Lifting Subsidy & the Question of Social Justice in Egypt

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Ahmed Abbas Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/lifting-subsidy-the-question-of-social-justice-in-egypt/ In 2014, Egypt started execution of a plan to remove subsidies on energy sources, targeting achievement of savings that assumingly would be directed to supporting the poor and marginalized classes, as a substitute of commodity...

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The looming water crisis in Egypt and beyond

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/multimedia/podcast/looming-water-crisis-egypt-and-beyond Water scarcity is a global concern that disproportionately affects the Middle East. Mirette Mabrouk, director of MEI’s Egypt program, joins host Alistair Taylor to discuss steps Egypt has taken to manage its own water resources, and what more...

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Recent Official Figures Suggest That 32 Percent of Egyptians Live in Poverty. What Are the Likely Impacts of This?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michael Young, Osama Diab, Beesan Kassab, Amr Adly, Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79687 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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The Chinese Development Model: A Cure for Egyptian Woes?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Doron Ella Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-chinese-development-model-a-cure-for-egyptian-woes/ As Egypt formulates and implements its economic reform program, its official discourse refers to China with increasing frequency as a supreme positive example. “The Chinese development model” – as it...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – July

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-july/ During July, ISIS local affiliate, ‘Sinai Province’, slaughtered four citizens in the vicinity of North Sinai’s Bir al-Abed on charges of communicating with the Egyptian army and police forces. The question that arises is: Has the...

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Positive Economic Growth in Egypt Belies Mounting Problems

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/positive-economic-growth-in-egypt-belies-mounting-problems/ Egypt has received high marks from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for carrying out a series of difficult economic reforms and for its success as an emerging market. However, such positive trends mask a deeply...

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The National Cancer Institute was in crisis long before the car bomb attack

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Mostafa Mohie Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/08/20/feature/society/the-national-cancer-institute-was-in-crisis-long-before-the-car-bomb-attack/ Cairo University President Mohamed al-Khosht announced on Sunday that the National Cancer Institute has resumed full operations two weeks after it was damaged in a deadly car bomb explosion that left 22 dead and...

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On Sisi’s Address at Military Academies Ceremony

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/on-sisis-address-at-military-academies-ceremony/ During July 2019, there were several developments within the Egyptian military institution, most notably the graduation ceremony of a new batch of cadets of Egypt’s military academies and the Armed Forces Technical Institute at the Military...

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Egypt’s Economy: Neither Collapsing nor Thriving

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-economy-neither-collapsing-nor-thriving/ Earlier this summer, a pair of articles in Foreign Policy were published offering seemingly diametrically opposed views on Egypt’s economy. Yehia Hamed, investment minister under the late president Muhammad...

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Egypt Takes Another Step Toward China

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein   Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypt-takes-another-step-toward-china On August 5, Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese company Hutchison Ports to establish a Mediterranean container terminal in Abu Qir. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi himself attended the signing ceremony...

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The protection of competition: A suspended verdict

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hadeer El-Mahdawy Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/08/18/feature/economy/the-protection-of-competition-a-suspended-verdict/ On May 1, the courier service Glovo unexpectedly announced that it will suspend operations in both Egypt and Chile — one day after the company received 150 million euros from investors and venture capital funds.  The...

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Egypt’s Online Repression Thwarts Both Growth and Democracy

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-online-repression-thwarts-both-growth-and-democracy/ After outlawing protests and slowly dominating traditional media, the Egyptian state has embarked upon a multipronged strategy aimed at completely controlling and curtailing digital spaces...

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