Egyptian Foreign Policy in Libya, Dilemmas and Likely Review

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-foreign-policy-in-libya-dilemmas-and-likely-review/ In light of the recent developments of the Libyan crisis, which traces back to 2014, and the inability of Khalifa Haftar that the current Egyptian regime and its regional allies have been backing, to resolve the crisis by military...

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Is Cairo Going to War?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/82130 In light of this, Sayigh was asked by a journalist to comment on the warning by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on June 20 that Egyptian forces would intervene in Libya if Turkish-backed forces of the Government of National Accord crossed the Sirte-Jufra frontline. His answers are reproduced...

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Libya’s crisis is a tough puzzle to solve for Egypt

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentince Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/libyas-crisis-is-a-tough-puzzle-to-solve-for-egypt/ The new Turkish assertiveness in Libya and Libya National Army (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar’s strategic retreat from the Western part of the country have created a new equilibrium in the conflict. This is...

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Water Conflict Between Egypt and Ethiopia: A Defining Moment for Both Countries

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/water-conflict-between-egypt-and-ethiopia-a-defining-moment-for-both-countries/ On June 9, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan resumed talks over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which have been stalled since February. The new round of talks, held virtually due to COVID-19...

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The Egypt-Sudan Border: A Story of Unfulfilled Promise

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/06/11/egypt-sudan-border-story-of-unfulfilled-promise-pub-81995 Along the Egypt-Sudan border, tensions have been rising for several decades despite limited efforts at cooperation. Both countries need to reexamine their border policies to prevent further escalation. Read more at original link

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Egypt Media in International Indices and Reports (2020)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Khaled Ashour Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-media-in-international-indices-and-reports-2020/   This report addresses the situation of the press, media, and freedom of expression in Egypt a year before issuance of the 2020 World Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in April 2020. The report reviews the index’s...

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UAE & Dimensions of Incursion into Egypt Education Sector

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/uae-dimensions-of-incursion-into-egypt-education-sector/ The past few years have witnessed expansion of the UAE investments in vital Egyptian economic sectors such as medicines, private hospitals, medical analysis labs, telecommunications, maritime transport, and ports. The most...

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Limits of Saudi, UAE Support to Egypt after Coronavirus

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Almuneir Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/limits-of-saudi-uae-support-to-egypt-after-coronavirus/ The impact of Covid-19 pandemic is still unfolding worldwide, affecting most of world economies and reflecting on all walks of life, particularly the political and social ones. Within the political framework, it is significant to...

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Report – U.S. Security Assistance to Egypt: Examining the Return on Investment

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): William D. Hartung and Seth Binder Original Link:  https://pomed.org/report-u-s-security-assistance-to-egypt-examining-the-return-on-investment/ In a new report jointly published by POMED and the Center for International Policy (CIP), “U.S. Security Assistance to Egypt: Examining the Return on Investment,” coauthors Seth Binder of POMED...

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Egypt and the Gulf: Allies and Rivals

Source: Chatham House Author(s): David Butter Original Link:  https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/egypt-and-gulf-allies-and-rivals There is and will continue to be an edge of rivalry in Egypt’s relations with the dominant Gulf Arab powers. This paper will focus primarily on the Egypt–Gulf relationship during the Sisi era. Read more at original link

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Renaissance Dam – The Question of War and Negotiation

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Essam Abdel Shafy Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/renaissance-dam-the-question-of-war-and-negotiation/ Amid accelerated developments in the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), against the backdrop of negotiation rounds held under the auspices of the United States during the period from December 2019 to February 2020...

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Whither the MFO? The US presence in Sinai has seen its best days

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Geoffrey Aronson Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/whither-mfo-us-presence-sinai-has-seen-its-best-days The Sinai-based Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) will soon celebrate its 41st anniversary. Like most of what the MFO does, recognition will be low key and understated. The MFO has always operated under the radar, but this may...

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