The dimming prospects for GERD talks

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-lebanons-moment-reckoning During the long-drawn-out negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Sudan has traditionally been perceived as the most easy-going of the parties, as compared to Egypt and Ethiopia. However, apparently there are limits to even the...

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Egypt’s Doctors bet. EMS Weakness and Regime Tyranny

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): El-Sayed Raafat Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-doctors-bet-ems-weakness-and-regime-tyranny/ The coronavirus earthquake has strongly hit the whole world, where its ghost still haunts everyone on a daily basis. The COVID-19 has had many effects on the world so far, including exposure of the flaws and weaknesses of the health...

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Can a Red Zone Country Give a Green Light to Tourism in Sinai?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter, Tomer Fadlon, Yoram Schweitzer Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/sinai-and-coronavirus/ In early July 2020, Egypt opened its borders in an effort to renew international tourism and stimulate its economy, initially in three governorates, including South Sinai. Egypt is not excluding the entry of...

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Health, Politics, and Stability in the Middle East: A COVID-19 Update

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Ali Mokdad, Mohammed Hassan Khalil, and Muhamed Almaliky Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/health-politics-and-stability-in-the-middle-east-a-covid-19-update Three regional health experts explain why countries that avoided the worst of the pandemic early on are now reeling from its spread. Read more at original...

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The controversy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Source: Brookings Author(s): John Mukum Mbaku Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2020/08/05/the-controversy-over-the-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam/ Recently, the tensions among Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile have escalated, particularly after Ethiopia announced that it had started filling the GERD’s...

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and Egypt’s Military Options

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles W. Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-and-egypts-military-options Just a month after Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry seemed to raise the possibility of military action to counter the threat to Egypt posed by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, or GERD, President...

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Legal Guide: Effective Communication Between the Lawyer and Defendant in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Adel Ramadan Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/special-reports/legal-guide-effective-communication-between-the-lawyer-and-defendant-in-egypt/ The relationship between the lawyer and his or her client is central to the functioning of the legal system. At every stage, from interrogation to sentencing, this...

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Renaissance Dam Negotiations .. from A to Z

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Al-Mofti Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/renaissance-dam-negotiations-from-a-to-z/ The negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have gone through nine stages from 1995 to 23 July 2020. This article will address the nine phases comprehensively but at the same time briefly,.. Read more at original link

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Monday Briefing: GERD talks continue, but political will is still lacking

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-gerd-talks-continue-political-will-still-lacking It’s never a good sign when negotiators differ on the desired outcomes of negotiations. Last week, hours after an African Union (AU) sponsored summit on the filling and operations of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)...

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Egyptian Move Towards Libya Bet. Political Crisis & Military Build-up

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-move-towards-libya-bet-political-crisis-military-build-up/ A previous study published by the Egyptian Institute for Studies (EIS) titled, Egyptian Role in Libya: Determinants and Tracks, concluded that the likeliness of a direct and declared intervention in Libya by the Egyptian army...

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How Much Will the Pandemic Change Egyptian Governance and for How Long?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Amr Hamzawy and Nathan Brown Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/07/23/how-much-will-pandemic-change-egyptian-governance-and-for-how-long-pub-82353 In Egypt, coronavirus response efforts were led by the prime minister and other technocrats. What does this change mean for Egypt—and how long will it last? Read more at original link

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