Egypt-Iraq-Jordan Alliance Tries to Change Middle East Dynamics

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Curtis R. Ryan Original Link: On August 25, 2020, the leaders of Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan met in Amman for the third in a succession of meetings marking ever-closer relations between the three Arab states. Earlier meetings had taken place in March 2019 in Cairo and in September 2019 in New York City, on the

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POMED’S Amy Hawthorne Testifies on Egypt before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Amy Hawthorne Original Link: https://pomed.org/pomeds-amy-hawthorne-testifies-on-egypt-before-the-house-committee-on-foreign-affairs/ On September 9, POMED’s Deputy Director for Research Amy Hawthorne testified in Congress before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs’s Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa...

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The needed reset for the US-Egypt relationship

Source: Brookings Author(s): Tamara Cofman Wittes Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/09/10/the-needed-reset-for-the-us-egypt-relationship Yesterday afternoon, I testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa about Egyptian politics and the U.S.-Egypt relationship. My full testimony is available here; below are some...

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Election 2020: Challenges and Opportunities for US Policy in the Middle East

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/sites/default/files/2020-09/Egypt.pdf The Middle East is going through one of the most unstable periods in its recent history. This instability goes well beyond the current triple crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, the related economic contraction, and the collapse of energy prices. Each...

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A Red Line for the Blue Homeland? The Maritime Border Demarcation Agreement between Greece and Egypt

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Gallia Lindenstrauss and Ofir Winter Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypt-greece-agreement/ The maritime border demarcation agreement between Greece and Egypt signed on August 6, 2020 represents a direct counter-response to the maritime border demarcation agreement between Turkey and the Government of National...

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Gridlock as GERD talks continue

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-constitutional-committee-talks-highlight-syrias-spiraling-covid-crisis This week sees the latest of an apparently interminable set of meetings between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). This round is part of an initiative sponsored by the...

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Normalization Is Making Cairo Uncomfortable

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/normalization-is-making-cairo-uncomfortable The UAE’s deal with Israel may render Egypt a junior partner in future peace diplomacy, aggravating its existing frustration over years of financial dependence on the small Gulf state and a string of foreign policy...

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The dimming prospects for GERD talks

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-lebanons-moment-reckoning During the long-drawn-out negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Sudan has traditionally been perceived as the most easy-going of the parties, as compared to Egypt and Ethiopia. However, apparently there are limits to even the...

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The controversy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Source: Brookings Author(s): John Mukum Mbaku Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2020/08/05/the-controversy-over-the-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam/ Recently, the tensions among Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile have escalated, particularly after Ethiopia announced that it had started filling the GERD’s...

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Fact Sheet – What Does an Annual $1.3 Billion in Military Assistance to Egypt Buy American Taxpayers?

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Project on Middle East Democracy Original Link: https://pomed.org/fact-sheet-what-does-an-annual-1-3-billion-in-military-assistance-to-egypt-buy-american-taxpayers/ Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its foreign affairs appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes $1.3 billion in foreign military financing to...

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and Egypt’s Military Options

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles W. Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-and-egypts-military-options Just a month after Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry seemed to raise the possibility of military action to counter the threat to Egypt posed by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, or GERD, President...

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Renaissance Dam Negotiations .. from A to Z

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Al-Mofti Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/renaissance-dam-negotiations-from-a-to-z/ The negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have gone through nine stages from 1995 to 23 July 2020. This article will address the nine phases comprehensively but at the same time briefly,.. Read more at original link

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