Combatting injustice from abroad: the diaspora’s role in transitional justice in Egypt

Source: Brookings Author(s): Ahmed Mefreh Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/combatting-injustice-from-abroad-the-diasporas-role-in-transitional-justice-in-egypt/ The Egyptian diaspora community has increasingly become the first line of defense for victims of human rights violations in Egypt. Since a state-led transitional justice process is not possible in the present context...

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Cairo’s Concerns About a Biden Presidency

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/cairos-concerns-about-a-biden-presidency Egyptian leaders fear that his administration will openly confront them on human rights and enable an Islamist resurgence, but the outlook is brighter for engagement on Turkey, Israel, and other issues. Read more at...

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Monday Briefing: The reverberations of the US election in the Middle East

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-reverberations-us-election-middle-east It isn’t much of a secret that Egypt’s government probably would have preferred President Donald Trump to remain in the White House for another four years. Relations under former President Barack Obama were stiltingly formal and not helped...

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Will Egypt Send Troops to Libya?

Source: The Jamestown Foundation Author(s): Michael Horton Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/will-egypt-send-troops-to-libya/ On July 20, the Egyptian Parliament authorized the deployment of Egyptian armed forces outside of the country. The bill made no mention of Libya (Arab News, July 21). Nonetheless, the authorization serves as a proverbial shot across the bow for Turkey and...

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In Search of Balance: Egypt and the Great Powers

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Nael Shama Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/search-balance-egypt-and-great-powers-27407 In his recently-published memoirs, Egypt’s former foreign minister, Nabil Fahmy, painted a clear picture of the prevalent mood inside Egypt’s ruling establishment concerning the country’s stance towards great...

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Egypt’s Prospects as an Energy Export Hub Across Three Continents

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Michaël Tanchum Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/egypts-prospects-energy-export-hub-across-three-continents-27408 Egypt is on the threshold of becoming a natural gas and electricity export hub, a development which, if it materializes, carries the potential to radically reconfigure the pattern of...

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A Two-Pronged Egyptian Strategy To Deal with the Libyan Chaos

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/two-pronged-egyptian-strategy-deal-libyan-chaos-27488 The drums of war being beaten by Egyptian President ʿAbdel Fattah al-Sisi in June 2020 ‒ in response to the Government of National Accord (GNA) forces’ advance on the Sirte-Jufra frontline...

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The Nile Conflict and Egypt’s Failed Power Projection

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Stephan Roll Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/nile-conflict-and-egypts-failed-power-projection-27406 The Nile River conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia still appears to be at an impasse. But even if an agreement is reached on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)...

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Egypt-Gulf Powers: Partners or Competitors?

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Gawdat Bahgat Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/egypt-gulf-powers-partners-or-competitors-27402 One of the key developments in the Middle East in the last few decades has been the growing alliance between Egypt and some of the Gulf Cooperation Council states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman...

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Shifting Priorities: The Evolution of Egypt’s Foreign Policy

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/shifting-priorities-evolution-egypts-foreign-policy-27409 Analysing the evolving trajectories in contemporary Egyptian foreign policy is not simple for several reasons related to its history, the cultural importance in the Arab and Muslim world...

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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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