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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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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Militants scouted Batal 14 checkpoint ahead of attack | Death toll in Jourra reaches 5 | Union of Sinai Tribe announces killing Province of Sinai leader | Arish: Longer gas station hours

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/06/10/feature/politics/militants-scouted-batal-14-checkpoint-ahead-of-attack-death-toll-in-jourra-reaches-5-union-of-sinai-tribe-announces-killing-province-of-sinai-leader-arish-longer-gas-station-hours/ The attack on the Batal 14 checkpoint in the Arish village of al-Seel, which left at least 10 police personnel...

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Egypt Should Adopt Active Neutrality Toward the Sudanese Revolution

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Bilal Almasry Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/egypt-should-adopt-active-neutrality-toward-the-sudanese-revolution [Description] (make sure you only post 100- 200 word excerpt of paper & follow with a “read more at original link”) Read more at original link

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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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Development of the military situation in Sinai – April

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-april/ During April 2019, the curfew imposed on North Sinai was maintained, and the staff of the Education Administration and the North Sinai Education Directorate were forced to participate in the referendum on constitutional amendments. At...

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Egypt and the Arab NATO: An Israeli Vision

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Abu Saada Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-and-the-arab-nato-an-israeli-vision/ Egypt has reportedly decided to pull out of the U.S. effort to forge an “Arab NATO” with key Arab allies, known as Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA) – intended to work against Iran. The Hebrew press has been very interested in the Egyptian...

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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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Egypt’s Invisible Executions

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/78998 On the February 20, Egyptian authorities carried out the executions of nine defendants accused of assassinating Egyptian General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat, prompting international accusations that their trials were unfair and that torture was used to extract confessions. The Egyptian government...

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Operations Against Hasm Continue but Security Forces Still Face Challenges

Source: Jamestown Author(s): Muhammad Mansour Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/operations-against-hasm-continue-but-security-forces-still-face-challenges/ Egyptian security forces killed seven alleged Hasm militants in a shootout that left one police officer wounded in Giza province, according to a statement made by the Ministry of Interior on March 7. [1] This latest incident...

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After the Islamic State, Renewed Urgency for Religious Reform

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Dina Al Riffie Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/after-the-islamic-state-renewed-urgency-for-religious-reform The recent declaration of the Islamic State (IS) territorial defeat in Syria has refocused the debate on how to achieve an enduring peace based on successful counterextremism initiatives. This raises a...

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