The British U-Turn on Egypt

Source: Egyptian Institute For Studies Author(s): Amr Darrag Original Link: http://en.eipss-eg.org/the-british-u-turn-on-egypt/ The British U-Turn on Egypt In the past few weeks, British officials have made statements and moves which have mostly lent strong support to the current Egyptian regime – and ones which ignore the growing violations, perpetrated constantly and methodologically, by the...

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Factbox: Egypt and North Korea

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Margaret Suter Original Link: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/factbox-egypt-and-north-korea On September 12, during a visit to Seoul, South Korea, Egypt’s Defense Minister reportedly announced that Egypt would be severing military ties with the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea. The alleged announcement and subsequent speculation...

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U.S. Aid to Egypt Should Hinge on Rule of Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Brad Youngblood Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/u-s-aid-to-egypt-should-hinge-on-rule-of-law/ The United States Department of State announced three weeks ago that it would withhold $95.7 million in aid from Egypt and delay a further $195 million because of the country’s lack of respect for human rights. This...

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Egypt, Russia: Defenders of Friendship

Source: Egyptian Institute For Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: http://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-russia-defenders-of-friendship/ Introduction Since the military coup in Egypt on July 3, 2013, the Egyptian-Russian relations have witnessed remarkable convergence on the political, military, and economic levels. Militarily, Russia has become a significant source for arming the Egyptian...

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What Does the Future Hold for U.S.-Egyptian Relations?

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Michael Young Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/73010 The presidents of Egypt and the United States are a match made in the hell of activists’ nightmares—thin-skinned, authoritarian populists who gain political traction from a “war on terrorism” that, to their followers, justifies a myriad of abuses. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, a general turned...

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Al-Sisi, Africa and Egypt’s Foreign Priorities

Source: Egyptian Institute For Studies Author(s): Badr Shafei Original Link: http://en.eipss-eg.org/al-sisi-africa-and-egypts-foreign-priorities/ Al-Sisi’s recent visit to four African countries, namely, Rwanda, Tanzania, Gabon and Chad, has raised questions not only about its timing and significance, but also about its desired goals, whether declared or undeclared, and to what extent the...

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Egypt Softens Tone in U.S. Relations

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Dalia Rabie Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egypt-softens-tone-in-u-s-relations/ Prior to President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi’s first visit to the White House in April, it was reported that his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, sought to “reboot” the countries’ bilateral relations. It wasn’t long before Egypt’s media...

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The Tragic Tale of Egypt’s Decline: Is It Also the Story of America’s Future?

Source: Council On Foreign Relations Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/tragic-tale-egypts-decline-it-also-story-americas-future This article was originally published here on Salon.com on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Alexandria, Egypt’s second city, was once a cosmopolitan place. Nestled in the eastern Mediterranean at the corner of Africa and the Levant, it...

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SPECIAL BRIEFING: Developments in U.S.-Egypt Aid Relationship

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Unknown Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/special-briefing-developments-in-u-s-egypt-aid-relationship/ RECENT DEVELOPMENTS UPDATE, September 7, 2017: On September 6, the office of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), vice-chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, issued a summary of the Senate’s State, Foreign Operations, and...

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Libya Crisis bet. Paris initiative & Cairo role

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Khaled Fouad Original Link: http://en.eipss-eg.org/libya-crisis-bet-paris-initiative-cairo-role/ Introduction The French initiative is an attempt to find a political solution to the Libyan crisis based on the facts on the ground amid sharp differences between Libyan political leaders on the one hand and armed factions on the other. Also, the...

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Tiran and Sanafir: Developments, Dynamics, and Implications

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Unknown Original Link: https://timep.org/special-reports/tiran-and-sanafir-developments-dynamics-and-implications/ Summary: On June 24, 2017, President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi officially signed into effect the controversial Tiran and Sanafir agreement, giving Saudi Arabia sovereignty over the two Red Sea islands at the mouth of the...

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Israel’s Empty Embassy in Cairo

Source: The Institute For National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter Original Link: http://www.inss.org.il/publication/israels-empty-embassy-cairo/ Since the normalization of relations between Israel and Egypt, the only time that the Israeli presence in Cairo was cut off completely came in late 2016, when the Israeli ambassador and his staff returned to Israel due to security warnings...

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