Are Egypt’s Christians Persecuted? Why Some Copts Say No

Source: Hudson Institute Author(s): Paul Marshall Original Link: https://www.hudson.org/research/16629-are-egypt-s-christians-persecuted-why-some-copts-say-no The religious freedom of and even the number of Christians in Egypt is highly contested. Last year the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) removed Egypt from its recommended category of “Countries of Particular...

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Special briefing: The Arab Spring a decade on

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Fatima Abo Alasrar, Mietek Boduszyński, Paul Salem, Mohammed Soliman, Hafsa Halawa, Dima M. Toukan, Emiliano Alessandri, Ibrahim Al-Assil, Jessica Agostinelli Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/special-briefing-arab-spring-decade#soliman On the 10th anniversary of the Tahrir Revolution, the ramifications of the protests could not be...

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Egypt Endorses Gulf Reconciliation But Remains Skeptical

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypt-endorses-gulf-reconciliation-remains-skeptical Although officials are playing along in order to maintain good ties with Saudi Arabia, they seem convinced that Qatar will exploit the new agreement in ways that harm Cairo’s political and security interests at...

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UAVs and the Abraham Accords: New Horizons for Sinai Peacekeeping

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Assaf Orion Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/uavs-and-abraham-accords-new-horizons-sinai-peacekeeping Replacing manned monitoring missions with drone sorties and inviting Gulf countries to participate would help improve security, reduce America’s burden and risk, decrease costs, and bolster the regional peace...

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World Report 2021 | Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2021/country-chapters/egypt Egyptians in 2020 continued to live under the harsh authoritarian grip of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. Tens of thousands of government critics, including journalists and human rights defenders, remain imprisoned on politically motivated charges...

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Egypt Plunging in Falls of “Fake Patriotism”

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Sayed Amin Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-plunging-in-falls-of-fake-patriotism/ If someone asks you to look at “the fruitful tree”, this may imply that there are other “fruitless trees” nearby; and likewise, if you see a police patrol in Cairo streets with banners of “Egyptian Police” highlighted on vehicles, this may give an...

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2021 Preview: Looking to 2021 as a year of recovery

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/2021-preview-looking-2021-year-recovery The pandemic landed Egypt squarely in a quagmire in 2020, along with much of the rest of the world. However, its ability to drag itself out will depend almost entirely on its own governance and how it chooses to tackle the raft of institutional problems...

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Shifting Dynamics of Libyan – Egyptian Relationship: Calculations and Motives

Source: Doha Institute Author(s): Unit for Politial Studies Original Link:  https://www.dohainstitute.org/en/PoliticalStudies/Pages/Transformation-in-the-Libyan-Egyptian-Relationship-Calculations-and-Motives.aspx In the first step of its kind since mid-2014, an official Egyptian delegation arrived in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Sunday 27 December 2020. The delegation included Deputy Head...

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From Free Space to a Tool of Oppression: What Happened to the Internet Since the Arab Spring?

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Marwa Fatafta Original Link:  As we mark the tenth anniversary of the Arab Spring, we reflect on how increasingly authoritarian digital spaces have become. What tactics have authoritarian Arab governments added to their playbooks since? Read more at original link

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