Saudi-Emirati-Egyptian Alliance Steering US Middle East Policy

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles W. Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/saudi-emirati-egyptian-alliance-steering-us-middle-east-policy/ The landscape of regional politics in the Middle East is in many ways more fluid than ever before, brought on, in large measure, by disorganized policymaking in Washington. Former President Barack Obama started the...

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Gas heats up the Eastern Mediterranean

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Geoffrey Aronson Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/gas-heats-eastern-mediterranean Competition for security and energy is at the center of recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. Countries from Egypt to Turkey are moving to secure, exploit, and market their (not always fair) share of the game-changing offshore natural gas...

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Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Is in the Works. What Does the Region Think?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): ZAHA HASSAN, SARAH YERKES, YASMINE FAROUK, MICHELE DUNNE, MARWAN MUASHER, INTISSAR FAKIR, FEDERIGA BINDI, JAKE WALLES Original Link:  https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/06/24/trump-s-middle-east-peace-plan-is-in-works.-what-does-region-think-pub-79365 Since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump has said he wants to strike a peace deal between Israelis and...

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Triangle of Egypt, Hamas, and Israel Relations

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Dr. Adnan Abu Amer Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/triangle-of-egypt-hamas-and-israel-relations/ Several months after the Egypt-brokered humanitarian understandings between Hamas and Israel, there is growing talk in Israel that the Egyptian mediation between Israel and Hamas in Gaza serves Israel’s strategic objectives in the Gaza...

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Now That Morsi Is Gone, Sisi Should Ease His Crackdown

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Barak Barfi Original Link:  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/now-that-morsi-is-gone-sisi-should-ease-his-crackdown Mohamed Morsi’s death in a Cairo courthouse is an ignominious end for a man who briefly led the Arab world’s most populous country. Though in many ways little more than a figurehead, he nevertheless symbolized the...

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Strengthening Egypt’s Refugee Programs

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Noha Sebaiee Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/strengthening-egypts-refugee-programs-0 Over the past two years the number of registered refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt has increased by 21 percent. Today, Egypt is among the highest destination countries in Africa receiving documented and undocumented immigrants. Many are African...

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Sinai Under Israeli Bombardment with Sisi’s Consent

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-under-israeli-bombardment-with-sisis-consent/ The Egyptian regime under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has allowed the Israeli air force to carry out aerial survey, reconnaissance, and bombardments in the Sinai Peninsula. In August 2013, the Associated Press reported that the Israeli drones...

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Sudan’s Military: Following Egypt’s Playbook?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/sudans-military-following-egypts-playbook/ The recent violent crackdown on demonstrators in Khartoum by Sudan’s military and its suspension of talks with the civilian protest leadership have many parallels with Egypt’s tumultuous summer of 2013. It is also probably not a...

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TIMEP Brief: Accountability in US Arms Transfers

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/accountability-in-arms-transfers/ Every year, the United States Congress appropriates billions of dollars to support foreign security forces by supplying training and equipment in an effort to maintain foreign policy and national security objectives. However, few avenues...

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Sinai and the Deal of the Century: A Reading in the Leaks

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Abu Saada Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-and-the-deal-of-the-century-a-reading-in-the-leaks/ In light of the challenges facing the Middle East, and with the imminent announcement or application of the “Deal of the Century”, this report attempts to addresses a central point that may be considered an essential element of the...

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Ramadan Soap Operas Contradict Sisi’s Outreach to Israel

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/ramadan-soap-operas-contradict-sisis-outreach-to-israel Despite Egypt’s warming relations with the Israeli government, the country’s airwaves and movie theaters are still rife with bellicose and anti-Semitic content. In the past five years, Egyptian-Israeli relations...

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Ethiopian bid for mediation, African Union suspension trouble Egypt’s play for role in Sudan’s transition

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/06/07/feature/politics/ethiopian-bid-for-mediation-african-union-suspension-trouble-egypts-play-for-role-in-sudans-transition/ Officials in Cairo watching the violent dispersal of the Sudanese revolutionaries’ sit-in led by the Rapid Support Forces unfold since Monday were left “worried,” says one Egyptian...

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