WORLD REPORT 2022 – Egypt, Events of 2021

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2022/country-chapters/egypt In 2021, authorities escalated the use of the abusive Emergency State Security Courts to prosecute peaceful activists and critics who joined thousands of dissidents already in Egypt’s congested prisons. Courts issued death sentences in mass trials, adding to the...

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What’s Behind the Partnership between Russia and Egypt?

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Dimitar Bechev Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/whats-behind-the-partnership-between-russia-and-egypt/ On December 9, 2021, Russia and Egypt launched a joint naval exercise in the Gulf of Alexandria. The Russian navy deployed the frigate Admiral Grigorovich, a mainstay of its Mediterranean Squadron, part of the...

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Egypt’s growing regional energy role

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-flurry-diplomatic-exchanges-eve-gcc-summit#mabrouk Egypt has long stated its goal of becoming a regional energy hub and it is ramping up its efforts to achieve that aim. Read more at original link

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Sudan Coup: The Regional Interference behind a Faltering Transition

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil Al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/sudan-coup-the-regional-interference-behind-a-faltering-transition/ On October 25, 2021, Sudan’s General Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan staged a coup, declared a state of emergency, dissolved the power-sharing Sovereign Council, sacked the civilian government, and temporarily detained Prime...

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Operation Sirli and systematic killing of Egyptian civilians

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hassan Saab Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/operation-sirli-and-systematic-killing-of-egyptian-civilians/ Documented reports recently revealed by “Disclose”, a well-known French investigative website, have raised an uproar in both France and Egypt, concerning secret security and intelligence cooperation between the two countries that...

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Agreements and Tensions in US-Egyptian Relations

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Sahar Khamis Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/agreements-and-tensions-in-us-egyptian-relations/ The US-Egypt strategic dialogue was held in Washington, DC in early November between Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his American counterpart, Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Initially launched under President Bill...

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France’s complicity of war crimes in Egypt – “Silence is no longer an option”

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Albane de Rochebrune Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/frances-complicity-of-war-crimes-in-egypt-silence-is-no-longer-an-option/ Disclose, a French investigative journalism NGO, has uncovered crucial evidence exposing how France has fully collaborated with Sisi’s regime in terms of military and political support to the point of active...

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Situation of the Egyptian-Syrian Relations (2012-2021)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hassan Saab Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/situation-of-the-egyptian-syrian-relations-2012-2021/ Egypt and Syria are two major Arab and regional powers, whether with regard to the Arab-Israeli conflict, or to the inter-Arab issues and affairs. In this context, it is significant to refer to many factors such as the geopolitical location...

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US and Egypt: Between Regional Cooperation and Human Rights

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi, Amy Hawthorne, Ofir Winter, Federico Donelli Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/us-and-egypt-between-regional-cooperation-and-human-rights-32338 On November 8th and 9th, the US Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, welcomed his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Washington for...

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Washington hosts US-Egypt strategic talks

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-assassination-attempt-targeting-iraqi-pm-crosses-major-red-line#mabrouk It’s been six years since the last U.S.-Egypt strategic dialogue. Egypt’s foreign minister, Sameh Shoukry, arrived in Washington on Friday to meet with his counterpart, Secretary Antony Blinken, for two days...

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The GERD’s digital theater

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/gerds-digital-theater Despite great diplomatic efforts, progress on reaching a comprehensive agreement between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has remained elusive. While these states have long resorted to legal and political means to protect their share...

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Top Agenda Items for the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): David Schenker Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/top-agenda-items-us-egypt-strategic-dialogue In addition to continuing the discussion of withheld U.S. funding, Secretary Blinken’s team should focus on steering Cairo toward productive steps in Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya, Lebanon, and Syria. Read more at original link

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