Israel Secures Egyptian Gas Export Route

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Simon Henderson Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israel-secures-egyptian-gas-export-route A rare visit by an Egyptian cabinet official marks a significant upgrade in bilateral energy ties, though questions remain about Palestinian, Gulf, and environmental issues. Read more at original link

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Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Nour Hassan Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/why-do-human-rights-violations-go-unquestioned-the-case-of-eu-egyptian-relations/ Egypt is a signatory country of primary international human rights treaties. However, since 2013, the regime has been levelling the ceiling of repression and violations to basic human rights, extending the rewards...

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The Dam That Broke Open an Ethiopia-Egypt Dispute

Source: Carnegie Author(s): SHERIF MOHYELDEEN Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2021/02/12/dam-that-broke-open-ethiopia-egypt-dispute-pub-83867 As Egypt and Ethiopia negotiate the details of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, tensions are on the rise. Sudan, which has vested interest in the dam, too, could be an essential third party to smooth over the disputes. Read more at original...

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Egyptian-Saudi Relations: Strategic Ties with Some Political Strains

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egyptian-saudi-relations-strategic-ties-with-some-political-strains/ Egypt and Saudi Arabia continue to be strategic partners in the Middle East, buoyed by shared interests and certain threat perceptions. Saudi Arabia values Egypt’s large military force, which helps to...

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Egypt’s Digital Foreign Policy

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-digital-foreign-policy/ In June 2020, at least 13 websites affiliated with the Ethiopian government were hacked and defaced. The targets were diverse, from seemingly innocuous sites such as Ethiopia’s Educational Evolution Office, the Statistics Centre, and the...

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Egypt and the West: Ten Years of Misunderstandings

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Koert Debeuf Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/egypt-and-west-ten-years-misunderstandings-29017 One month after the Egyptian revolution succeeded and ousted long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak on 11 February 2011, I was in Cairo with a delegation of the European Parliament. From the reactions of many...

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Egypt’s Changing policy in Libya: Opportunities and Challenges

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-changing-policy-in-libya-opportunities-and-challenges/ On December 27, 2020, a high-ranking Egyptian diplomatic and security delegation visited the Libyan capital of Tripoli to hold talks with the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). The delegation...

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Egyptian-Russian Naval Exercises in the Black Sea: Strategic Balancing against Turkey?

Source: The Jamestown Foundation Author(s): Ridvan Bari Urcosta Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/egyptian-russian-naval-exercises-in-the-black-sea-strategic-balancing-against-turkey/ In November 2020, Russia and Egypt conducted their first joint naval exercises in the Black Sea. The Bridge of Friendship-2020 naval drills brought the Egyptian Navy to the Black Sea for the first time...

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Special briefing: The Arab Spring a decade on

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Fatima Abo Alasrar, Mietek Boduszyński, Paul Salem, Mohammed Soliman, Hafsa Halawa, Dima M. Toukan, Emiliano Alessandri, Ibrahim Al-Assil, Jessica Agostinelli Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/special-briefing-arab-spring-decade#soliman On the 10th anniversary of the Tahrir Revolution, the ramifications of the protests could not be...

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Egypt Endorses Gulf Reconciliation But Remains Skeptical

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypt-endorses-gulf-reconciliation-remains-skeptical Although officials are playing along in order to maintain good ties with Saudi Arabia, they seem convinced that Qatar will exploit the new agreement in ways that harm Cairo’s political and security interests at...

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UAVs and the Abraham Accords: New Horizons for Sinai Peacekeeping

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Assaf Orion Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/uavs-and-abraham-accords-new-horizons-sinai-peacekeeping Replacing manned monitoring missions with drone sorties and inviting Gulf countries to participate would help improve security, reduce America’s burden and risk, decrease costs, and bolster the regional peace...

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World Report 2021 | Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2021/country-chapters/egypt Egyptians in 2020 continued to live under the harsh authoritarian grip of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. Tens of thousands of government critics, including journalists and human rights defenders, remain imprisoned on politically motivated charges...

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