The reality is that Egypt’s economy is neither on track to collapse nor is it likely to “boom.” The truth is decidedly less extreme yet remains troubling. Egypt’s economy won’t collapse because its international partners won’t allow it to. Egypt is too big to fail and the government knows it.
After outlawing protests and slowly dominating traditional media, the Egyptian state has embarked upon a multipronged strategy aimed at completely controlling and curtailing digital spaces, including censorship through website blocking, arrests based on social media posts, hacking attempts against activists, and the legalization of these practices through a myriad of new draconian laws.
EDEX was a rare opportunity for the country to showcase its military industry on the international stage. Egypt’s recent grandiose arms procurements from multiple sources, combined with aspirations of indigenous, self-sufficient arms industries, are efforts toward securing strategic and sustainable arms supplies but are likely destined to fall well short of government expectations.
The short term faith that Sisi will deliver stability and reform while stemming the flow of migrants may eventually give way to the long term reality; Egypt’s political system is highly fragile, while its economic program appears unsustainable, delivering pain without viable gain.
Egypt’s 2016 Church Construction Law established what was, on its face, a streamlined process for the construction of churches, and also provided for a committee to formalize churches which had been built illegally.
Lieutenant General Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemedti, is the commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a paramilitary force described by Human Rights Watch in a 2015 report as “Men With No Mercy” and may be the most controversial man in the TMC.
This week, officers went into the Dokki Police Station and threatened to send Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah back to jail if he did not stop talking about
The Egyptian government is currently in the midst of amending its constitution, with grave consequences for the political pluralism that blossomed in the wake of the 2011 revolution. The amendments, if passed, will allow President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi to pursue up to two consecutive six-year terms after his current term ends in 2022.
In one of the least surprising political developments in Egypt since 2013, President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi’s allies are moving to amend Egypt’s constitution so that he can continue to rule the country until 2034.
On December 12, 2018, Emad Kamal Sadek, 49, and his son David Emad, 21, were shot and killed by Rabea Mustafa Khalefa, an Egyptian police officer and guard, in front of the Holiness Revival Church in Minya in Upper Egypt.
When Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited Cairo on the week commemorating the Egyptian 2011 revolution, receiving needed public support from Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi during a joint press conference,
In July, the IMF released its third review of the economic reform program, which, very much like the previous two reviews, was full of praise of the Egyptian authorities for the strong implementation of the economic reform program.
This week, Tunisia has started choosing mayors through newly elected municipal councils across the country, which Tunisians hope will end decades of economic regional inequality and poverty in the interior.
After seeing the Women’s March in Washington, Bassem Sabry Fellow Oumayma Ben Abdallah reflects feminism in the U.S. and the importance of continued progress in women’s rights.
TIMEP Research Assistant Brad Youngblood provides an overview of the ways that Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority has been used by the country’s government.
TIMEP Senior Fellow Hassan Hassan examines speculation about the son of al-Qaeda’s founder being positioned to replace its aging current leader.
The Senate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs released on September 6 a summary of its fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill.
Following mixed reactions to the Tunisian president’s call for full gender equality, Bassem Sabry Fellow Aymen Abderahmen emphasizes the importance of supporting Tunisia’s civil society.
TIMEP Nonresident Fellow Mai El-Sadany reacts to a court ruling on forced disappearances that iterated that the Ministry of Interior must disclose the location of all missing persons.
A bill in Tunisia that penalizes insulting the police and armed forces or publishing reports on their activities is a cause for concern, writes Bassem Sabry Fellow Aymen Abderahmen.