-israel-egypt-relations/?offset=0&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined On January 15, 2020, Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz and his Egyptian counterpart, Tarek el-Molla...

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Egyptian official: Ethiopia dam negotiations in Washington ‘a disaster’

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2020/01/16/feature/politics/egyptian-official-ethiopia-dam-negotiations-in-washington-a-disaster/ Three days of negotiations in Washington between the foreign and irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan ended on Wednesday without an agreement over the filling schedule for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...

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Reality of Tourism in Egypt between WTTC and Government

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hussein Duqeil Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/reality-of-tourism-in-egypt-bet-wttc-and-government/ Tourism plays a significant role in the Egyptian economy, as it represents, according to government reports, more than 15% of GDP during FY2018/2019. According to a report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)...

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Egypt as an Authoritarian Vanguard

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen and Noha Khaled Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80585 Among the hundreds of chants by Arab protestors in Algeria, Sudan, Iraq, and Lebanon during recent months of demonstrations, in what may be considered a second wave of the so-called Arab Spring, those directed against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi have been...

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Mapping European Leverage in the MENA Region: Egypt

Source: European Council on Foreign Relations Author(s): Adel Abdel Ghafar Original Link:  https://www.ecfr.eu/specials/mapping_eu_leverage_mena/egypt Since the removal of Hosni Mubarak as Egypt’s president in 2011, Europe’s objectives and influence in the country have undergone a series of fluctuations. Under Mubarak, Egypt had a fairly straightforward relationship with Europe. This...

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Egypt, Sudan Impasse under GERD Declaration of Principles

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Adel Rafik Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-sudan-impasse-under-gerd-declaration-of-principles/ This report, published on the official page of Prof. Dr. Ahmed El-Mofti, a Sudanese academic and legal water expert who was member of the International Commission overseeing GERD, consists of two main parts, as follows: –...

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The Road to Egypt’s 6th of October

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Angie Omar Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/the-road-to-egypts-6th-of-october Egypt, with all its variety, novelty, and antiquity, also happens to have a sophisticated Uber service. On a quick Uber trip from Cairo’s Abdeen neighborhood to the 6th of October city in Giza governorate, I had the chance to ride with a...

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What Will It Take to Repair Middle Eastern Economies?

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Bilal Wahab Original Link:  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/what-will-it-take-to-repair-middle-eastern-economies The Middle East is among the world’s richest regions in natural resources, but despite the Persian Gulf ’s ostentatious oil wealth, as a whole, the region teeters on the economic precipice. East Asia, South Asia, and...

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Demarcation of Maritime Borders and Egyptian Strategic Interests

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Khaled Fouad Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/demarcation-of-maritime-borders-and-egyptian-strategic-interests/ In the wake of the agreement signed between Turkey and Libya last November on demarcation of the maritime borders between the two countries, several questions were raised about maritime border demarcation in the Eastern...

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TIMEP Brief: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEOP Original Link:  https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam/ The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 6,500-megawatt hydroelectric power plant being constructed in Ethiopia, has been a major point of contention between Egypt and its southern neighbors, as the completion of the dam poses...

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