MEPP 2018 – 3rd & 4th Quarter Analysis

During the fourth quarter of 2018, 44 papers were published by 16 think tanks. This is three below par to the number of papers published in the third quarter by 14 institutions. Papers from the fourth quarter mostly dealt with topics such as civil society, military, economy, security, judicial affairs, human rights, Islamic institutions and

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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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‘So much damage has been done’: Court acquits 43 defendants of all charges in NGO foreign funding case

Source: Madamasr Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/12/20/feature/politics/so-much-damage-has-been-done-court-acquits-43-defendants-of-all-charges-in-ngo-foreign-funding-case/ A Cairo court acquitted on Thursday 43 defendants tried as part of the NGO foreign funding case, overturning a June 2013 sentence convicting them of operating unlicensed NGOs and receiving foreign...

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Egypt Acquits Foreign NGO Workers. What Does This Mean For U.S.-Egypt Relations?

Source: Carnegie  Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2018/12/20/egypt-acquits-foreign-ngo-workers.-what-does-this-mean-for-u.s.-egypt-relations-pub-78018 A source of long-standing tension between Egypt and the United States came to a close with the December 20 acquittal of more than forty Egyptians, Americans, and others convicted in 2013 of carrying out...

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TIMEP Brief: Cybercrime Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy  Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/cybercrime-law-brief/ The Cybercrime Law went into effect after it was ratified by President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi and published in the Official Gazette edition dated August 14, 2018. Previously, the cabinet had approved the draft law and referred it to the House of...

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Mixed news for Egypt in 2018

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/2018-year-review-conflicts-khashoggi-and-maximum-pressure Despite consistent attempts by analysts to describe Egypt in dichotomous terms, either singing praises or levelling accusations, the country refuses to play along with simplistic assessments. The year has been a mixed ripple of...

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Right to Housing in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-right-to-housing-in-egypt/ The right to housing in Egypt has been marred by issues of access to adequate housing, with at least , as well as forced eviction, at the hands of both the government and other citizens. Reports of inadequate access to services in areas...

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General Mobilization

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Perry Cammack Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/77948 A divided government with ballooning defense budgets pursuing a nationalist agenda. A president responding to growing public distrust by wrapping himself in the military’s popular legitimacy. The militarization of the upper echelons of decisionmaking. This describes Egypt under President ‘Abdel-Fattah...

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Report – Prayers Unanswered: Assessing the Impact of Egypt’s 2016 Church Construction Law

Source: POMED Author(s): Mahmoud Farouk, Amy Hawthorne, Ahmed Rizk Original Link: https://pomed.org/report-prayers-unanswered-assessing-the-impact-of-egypts-2016-church-construction-law/ Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has promised to improve the situation of the country’s Christians, who by many estimates constitute about ten percent of the population and face pervasive discrimination...

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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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UN: Act on Reprisals by Egypt

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://cihrs.org/un-act-on-reprisals-by-egypt/?lang=en The United Nations should ensure an urgent and robust system-wide response to credible reports that the Egyptian authorities have attacked people who engaged with the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, six human rights organizations said today. The UN...

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