Egyptian Foreign Policy in Libya, Dilemmas and Likely Review

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-foreign-policy-in-libya-dilemmas-and-likely-review/ In light of the recent developments of the Libyan crisis, which traces back to 2014, and the inability of Khalifa Haftar that the current Egyptian regime and its regional allies have been backing, to resolve the crisis by military...

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Egypt’s sizeable informal economy complicates its pandemic response

Source:  Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/blog/egypts-sizeable-informal-economy-complicates-its-pandemic-response Trying to gauge the effects of the pandemic on Egypt’s economy is like watching a pipe slowly drip water on the ceiling. You have no way of knowing how bad it’s going to be, but you can tell it’s bad news and getting worse by the day. Read

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Egypt’s Copts and Politics: Determinants and Developments

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Almuneir Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-copts-and-politics-determinants-and-developments/ Although Egypt’s Copts are considered an important component of the Egyptian society, however, many problems have often surfaced regarding the status of the Copts within the State and even within the Egyptian society itself. These...

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Egypt’s path forward from the pandemic’s economic fallout

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mohammed Soliman Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/egypts-path-forward-pandemics-economic-fallout Today marks almost three months of a global shutdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces a double whammy from the resulting economic fallout and the sharp decline...

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Is Cairo Going to War?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/82130 In light of this, Sayigh was asked by a journalist to comment on the warning by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on June 20 that Egyptian forces would intervene in Libya if Turkish-backed forces of the Government of National Accord crossed the Sirte-Jufra frontline. His answers are reproduced...

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Libya’s crisis is a tough puzzle to solve for Egypt

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentince Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/libyas-crisis-is-a-tough-puzzle-to-solve-for-egypt/ The new Turkish assertiveness in Libya and Libya National Army (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar’s strategic retreat from the Western part of the country have created a new equilibrium in the conflict. This is...

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Egypt political settlement bet. regime’s fears and opponents’ duties

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Asmaa Shokr Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-political-settlement-bet-regimes-fears-and-opponents-duties/ Egypt has been experiencing an unprecedented political crisis since the July 3-2013 coup, which has led many politicians, academics, and party leaders in recent years to present initiatives and proposals to solve the crisis...

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Water Conflict Between Egypt and Ethiopia: A Defining Moment for Both Countries

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/water-conflict-between-egypt-and-ethiopia-a-defining-moment-for-both-countries/ On June 9, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan resumed talks over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which have been stalled since February. The new round of talks, held virtually due to COVID-19...

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The Egypt-Sudan Border: A Story of Unfulfilled Promise

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/06/11/egypt-sudan-border-story-of-unfulfilled-promise-pub-81995 Along the Egypt-Sudan border, tensions have been rising for several decades despite limited efforts at cooperation. Both countries need to reexamine their border policies to prevent further escalation. Read more at original link

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Roundtable: Middle East Strained by COVID-19, But Not Transformed

Source: The Century Foundation Author(s): DANIEL BENAIM, THANASSIS CAMBANIS, DINA ESFANDIARY, MICHAEL WAHID HANNA, ARON LUND AND DAHLIA SCHEINDLIN Original Link:  https://tcf.org/content/report/roundtable-middle-east-strained-covid-19-not-transformed/ The COVID-19 pandemic represents the greatest threat to global public health in over a century. Its considerable impact is also being felt on...

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