Egypt: Army Economic Institutions and Road to Full Domination

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-army-economic-institutions-and-road-to-full-domination/ After Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s military coup on July 3, 2013, the leaders of the ruling military institution adopted a new approach to management of the economic file within the Egyptian State, whereby the army has turned from being...

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Closer Egyptian-Russian Relations Causing a Headache in Washington

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link:  http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/closer-egyptian-russian-relations-causing-a-headache-in-washington/ Egypt’s intended purchase of advanced Russian fighter jets is raising alarm bells in Washington and has prompted US officials to threaten Cairo with sanctions under legislation passed in 2017. Despite...

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The Suez Canal: A Route for Cultivating the Peace with Egypt

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-suez-canal-a-route-for-cultivating-the-peace-with-egypt/?offset=0&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined Egypt is currently marking the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal. The centrality of the Canal...

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Egypt: Dimensions of Privatization of Army Ventures

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Zikrallah Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-dimensions-of-privatization-of-army-ventures/ Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s call for listing companies affiliated with Egypt’s armed forces on the stock exchange along with other state-run firms and assets in the coming period was not surprising to me. On Thursday, October 31, 2019 during...

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Egypt’s Military Now Controls Much of Its Economy. Is This Wise?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/11/25/egypt-s-military-now-controls-much-of-its-economy.-is-this-wise-pub-80281 The military is woven into almost every part of Egypt’s economy. It runs businesses, produces goods, and manages huge infrastructure projects. What are the consequences of involving a country’s armed forces so deeply in its...

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TIMEP Brief: China’s Role in Egypt’s Economy

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link:  https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-chinas-role-in-egypts-economy/ Since Egypt signed a multi-year 12.5 billion USD loan with the IMF in 2016, its government has dedicated its efforts to implementing wide-ranging economic reforms. These have included measures such as slashing subsidies, reforming...

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Owners of the Republic: An Anatomy of Egypt’s Military Economy

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/11/18/owners-of-republic-anatomy-of-egypt-s-military-economy-pub-80325 The Egyptian military’s takeover in 2013 transformed its role in the national economy, turning it into an autonomous actor that can reshape markets and influence government policy setting and investment strategies. Read more at original...

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Gone with the wind: The flotation’s impact on Egyptian exports

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Mohamed Ramadan and Sara Seif Eddin Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/11/14/feature/economy/gone-with-the-wind-the-flotations-impact-on-egyptian-exports/ When asked how Egypt’s currency flotation boosted exports, Mahmoud Sarag, the chairman of the Leather Export Council put it this way: “We import the buttons. We import the zippers. And then we cheer when...

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Household Vulnerability and Resilience in Egypt: The Role of Social Policies

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Rania Roushdy and Imane Helmy Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/household-vulnerability-and-resilience-in-egypt-the-role-of-social-policies/ Key questions: What are the shocks experienced by Egyptian households and how did they cope? How do social programs in Egypt mitigate the vulnerability of poor households? Read more at original...

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Israeli Gas Export Route to Egypt Finalized

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Simon Henderson Original Link:  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israeli-gas-export-route-to-egypt-finalized The two countries still need to resolve longer-term questions about international export options and energy contracts with Jordan, but the latest step toward reopening the pipeline is encouraging. Read more at original...

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Dividing the Nile

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Andrew Miller Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80283 One of the tragedies of the U.S.-Egyptian relationship is that American policymakers often can do little to protect U.S. interests without the active cooperation of Egyptian policymakers, who tend to be anything but cooperative. The dispute between Egypt, Ethiopia, and other Nile riparian countries...

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Rural Women in Egypt: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s):  Caitlyn Keo, Caroline Krafft and Luca Fedi Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/rural-women-in-egypt-opportunities-and-vulnerabilities/ This paper investigates the lives and livelihoods of rural women in Egypt. Rural women have lower economic participation, by standard measures, than urban women or men. This paper introduced additional...

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