Qatar and Egypt are letting bygones be bygones

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Allison Nour Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/qatar-and-egypt-are-letting-bygones-be-bygones/ Since the signing of the Al Ula declaration in January to officially end the Qatari rift with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt, Egyptian-Qatari rapprochement has been among the fastest to develop. Within...

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Is the new Arab alliance too good to be true?

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Dr. Neil Quilliam Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/2021/05/new-arab-alliance-too-good-be-true Alliances in the Middle East come and go, often shaped and determined by regional competition and international intervention. The past few years have seen the normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel, the reconciliation between the GCC states...

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The Blocking of the Suez Canal: Lessons and Challenges

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Tomer Fadlon, Ofir Winter, Shmuel Even Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/suez-canal/ The giant cargo ship that stopped traffic in one of the main arteries in world trade exposed the vulnerability of the Suez Canal and the global supply chain, and the incident sharpens the question of viable alternatives. However...

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The US and Egypt: A new tone and new priorities, but so far no dramatic decisions

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/biden-administration-and-middle-east-reflecting-first-100-days At the end of Joe Biden’s first 100 days as president of the United States, where do things stand when it comes to U.S. policy toward the Middle East and North Africa? We asked experts and scholars from across MEI to weigh in...

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Lessons from Israel and Egypt’s lukewarm peace

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Gabriel Mitchell Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/lessons-from-israel-and-egypts-lukewarm-peace/ On March 9, Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen met with his Egyptian counterpart Nasser Fahmi in the resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh, located at the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula. On the face of it, nothing...

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GERD Crisis Military Capabilities and Likely Confrontation

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/gerd-crisis-military-capabilities-and-likely-confrontation/ The Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis is currently going through a critical stage, as political negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are stumbling due to Ethiopian intransigence and failure to take...

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Limits & Dimensions of Egyptian-Turkish Rapprochement

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Wessam Fauad Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/limits-dimensions-of-egyptian-turkish-rapprochement/ Contrary to popular belief, Egypt and Turkey -together- have been keen to maintain a relatively moderate degree of warm relations over the past seven years, which enabled bilateral ties to develop positively. Despite expulsion of the Turkish...

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Shift of Egypt’s Attitude towards the Libyan Issue

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal and Noura El Hafiane Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/shift-of-egypts-attitude-towards-the-libyan-issue/ The late quarter of 2020 and the early quarter of 2021 witnessed many changes in Egyptian attitude towards the Libyan issue due to Libyan internal reasons -both military and political- on the one hand, and to regional and...

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Egypt-Turkey Rapprochement Is Constraining the Muslim Brotherhood

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypt-turkey-rapprochement-constraining-muslim-brotherhood Recent understandings between Cairo and Ankara have many of the group’s exiled figures worried about their future on Turkish soil. Read more at original link

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Prospects of Egypt-Turkey Relations Amid Mutual Statements

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Baraah Al-Hamdo Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/prospects-of-egypt-turkey-relations-amid-mutual-statements/ Recently, several media outlets have raised a substantial controversy about positive statements made by the Turkish side about the relationship between Egypt and Turkey and the tracks that pushed towards rapprochement between the...

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Egypt Motives and Orientations of Arms Deals (2016-2020)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-motives-and-orientations-of-arms-deals-2016-2020/ A report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 15 March 2021 revealed that the Middle Eastern global arms imports grew by 25% during the period (2016-2020). According to the report, five...

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Turkish-Egyptian Reconciliation Efforts Echo a Shifting Regional Order

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Daniel Brumberg  Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/turkish-egyptian-reconciliation-efforts-echo-a-shifting-regional-order/ Over the past month, Turkey has taken steps to restore diplomatic relations with Egypt. That President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has spearheaded this effort is paradoxical. After all, his disdain for President...

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