GERD Crisis Military Capabilities and Likely Confrontation

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/gerd-crisis-military-capabilities-and-likely-confrontation/ The Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis is currently going through a critical stage, as political negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are stumbling due to Ethiopian intransigence and failure to take...

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Egypt Trains Crises: Problems, Priorities and Alternatives

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-trains-crises-problems-priorities-and-alternatives/ Over the past decades, hardly a year goes by in Egypt without occurrence of a tragic accident on Egypt’s railways. Since the 1980s, the Egyptian government has addressed railways, means of mass transport and their related bodies as...

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Egyptian Lawyers: A Story of Continued Resistance

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Yasmin Omar Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egyptian-lawyers-a-story-of-resistance/ It’s no secret that being a lawyer isn’t a walk in the park—the stress, long hours, ever-changing laws, and serious responsibility makes it a hard choice. Today in Egypt, it’s also a risky choice—one that in recent years has led...

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Limits & Dimensions of Egyptian-Turkish Rapprochement

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Wessam Fauad Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/limits-dimensions-of-egyptian-turkish-rapprochement/ Contrary to popular belief, Egypt and Turkey -together- have been keen to maintain a relatively moderate degree of warm relations over the past seven years, which enabled bilateral ties to develop positively. Despite expulsion of the Turkish...

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An Old, Ongoing Struggle: Domesticating Religious Institutions in Egypt

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/an-old-ongoing-struggle-domesticating-religious-institutions-in-egypt/ The relationship between religion and the state is controversial and problematic in the Arab world, particularly with the absence of clear demarcations that could define it. Historically, attempts by the state...

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Shift of Egypt’s Attitude towards the Libyan Issue

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal and Noura El Hafiane Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/shift-of-egypts-attitude-towards-the-libyan-issue/ The late quarter of 2020 and the early quarter of 2021 witnessed many changes in Egyptian attitude towards the Libyan issue due to Libyan internal reasons -both military and political- on the one hand, and to regional and...

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Egypt: The Pandemic Experience in a Time of Reform

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mohamed Gad Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/egypt-pandemic-experience-time-reform Egypt announced its first COVID-19 fatality on March 8, 2020,[1] a few months after concluding a “reform” program supported by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan it had obtained in 2016.[2] The pandemic thus posed the first test for the...

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Egypt-Turkey Rapprochement Is Constraining the Muslim Brotherhood

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypt-turkey-rapprochement-constraining-muslim-brotherhood Recent understandings between Cairo and Ankara have many of the group’s exiled figures worried about their future on Turkish soil. Read more at original link

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Reflecting on the global effort to fight violence against women

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Hafsa Halawa Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/reflecting-global-effort-fight-violence-against-women On March 8, the world came together to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), a barometer of annual development on global gender equality. This year, violence against women and women’s protection have been front and center on the...

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Egypt should go green by putting a price on carbon

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Deborah Lehr Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/egypt-should-go-green-putting-price-carbon It is time for Egypt to put a price on carbon. While Cairo has taken small steps toward developing a sustainability plan, it needs a bold idea to stop rising carbon emissions. Establishing a carbon exchange — or putting a price on carbon — would be...

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IMF: Scant Transparency for Covid-19 Emergency Loans

Source: HRW Author(s): HRW Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/30/imf-scant-transparency-covid-19-emergency-loans (Washington, DC) –  The International Monetary Fund (IMF), despite overall progress in its anti-corruption efforts, has not ensured sufficient oversight of its Covid-19 emergency loans, Human Rights Watch and Transparency International said today. As a result, it is...

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Monday Briefing | Egypt: Misfortunes never come singly

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-egypt-misfortunes-never-come-singly There’s a proverb in Egyptian colloquial Arabic that translates loosely as “You can withstand one knock to the head, but two is difficult.” Last week, Egypt had to struggle with two major incidents, one of them in an extremely public manner...

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