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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The coronavirus crisis highlights the unique challenges of North African countries

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Karim Mezran, Alessia Melcangi, Emily Burchfield, and Zineb Riboua Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-coronavirus-crisis-highlights-the-unique-challenges-of-north-african-countries/ The countries of North Africa constitute a heterogeneous group from practically every point of view, from their political systems to their...

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Sisi and Erdogan Are Accomplices of the Coronavirus

Source: Council on Foreign Relations (first published on Foreign Policy) Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/article/sisi-and-erdogan-are-accomplices-coronavirus By killing the Middle East’s sense of community, the region’s dictators have helped the pandemic on its death march. Read more at original link

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Egypt-Turkey Strained Relations: Implications for Regional Security

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s):  Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypt-turkey-strained-relations-implications-for-regional-security/ Recent media reports highlighted Egypt’s attempt to form a regional security coalition against Turkey. This is the latest episode in the strained and tense relations between the two countries that have had a...

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While GERD’s Reservoir Remains Empty, Tensions Rise in Dam Dispute

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/while-gerds-reservoir-remains-empty-tensions-rise-in-dam-dispute/ This past week, Ethiopia opted to skip what was billed as the final round of talks in Washington to resolve the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Resolving the dispute over...

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Upholding values abroad: Europe’s balancing act in Egypt

Source: European Council on Foreign Relations Author(s): Kelly Petillo Original Link:  https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_upholding_values_abroad_europes_balancing_act_in_egypt The plight of Egyptian student George Zaki has stirred concern in his temporary home of Italy and elsewhere in Europe. Zaki was arrested and allegedly tortured at Cairo airport on 7 February upon his return from...

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