Saudi-Emirati-Egyptian Alliance Steering US Middle East Policy

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles W. Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/saudi-emirati-egyptian-alliance-steering-us-middle-east-policy/ The landscape of regional politics in the Middle East is in many ways more fluid than ever before, brought on, in large measure, by disorganized policymaking in Washington. Former President Barack Obama started the...

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Triangle of Egypt, Hamas, and Israel Relations

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Dr. Adnan Abu Amer Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/triangle-of-egypt-hamas-and-israel-relations/ Several months after the Egypt-brokered humanitarian understandings between Hamas and Israel, there is growing talk in Israel that the Egyptian mediation between Israel and Hamas in Gaza serves Israel’s strategic objectives in the Gaza...

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The tragedy of Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Shadi Hamid Original Link:  https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/06/mohamed-morsi-and-end-egyptian-democracy/591982/ https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/06/19/the-tragedy-of-egypts-mohamed-morsi/ Mohamed Morsi’s life, especially his later life, was the product of a series of accidents. When I first met him, he was a senior but...

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Sinai Under Israeli Bombardment with Sisi’s Consent

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-under-israeli-bombardment-with-sisis-consent/ The Egyptian regime under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has allowed the Israeli air force to carry out aerial survey, reconnaissance, and bombardments in the Sinai Peninsula. In August 2013, the Associated Press reported that the Israeli drones...

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Sudan’s Military: Following Egypt’s Playbook?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/sudans-military-following-egypts-playbook/ The recent violent crackdown on demonstrators in Khartoum by Sudan’s military and its suspension of talks with the civilian protest leadership have many parallels with Egypt’s tumultuous summer of 2013. It is also probably not a...

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The Gulf Divided: The Impact of the Qatar Crisis

Source: Chatham House Author(s): Jane Kinninmont Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/publications/research/2019-05-30-Gulf%20Crisis_0.pdf By early 2019 the rupture within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)1 stemming from the boycott of Qatar by four Arab states appeared to be well entrenched as a new feature of Middle East politics. The crisis erupted in June 2017...

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If You Are Afraid for Your Lives, Leave Sinai!

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/05/28/if-you-are-afraid-your-lives-leave-sinai/egyptian-security-forces-and-isis Since 2011, the Egyptian military and police have battled ISIS-affiliated militants in North Sinai governorate. Sparsely populated, and with roughly half-a-million residents, this northern part of the Sinai...

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The UAE’s War on the Muslim Brotherhood

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Muhammad Abdalsattar Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/the-uaes-war-on-the-muslim-brotherhood/ In November 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) declared the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) – including its local affiliate- as a terrorist group (El-Gamal, 2014). The relationship between the UAE and MB (or its Emirati branch: al-Islah) dates...

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Secular-Islamist Teamwork: Questions for Rabab El Mahdi

Source: The Century Foundation Author(s): Rabab El-Mahdi Original Link: https://tcf.org/content/report/secular-islamist-teamwork-questions-rabab-el-mahdi/ Thanassis Cambanis: Your experience in the Egyptian presidential campaign of 2012 seems like it’s still relevant today, because it’s one of the only examples in contemporary politics where leftists and Communists partnered up with a...

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Blacklisting the Muslim Brotherhood: What to Know

Source: Council on Foreign Relations Author(s): Zachary Laub Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/article/blacklisting-muslim-brotherhood-what-know U.S. President Donald J. Trump is urging the State Department to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization (FTO), returning to an idea his administration floated in 2017. The renewed interest follows the recent White House...

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What Impact Would U.S. Designation of the Muslim Brotherhood As A Terrorist Organization Have?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michael Young, Shadi Hamid, Nervana Mahmoud, Alison Pargeter, and Marc Lynch Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79067 A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security. Read more at original link

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Egypt, Iran and the Current Escalation in the Gaza Strip

Source: Foundation for Defense of Democracies Author(s): Jacob Nagel Original Link: https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/05/05/egypt-iran-and-the-current-escalation-in-the-gaza-strip/ The current round of conflict between Israel and militant groups in Gaza did not occur because of a lack of mediation. It occurred in spite of such efforts. The current rocket barrages began last week when the...

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