Will Egypt’s Military Companies Float?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/04/07/will-egypt-s-military-companies-float-pub-81487 The proposal to list military businesses on the Egyptian Stock Exchange may founder due to issues of transparency, profitability, unfair competition, and legal ambiguity. Read more at original link

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What does COVID-19 mean for Egypt’s economy?

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Yasser Elnaggar Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/what-does-covid-19-mean-egypts-economy COVID-19 has disrupted both supply and demand around the world. Egypt is not immune to the recessionary trends caused by the sudden halt in supply chains and the sharp decline in demand, domestically and globally, resulting from the rapid spread of the...

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Egypt’s Expanding Military Economy

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Mahmoud Khalid Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/81376 Egypt’s Sovereign Wealth Fund signed a cooperative agreement on February 3 with the National Service Projects Organization (NSPO). The NSPO is an apparatus affiliated with the armed forces that was established during the late President Anwar Sadat’s leadership to ensure...

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Repercussions of the Spread of COVID-19 on Egyptian Economy

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Zikrallah Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/repercussions-of-the-spread-of-covid-19-on-egyptian-economy/ With the sweeping spread of the coronavirus in February and March 2020, and the repercussions of this on global economies, questions arise about the nature of the likely effects that this “pandemic” can cause in Egypt, especially...

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Egypt – Freedom In The World 2020

Source: Freedom House Author(s): Freedom House Original Link:  https://freedomhouse.org/country/egypt/freedom-world/2020 President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who first took power in a 2013 coup, has governed Egypt in an increasingly authoritarian manner. Meaningful political opposition is virtually nonexistent, as expressions of dissent can draw criminal prosecution and imprisonment. Civil...

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While GERD’s Reservoir Remains Empty, Tensions Rise in Dam Dispute

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/while-gerds-reservoir-remains-empty-tensions-rise-in-dam-dispute/ This past week, Ethiopia opted to skip what was billed as the final round of talks in Washington to resolve the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Resolving the dispute over...

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Egypt’s Puzzling Dilemma: Escalating Challenges and Obstructed Mobilization

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Sahar Khamis Original Link:  http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-puzzling-dilemma-escalating-challenges-and-obstructed-mobilization/ When Egypt’s historic revolution erupted in 2011, stunning the world with its magnitude, peacefulness, organization, and solidarity, the popular demands chanted by the Egyptian people were...

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How can Egypt capitalize on its start-up boom?

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Benedikt Barthelmess, Jean Langlois Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/how-can-egypt-capitalize-its-start-boom There has been a largely overlooked yet significant trend in entrepreneurship in Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country. Much of this has been concentrated in the country’s two main economic centers, Cairo and Alexandria...

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Why Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan should ditch a rushed, Washington-brokered Nile Treaty

Source: Brookings Author(s): Addisu Lashitew Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2020/02/18/why-ethiopia-egypt-and-sudan-should-ditch-a-rushed-washington-brokered-nile-treaty/ The ambitious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been a point of contention among Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan in recent years. The GERD is now 70 percent complete and its reservoir...

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Green financing in Egypt

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Deborah Lehr Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/publications/green-financing-egypt The green movement has been slow to catch on in Egypt, but the January announcement by the Egyptian government that it is finalizing plans to launch the country’s first green bonds could provide the financial incentives to further promote sustainable...

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Sustainable development: An unavoidable path for Egypt’s future

Source:  Middle East Institute Author(s): Sarah El Battouty Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/publications/sustainable-development-unavoidable-path-egypts-future Egypt has realized a significant number of changes in healthcare, education, and economic reform policy over the past decade. It is also increasingly looking toward policy for development that emphasizes cohesive problem solving, in...

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Caught in a Debtor’s Prison

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Nathan Toronto Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80901 In Libya, Egypt is in a sort of debtor’s prison. Given the trajectory of the Middle East and North Africa since the so-called Arab Spring a decade ago, not to mention the 1,158 kilometer border shared with Libya and arms flows from the country to Sinai, Egypt’s involvement in

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