Egypt

Briefs

  • ​Ahmed Zaghloul Shalata | 21 Sep 2020

    Changes in Muslim Brotherhood Leadership after Mahmoud Ezzat’s Arrest: Indications and Likely Ramifications

    ​The incident of the arrest of Mahmoud Ezzat, the Deputy Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood group, in an apartment in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement, on 28 August 2020, has revived the debate about the Brotherhood’s future and its leadership structure. Subsequently, the Brotherhood announced organisational arrangements whereby Ibrahim Munir singled out as its chief executive. This raises questions about the dimensions of this step, the extent it would be able to overcome the organisation’s crises, and its potential repercussions for the organisation’s future.

  • EPC | 27 Sep 2018

    Determinants of Egyptian–Sudanese Rapprochement

    Relations between Egypt and Sudan have been moving in a positive direction, foretelling a potential long-term détente in the erratic ties between the two countries.

  • EPC | 03 May 2018

    Egypt’s Economic Landscape: Indicators and Possible Scenarios

    Egypt is midway through the implementation of an economic reform program that will end in late-2019, in accordance with an agreement between Cairo and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

  • EPC | 02 May 2018

    Dead in the Water: The breakdown in Renaissance Dam Negotiations

    After more than seven years, negotiations over the Renaissance Dam have stalled. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has indicated that talks have simply become unproductive, whilst Ethiopia blames Cairo’s attachment to colonial-era water rights and Sudan continues to walk a tightrope between supporting the dam and upholding Egypt’s interests.

  • EPC | 25 Apr 2018

    Restructuring Political Parties in Egypt: Motivations and Scenarios

    As soon as the result of Egypt’s presidential elections were announced in April 2018, debate resurfaced on the need to restructure political parties in Egypt. Ever since he was nominated for his first term in 2014, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has advocated a distillation of the nation’s political parties.