Lost Capital: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Neoliberal Transformation

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Wael Gamal Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/2019/02/01/lost-capital-egyptian-muslim-brotherhood-s-neoliberal-transformation-pub-78271 In an October 2011 interview, Hassan Malek, a leading Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood businessman, emphasized that the Islamist group was friendly to business. Its main problem with the economic policies of former president Hosni...

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Midterm Assessment: Egypt

Source: Foundation for Defense of Democracies Author(s): Jonathan Schanzer Original Link: https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/01/31/midterm-assessment-egypt/ The Trump administration has adopted a policy of restoring America’s strategic partnership with Egypt after five tense years under the previous administration, which did not support the 2013 military coup that toppled the Muslim...

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Giza Bus Attack Threatens Egypt’s Security

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Muhammad Mansour Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/giza-bus-attack-threatens-egypts-security/ Egyptian security forces killed 40 militants in a shoot- out during an operation that targeted three strongholds in Giza province and North Sinai on December 29. A statement by the ministry of interior stated...

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World Report 2019 | Events of 2018

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/egypt Since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured a second term in a largely unfree and unfair presidential election in March, his security forces have escalated a campaign of intimidation, violence, and arrests against political opponents, civil society activists...

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After CBS Interview: To What Extent Was Sisi Affected?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Monitoring and Documentation Unit at EIS Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/after-cbs-interview-to-what-extent-was-sisi-affected/   General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s interview with CBS TV network, which was broadcast via the famous “60 Minutes” program on 6 January 2019, has sparked a wide-range debate, especially after the US network had...

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The Sinai Security Scene in November

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoneim Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/the-sinai-security-scene-in-november/ Operation Sinai 2018 has continued in North Sinai, increasing the suffering of citizens with respect to the high rates of unemployment and poverty, which is not in favor of the Egyptian regime as it creates the appropriate circumstances for likely...

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Operation Sinai 2018: Practices and Implications

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoneim Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/operation-sinai-2018-practices-and-implications/ “… and use all brute force, all brute force.” – With these words Sisi concluded his orders to the Chief of Staff of the Egyptian army on November 29, 2017 for restoring security in the Sinai. On commemoration of the birth of Prophet...

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Power Politics or Principle?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Nathan J. Brown and and Cassia Bardos Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/77928 After publicly squabbling over divorce law and religious language, Egypt’s presidency and its leading Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, have moved their clash to a much more arcane level. Today, they disagree over how much society is threatened by debating the authenticity...

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Al-Azhar’s Role in Freedom of Belief in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Islam Barakat Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/al-azhars-role-in-freedom-of-belief-in-egypt/ “Today, there is no freedom, especially the freedom of religion. The Ministry of Religious Endowments will not allow unlicensed preachers to give sermons at mosques. We are the sole competent authority to decide on this...

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Sisi’s Ambitions in Libya

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Khaled Mahmoud Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/77847   On October 23, Egyptian-mediated talks between the Libyan National Army (LNA)—the military faction led by Khalifa Haftar and which controls most of Eastern Libya—and the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli fell apart once again. These negotiations...

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Jihadiist Situation in Egypt after Jan. Revolution

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Mawlana Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/jihadiist-situation-in-egypt-after-jan-revolution/ While the first episode of this study discussed the jihadist movement prior to the January Revolution (2011), this second episode addresses the jihadist situation in Egypt since the January Revolution up to the military coup on 3 July 2013...

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Gaza flare-up threatens Egyptian-led negotiations

Source: Middle East Institute  Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/gaza-flare-threatens-egyptian-led-negotiations-weekly-briefing Almost a year of tentative truce-building by Egypt and the UN was given a sharp kick in the teeth on Sunday when an Israeli covert operation in the Gaza Strip went wrong, leading to an exchange of gunfire between Israeli...

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