Egypt: Taking stock of Sissi’s visit

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/monday-briefing-new-arab-uprisings-echo-earlier-revolts Now that the dust has settled after Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s visit to Washington and meeting with President Donald Trump, it may be possible to examine any possible takeaways. There were a spate of Egypt-related...

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Why Is Trump Helping Egypt’s Dictator Entrench His Power?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/04/08/why-is-trump-helping-egypt-s-dictator-entrench-his-power-pub-78823 As someone who has watched the Egyptian people struggle against dictators for years, it is hard to fathom the fact that President Donald Trump will welcome Egypt’s brutal military leader, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, for a White...

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Egyptian Rev. Forces and Iran: Disincentives of Relations

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Abu Saada Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-rev-forces-and-iran-disincentives-of-relations/ One of the most prominent features of the current regional and global  political system is the rapid increase in the size and significance of non-state entities operating on a global, transboundary basis. This poses a major...

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Egypt-US ties in the spotlight ahead of Sissi’s visit

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/monday-briefing-too-little-too-late-algeria Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is scheduled to visit Washington, DC next week, during which time he will meet with President Donald Trump. According to a statement issued by the White House, they will “discuss strengthening the...

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On Saudi relationship with Egypt’s M. Brotherhood

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amjad Ahmed Gibreel Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/on-saudi-relationship-with-egypts-m-brotherhood/ The relationship between Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt has gone through many stages. However, the outbreak of the Egyptian January 25 Revolution (2011) has introduced new factors on the structure of this...

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Egypt and Israel: From Peace between Leaders and Armies to Peace between Peoples

Source: The Institute For National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Udi Dekel Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypt-israel-peace-leaders-armies-peace-peoples/ March 2019 marks the fortieth anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. This signed agreement affirmed peace as the strategic choice of both countries, and in turn distanced them from the...

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The Second Step in Egypt-Israel Peace Is a Tall One

Source: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-second-step-in-egypt-israel-peace-is-a-tall-one March 26 marks the fortieth anniversary of the U.S.-brokered peace treaty signed by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin. To commemorate that historic...

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Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood After the Arab Uprisings

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Tamer Badawi and Osama Al-Sayyad Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/03/19/mismatched-expectations-iran-and-muslim-brotherhood-after-arab-uprisings-pub-78621 Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, despite falling on opposite sides of the Middle East’s Sunni-Shia divide, both see benefits in cultivating ties. For Iran, outreach to the Brotherhood, particularly the...

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The US-Egypt Political-Military Relationship: A Critical Assessment

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-us-egypt-political-military-relationship-a-critical-assessment/ The US-Egypt relationship, once a cornerstone of American security and foreign policy in the Middle East, is in trouble. True, it is hard to tell from the headlines. To President Trump, Egyptian President...

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Report: Egypt 3rd largest arms importer worldwide

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/03/13/news/u/report-egypt-3rd-largest-arms-importer-worldwide/ Between 2014 and 2018, Egypt maintained its ranking as the third largest importer of arms globally, after Saudi Arabia and India, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute released two days ago. Egypt ranked third in...

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The war of words between Turkey and Egypt

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Guney Yildiz Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/monday-briefing-irans-rouhani-heads-baghdad Leaders in the Middle East are no strangers when it comes to levelling insults against one another. The recent Turkish-Egyptian tension, however, signifies deeper problems between the region’s two heavyweights. Ankara and Cairo are members of rival...

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Egypt: al-Sisi increasingly powerful, increasingly weak oppositions

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-al-sisi-sempre-piu-potente-opposizioni-sempre-piu-deboli-22358 2019 will be a very important year for Egypt facing old problems and new political challenges. After the clear electoral success of March 2018, which gave Abdel Fattah...

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