Reports & Briefs

What the Economic Conference Got Right, and Wrong, in Sharm el-Sheikh: The Scorecard

“Today is not the time for criticizing. Today is the time for cheerleading. Tomorrow, we criticize,” said my venture capitalist friend, responding to my skeptical comments after we attended the presentation for the Capital Cairo project the government wishes to...

Monthly Briefing 5: February 2015

In the interest of providing the most accurate and timely information on which to assess security developments in Egypt, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) presents the fifth edition of its monthly Egypt Security Watch Briefings. These briefings will serve...

Monthly Briefing 4: January 2015

In the interest of providing the most accurate and timely information on which to assess security developments in Egypt, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) presents the fourth edition of its monthly Egypt Security Watch Briefings. These briefings will serve...

Monthly Briefing 3: December 2014

In the interest of providing the most accurate and timely information on which to assess security developments in Egypt, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) presents the third edition of its monthly Egypt Security Watch Briefings. These briefings will serve...

Monthly Briefing 2: November 2014

In the interest of providing the most accurate and timely information on which to assess security developments in Egypt, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) presents the second edition of its monthly Egypt Security Watch Briefings. These briefings will serve...

Monthly Briefing 1: October 2014

Terror attacks continue to present an escalating threat to Egypt's security. Most markedly, the deadliest attacks on Egypt’s soil in nearly a decade occurred on October 24, and Egypt’s most powerful militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, declared its allegiance to...

Did Al Jazeera Uphold its Responsibility to its Staff?

[Editor's Note: This exclusive report presents a comprehensive account of the independent investigations of Egyptian journalist Mohannad Sabry. The mission of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) commits it to supporting freedom of the media; in this interest,...

Special Issue: Moral Policing and Prosecuting Belief in Egypt

Nearly two months into the presidency of Abdel-Fattah El Sisi, the character of the Sisi era of governance is beginning to take shape. While many believe it is yet early to make judgments, certain emerging developments set benchmarks by which...

Forward: Sexual Harassment Special Issue

Although sexual harassment in Egypt is a well-known phenomenon, video footage taken by one of the thousands of Egyptians celebrating Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s rise to presidency of the gang rape of an Egyptian woman in Tahir Square graphically exposed...

Egypt’s Sectarian Divides: A Look at the Situation on the Anniversary of St. Mark’s Attack

The specter of sectarian conflict haunts many societies around the world, and Egypt is no stranger to the costs of this pernicious phenomenon. Egypt’s religious minorities—followers of Coptic (and other forms of) Christianity, Shia Islam, the Baha’i faith, Judaism, and...