Sisi, the Coptic Church, and Mutual Deals

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Almuneir Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/sisi-the-coptic-church-and-mutual-deals/ This article seeks to answer the question: What has the Coptic Church got in return for its support to Sisi and his regime? It also explores the impact of this deal on the Egyptian Copts and on the entire Egyptian people? Read more at original...

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When Private Isn’t Private: The Blurred Lines of Regime-Owned Enterprises in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/when-private-isnt-private-the-blurred-lines-of-regime-owned-enterprises-in-egypt/ Once again, Egypt has received financing from the IMF, and once again the IMF has pledged that funding will contribute to a reform program designed to lead to inclusive private...

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Disinformation Campaign Targets Rape Victim and Witnesses in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/disinformation-campaign-targets-rape-victim-and-witnesses-in-egypt/ Egypt’s sexual assault reckoning intensified at the end of August when witnesses and campaigners involved in bringing to light a horrific gang-rape were arrested and smeared. Private...

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Rethinking Egypt’s Economy

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk, Samer Atallah, Sherif Kamel, Sarah El Battouty, Deborah Lehr, Yasser Elnaggar, Abla Abdel-Latif Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/rethinking-egypts-economy Egypt is not alone in having been knocked into a pit by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will have to dig itself out on its own. However, if Egypt is...

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Will the lights stay on in Egypt?

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Hisham Fahmy Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/will-lights-stay-egypt In the blistering summer of 2014, Egyptians were facing spontaneous electricity blackouts for up to six hours a day, waiting hours in gas station lines often long enough to stretch across entire neighborhoods, and enduring hundreds of terrorist attacks...

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Egypt: A Reading of the ‘Galabiya Protests’

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Asmaa Shokr Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-a-reading-of-the-galabiya-protests/ The public opinion, both at home and abroad, has recently been preoccupied with the Egyptian issue after a whole week of the demonstrations that erupted in several Egyptian governorates and villages, demanding the departure of Sisi and his regime, due...

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Economic Fallacies in Statements of Egyptian Officials

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Al-Wali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/economic-fallacies-in-statements-of-egyptian-officials/ Egyptian government officials have taken advantage of the regime’s one-voice media to disseminate economic data that are far from reality. Unfortunately, none of the economists is allowed to respond to these false statements via...

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The Road to (In)stability: The Impact of Covid-19 on the Egyptian Economy

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/road-instability-impact-covid-19-egyptian-economy-27495 As in many parts of the world, COVID-19 has brought into sharper relief the structural problems in Egypt’s economy. In many respects, these problems are far from new. Egypt’s economy has had...

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Her Honor Setting the Bar: Fighting for Equality in Egypt’s Judiciary

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Omnia Gadalla Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/her-honor-setting-the-bar-fighting-for-equality-in-egypts-judiciary/ From time to time, the media covers the appointment of Egyptian women judges, celebrating their promotions into the ranks of the judiciary and displaying it as a step towards female empowerment and...

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Egypt: Protests to Set Limits for Gov. Policies

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Wessam Fauad Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-protests-to-set-limits-for-gov-policies/ Egypt had already witnessed a popular movement in September of last year, after Egyptian businessman “Mohamed Ali” on September 20, 2019, called on Egyptians to gather in front of their homes in protest against Sisi’s corrupt regime, under the...

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Will Egypt Send Troops to Libya?

Source: The Jamestown Foundation Author(s): Michael Horton Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/will-egypt-send-troops-to-libya/ On July 20, the Egyptian Parliament authorized the deployment of Egyptian armed forces outside of the country. The bill made no mention of Libya (Arab News, July 21). Nonetheless, the authorization serves as a proverbial shot across the bow for Turkey and...

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In Search of Balance: Egypt and the Great Powers

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Nael Shama Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/search-balance-egypt-and-great-powers-27407 In his recently-published memoirs, Egypt’s former foreign minister, Nabil Fahmy, painted a clear picture of the prevalent mood inside Egypt’s ruling establishment concerning the country’s stance towards great...

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