Egypt: The Pandemic Experience in a Time of Reform

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mohamed Gad Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/egypt-pandemic-experience-time-reform Egypt announced its first COVID-19 fatality on March 8, 2020,[1] a few months after concluding a “reform” program supported by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan it had obtained in 2016.[2] The pandemic thus posed the first test for the...

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Egypt should go green by putting a price on carbon

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Deborah Lehr Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/egypt-should-go-green-putting-price-carbon It is time for Egypt to put a price on carbon. While Cairo has taken small steps toward developing a sustainability plan, it needs a bold idea to stop rising carbon emissions. Establishing a carbon exchange — or putting a price on carbon — would be...

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IMF: Scant Transparency for Covid-19 Emergency Loans

Source: HRW Author(s): HRW Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/30/imf-scant-transparency-covid-19-emergency-loans (Washington, DC) –  The International Monetary Fund (IMF), despite overall progress in its anti-corruption efforts, has not ensured sufficient oversight of its Covid-19 emergency loans, Human Rights Watch and Transparency International said today. As a result, it is...

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Getting Tough with Egypt Won’t Work

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): David Schenker Original Link:  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/getting-tough-egypt-wont-work A more modest approach is warranted, one that emphasizes core interests, acknowledges the limitations of U.S. leverage, and avoids going too far with funding cuts and sanctions. Read more at original link

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Egyptian-French Economic Relations .. Who Will Benefit?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Al-Wali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-french-economic-relations-who-will-benefit/ There are various forms of economic relations between Egypt and France, including commodity and service trade; presence of Egyptian labor in France and French labor in Egypt, and consequently provision of remittances in both directions...

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Egypt military & consolidation of hegemony and despotism

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Essam Abdelshafy Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-military-consolidation-of-hegemony-and-despotism/ The Egyptian military institution has adopted many policies and practices, whether during the first transitional period that was led by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (from February 2011 to June 2012); or during President...

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Egypt’s Ties to Israel Deepen Despite Public Misgivings

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-ties-to-israel-deepen-despite-public-misgivings/ The Egyptian government has deepened its cooperation with Israel on strategic and economic matters in order to root out the extremist threat in the Sinai Peninsula and bolster Egypt’s economy. This policy particularly...

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Egypt Real Estate Registration Crisis – Policies & Scenarios

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-real-estate-registration-crisis-policies-scenarios/ Last August, Egypt’s House of Representatives passed a draft law submitted by the government, later Law No. 186 of 2020, amending some provisions of Law No.114 of 1946 regarding immovable registry regulation, by adding a new...

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The Biden Administration and the Middle East: Policy Recommendations for a Sustainable Way Forward

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk and various other experts Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/biden-administration-and-middle-east-policy-recommendations-sustainable-way-forward As Joe Biden enters office his administration faces an overwhelming domestic agenda and myriad foreign policy challenges. Reinforcing relations with European allies and...

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Egypt’s Reckoning

Source: Hoover Institution Author(s): Samuel Tadros Original Link: https://www.hoover.org/research/egypts-reckoning As a young man, Egypt’s legendary playwright, Tawfiq Al Hakim had worked as an assistant to the Attorney General in the Egyptian countryside. There he would witness firsthand the dismal state of the country’s fellahin and the grave injustices Egypt’s rural...

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Egyptian Exceptionalism in a Chinese-led World

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Mohamed El Dashan Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/2021/02/egyptian-exceptionalism-chinese-led-world When Cairo dispatched its minister of health Hala Zayed along with some medical equipment to Beijing to express solidarity with China in its battle with COVID-19 back in March 2020, the Egyptian government was beaming with pride – both publicly and...

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Egyptian-Saudi Relations: Strategic Ties with Some Political Strains

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egyptian-saudi-relations-strategic-ties-with-some-political-strains/ Egypt and Saudi Arabia continue to be strategic partners in the Middle East, buoyed by shared interests and certain threat perceptions. Saudi Arabia values Egypt’s large military force, which helps to...

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