The European response to the Morsi death sentence

Source: Al Jazeera Centre For Studies Author(s): Heinrich Matthee Original Link: http://studies.aljazeera.net/en/reports/2015/06/2015616121215668304.html Abstract Like other political events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), such as the Arab Spring, Egypt’s handling of issues concerning the rule of law, civil society, human rights and democratic transition continues to provide a real...

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Germany Welcomes Egypt’s Sisi

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Judy Dempsey Original Link: http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/60260 For many months, Egypt’s top diplomats have been trying to persuade Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, to invite Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Berlin. And for many months, Merkel refused. She insisted that Egypt should first hold parliamentary elections. Elections...

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Egypt’s Short and Long-Term Challenges

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Paul Salem Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/at/egypts-short-and-long-term-challenges In the year since being elected to the presidency, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has consolidated a ruling coalition, restored economic growth, and brought back considerable stability to the country after four years of turmoil. But this has come with a harsh crackdown...

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Rebuilding the U.S.-Egyptian Strategic Relationship

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Anthony C. Zinni Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/at/rebuilding-us-egyptian-strategic-relationship President Obama’s decision to lift the freeze on delivery of military aid to Egypt was the right thing to do to shore up a key strategic alliance in a region where risks to U.S. security are multiplying rapidly. The United States needs Egypt’s...

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Obama administration to Sisi: Egypt-bound weapons released with caveat

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Tamara Cofman Wittes Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2015/04/06/obama-administration-to-sissi-egypt-bound-weapons-released-with-caveat/ On Tuesday, President Obama called Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and conveyed news of long-brewing decisions in the Obama administration regarding U.S. military aid to Egypt – including the...

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Egypt Responds to the Beheading of Copts by IS in Libya

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egypt-responds-to-the-beheading-of-copts-by-is-in-libya/ Yesterday, Egyptians marked the culmination of the traditional, forty-day period of mourning for the twenty Egyptians and one Ghanaian beheaded by the Islamic State (IS) branch in Tripoli, Libya. Even as religious...

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The Mirage of Egypt’s Regional Role and the Libyan Temptation

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/2015/03/05/mirage-of-egypt-s-regional-role-and-libyan-temptation-pub-59250 Much is being made of signs of a reinvigorated Egyptian foreign policy. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s trips to Moscow in 2014 and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s return visit to Cairo in February 2015, during which...

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Egypt’s Nile Water Policy under Sisi: Security Interests Promote Rapprochement with Ethiopia

Source: German Institute For Security And International Affairs Author(s): Tobias von Lossow, Dr. Stephan Roll Original Link: https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/egypts-nile-water-policy/ Snapshot: Under Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Egypt has moderated its stance in the Nile water dispute with Ethiopia, the most important state upstream. In the conflict over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...

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