The Bennett-Sisi Meeting: A Rare Chance to Publicly Boost Relations

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/bennett-sisi-meeting-rare-chance-publicly-boost-relations The welcome visit indicates that Egypt-Israel ties can thrive post-Netanyahu, potentially expanding from the security domain to economic and civil affairs. Read more at original link

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El-Sisi and Bennett meet amid regional effort to revive the Israeli-Palestinian issue

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-damned-if-you-do-and-damned-if-you-dont-new-government-beirut#mabrouk Sharm el-Sheikh has long been a favored spot for Egyptian-Israeli official meets. It’s now an internationally renowned tourist destination, but it’s also in Sinai, conveniently placed for both parties and easy...

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Arab Women Political Prisoners Jailed by US Middle East Allies

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Sahar Khamis Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/arab-women-political-prisoners-jailed-by-us-middle-east-allies/ When President Joe Biden was sworn in on January 20th as the 46th president of the United States, America’s friends in particular hoped that his administration would take a strong moral stand against all human rights...

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Egypt maintains diplomatic efforts on Gaza

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-new-threats-and-far-more-dangerous-environment-afghanistan#mabrouk On Aug. 18, the head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service (GIS), Abbas Kamel, became the first Egyptian official to visit Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett since the latter’s new government was sworn...

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Will Egypt Live with GERD as a Bitter Reality?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/will-egypt-live-with-gerd-as-a-bitter-reality/ On July 19, Ethiopia announced that it had completed the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). This unilateral step had been rejected by the downstream countries, Egypt and Sudan, which insisted on a binding...

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UN Session on GERD Dispute Strains Egypt-Russia Relations

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/un-session-gerd-dispute-strains-egypt-russia-relations Moscow is keen on courting Ethiopia, and Cairo is beginning to realize its partner’s limitations, yet the two governments will nevertheless continue cooperating on hot-button issues like weapons procurement. Read...

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Israel and Egypt top growth expectations in MENA: A tale of two divergent strategies

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Karen E. Young Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/israel-and-egypt-top-growth-expectations-mena-tale-two-divergent-strategies The two countries in the Middle East with the highest growth expectations for 2022 are Israel and Egypt. Fitch Solutions estimates that MENA-wide GDP will grow by 3.6% in 2021, after a contraction of 4% in 2020...

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Russia and the GERD: An uneasy balancing act

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Samuel Ramani Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/russia-and-gerd-uneasy-balancing-act Since late June, Russia has expanded its diplomatic involvement in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) dispute between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia. On June 23, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov...

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Security Council & Egypt-Ethiopia Dam Dispute: Limits of the Role

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Essam Abdelshafy Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/security-council-egypt-ethiopia-dam-dispute-limits-of-the-role/ The UN Security Council is one of the main organs on which the United Nations has relied since its foundation in 1945, as it is entrusted with the tasks of maintaining international peace and security. The Security Council...

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Egypt: GERD Crisis after Security Council.. Alternatives & Options

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-gerd-crisis-after-security-council-alternatives-options/ Throughout the past period, particularly after the political negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) came to a dead end between Ethiopia, the only beneficiary of the GERD construction, on the one hand, and Egypt...

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Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan: A new partnership 30 years in the making?

Source: Brookings Author(s): Bruce Riedel and Katherine Harvey Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2021/07/02/egypt-iraq-and-jordan-a-new-partnership-30-years-in-the-making/ In April, the news that Iraq was mediating between longtime rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran captivated Middle East watchers. Iraq’s new role as a Saudi-Iran intermediary comes as the Saudis have...

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