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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TIMEP Brief: Terrorist Entities Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-terrorist-entities-law/ The Terrorist Entities Law authorizes the public prosecution to issue both a Terrorist List and a Terrorist Entities List, under which individuals and organizations can be designated as a result of a previous court verdict or as a result of...

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Joint Stakeholder Submission to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review – EGYPT

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP and The Law Society of England & Wales Original Link: https://timep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/UPR-Egypt.pdf As part of a commitment to producing knowledge and analysis on the policies implicating the rule of law in the Middle East, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and the Law Society

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Egypt: The Military Scene in February

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-the-military-scene-in-february/ Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi left Cairo on Thursday, 14 February 2019, heading to Munich, Germany, to participate in the Munich Security Conference 2019. During the conference, Sisi gave a speech focusing on counterterrorism strategies and referring to the...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – Feb.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-feb/   More than one year has passed since the military campaign, codenamed as Operation Sinai-2018, was launched against insurgencies in Sinai, but there is no sign of success, particularly on the security level amid evictions of the...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – Jan.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-jan/ While no more official military communiques on Operation Sinai-2018 have been issued by the military spokesman, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on 8 January 2019 announced (in an interview with a State-owned satellite channel) that...

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Egypt: al-Sisi increasingly powerful, increasingly weak oppositions

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-al-sisi-sempre-piu-potente-opposizioni-sempre-piu-deboli-22358 2019 will be a very important year for Egypt facing old problems and new political challenges. After the clear electoral success of March 2018, which gave Abdel Fattah...

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What Sisi Wants from Sudan

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Khaled Mahmoud Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/78367 On January 27, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir made a surprise visit to Cairo, where he praised Egypt’s support for “Sudanese stability” against widespread protests that have been ongoing since December 19. These demonstrations against Sudan’s deteriorating economic situation are calling for...

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TIMEP Brief: Uber and Careem Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-uber-and-careem-law/ The Law Regulating Road Transport Services Using Information Technology (popularly known as the Uber and Careem Law, after two of the companies most affected by it) regulates ride-sharing companies in Egypt such as Uber and Careem and...

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The Middle East Strategic Alliance Has a Long Way To Go

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yasmine Farouk Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/02/08/middle-east-strategic-alliance-has-long-way-to-go-pub-78317 The Arab world needs a collective security architecture. The U.S. project of a Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA) could in theory be a step forward, especially as it links military security to political and economic security. But so...

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Superficial Gains, but No Lasting Success in Sinai 2018

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amer Mohamad Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/superficial-gains-but-no-lasting-success-in-sinai-2018/ On February 9 last year, the Egyptian military spokesman announced the launch of “Comprehensive Military Operation Sinai 2018.” The operation, which involved the army, navy, air force, border patrol, and police...

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TIMEP Brief: The Terrorist Funds Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-the-terrorist-funds-law/ The Terrorist Funds Law lays out the legal process for the seizure of the assets of terrorist organizations and terrorists and creates a committee of a judicial nature, made up of seven judges from the courts of appeal, to undertake an...

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