[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week`s roundup to email@example.com by Sunday night of every week.]
Regional and International Relations
Yemen FM Urges `Quick Arab Intervention’ against Houthi Militants
Suez Canal Authority Chairperson Mohab Mamish does not exclude military intervention should the Houthi rebels close the straits.
Expert Opinion: Egypt’s Role in a Joint Arab Military Force and Yemen
EgyptSource offers three views on Egypt’s role in the joint Arab military force and the ongoing military operation in Yemen.
The New Saudi King, Egypt and the MB
H.A. Hellyer argues, “Saudi Arabia might be witnessing a slow shift in the region, especially since the new King Salman seems friendlier to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood than his predecessor.”
Securing Interests: Egypt in Yemen
Ahmed Eleiba examines Egypt’s military calculations in Yemen.
Q&A with Military Expert Robert Springborg on US Aid to Egypt
Isabel Esterman interviews Robert Springborg who comments on President Obama’s release of military equipment to Egypt. This article is published in Arabic.
Six Rounds of Egypt-Qatar Turbulence
Heba Afify reviews Egypt-Qatar relations since the removal of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013. The article is published in Arabic.
Egypt`s Arab Military Force Proposal Referred to Arab League Summit
Ahram Online reports discussions on establishing a joint Arab military force to be referred to the Arab League Summit on March 28. (replace with a story about the outcome of the military force discussion at the summit)
The Economist argues that mega economic projects might distract the government from establishing true political reforms.
Indian Ideas for Egyptian Problems (Part One)
Ziad Bahaa El-Din examines India’s economic experience as an example for Egypt to learn from. Click here for part two.
Egypt`s New Capital: A City for Investments or for Alleviating Overpopulation?
Mostafa Mehie interviews Yehia Shawkat former head of the Housing Unit at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.
Mahlab Reviews Plan to Develop Port Said
Egypt Independent reports.
Steep Fall in Egypt Stocks as Yemen Conflict Escalates
“Conflict in neighboring Yemen continues to weigh on Egyptian stocks,” Ahram Online reports.
After Year-Long Wait, Arabtec Reaches Deal with Egypt on Mega-Housing Project
Isabel Esterman sets a timeline on Arabtec announced agreements in Egypt.
Report: Business Conditions Continue to Worsen in Egypt
Based on March business survey, business conditions in non-oil private sector have worsened in Egypt.
Keeping Egypt’s Lights On
Alfred Jensins and Brendan Meighan write, “To address the country’s growing energy needs, the government is granting the private sector a leading role.” This article is published Arabic.
Egypt Has Spent Half Its Petroleum Subsidy Bill for this Fiscal Year
Isabel Estermananalyzes the impact the removal of fuel subsidies has on the budget this far
Human Rights and Legal Institutions
Egypt Challenges Court Ruling on Hamas `Terrorism`
Rami Galal writes, “In what seems to be a commitment to preserving its regional political interests and backing the Palestinian cause, Egypt is scrambling to challenge a court ruling that deemed Hamas a terrorist entity.” This article is published in Arabic.
3000 Civilians Tried in Military Courts in Five Months: No to Military Trials Campaign
Omar Said reports on the fourth annual of No Military Trials Campaign Conference. This article is published in Arabic.
Mubarak-Era Interior Minister Habib El-Adly Released
Ahram Online reports.
Abu Zaabal Detainees Complain of Torture
Omar Said reports on torture of prisoners in Abu Zaabal facility. This article is published in Arabic. The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights releases a statement on the topic (click here for the English version).
Egypt Governments Stalls Effort to Dub Hamas “Terrorists”
Khaled Dawoud writes on court verdict designating Hamas as a terrorist organization and the state’s effort to stall the ruling.
Court Watch: Egypt’s Major Ongoing Trials
Ali Mohamed tracks Egypt’s most prominent trials.
Ministry to Investigate NGO over Awareness Programs for Same Sex Partners
Mada Masr reports that Minister of Social Solidarity is investigating NGOs for involvement in raising awareness on safe sex among homosexuals.
Egypt`s Interior Ministry Calls on Citizens to Report Police Abuse
“The ministry said it was keen not to cover up any abuse and offered a hotline for citizens to report human rights violations by police forces.”
Trial Begins for Witnesses to Shaimaa al-Sabbagh’s Mrder for Illegally Protesting
Mada Masr reports on the trial of seventeen protestors charged with illegal protesting.
HRW Urges Egypt to Halt Executions of Arab Sharkas Cell Defendants
Mada Masr reports.
Reports and Opinions
Egypt Responds to the Beheading of Copts by IS in Libya
Ishak Ibrahim writes on the state response to the beheading of Egyptians in Libya.
How Egyptian Mainstream Media Cover the War on Terror
Kareem Farim analyzes state media outlets’ coverage of the war on terror.
Egyptian Women: Between Education, Livelihoods and Abuse
Pesha Magid produces an info graph on the status of women in Egypt.
A Better Award for Egyptian Women
Nancy Messieh reflects on the status of women after al-Sisi honored an Egyptian woman dressed as a man for four decades to provide for her family.
The Muslim Brotherhood in Transition
Ibrahim El-Houdaiby reflects on the status of the upper and middle ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood following the removal of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. This article is published in Arabic.
Majority of Egyptians Support Political Participation Without Discrimination
Survey released by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion (Baseera) shows that seventy-five percent of Egyptians support comprehensive political participation.
Journalists Welcome New Syndicate Head with High Expectations
Mostafa Mohie and Omar Said report on the status of the press and journalism in Egypt in light on newly elected press syndicate head Yehia Qallash.
Policeman Killed in Explosion on 15 May Bridge Near Zamalek Exit
Passant Darwish reports that an explosion in Cairo killed one policeman and injured two civilians.
Update: Province of Sinai Claims Thursday`s Deadly Checkpoint Attacks
The Islamic State affiliated Twitter account claimed responsibility for the checkpoint attacks in Sinai, which killed 117 people.
اقتراحات للمجلس العلمي الاستشاري
Reem Sa’ad offers several suggestions to improve research in Egypt.
القومي لحقوق الانسان يؤكد وجود انتهاكات للمعتقلين السياسيين في "أبو زعبل"
National Council for Human Rights confirms prison torture allegations. This article is published in English.
الدول العربية تنشئ قوة عسكرية مشتركة... هل هذا جيد أم سئ؟
Shabaly Talhamy reflects on the decision to establish a joint Arab military force.
حوار سريع مع دبلوماسي يمني
Emad El-Din Hussain writes on his brief encounter with a diplomat from Yemen in Sharm al-Sheikh.
ويسألونك عن الجامعة الأمريكية
Taher al-Motaz Bellah writes on student survey conducted at the American University in Cairo to remove and isolate the university’s administration.
مخاوف حول جدوى مشاريع مؤتمر "مصر المستقبل" الإقتصاديّ
Rami Galal writes, “Thoughtful planning and government management seem indispensable to a return on investments for Egypt.” This article is published in English.
البحث عن خلاص.. أزمة الدولة والإسلام والحداثة في مصر
Jihan Abu Zaid reviews book entitled: “In Search for Salvation: The Crisis of the State, Islam, and Modernity in Egypt” by Dr. Hafiz Diyab.
مشكلات قانون الخدمة المدنية - الجزء الثاني
Fatima Ramadan analyzes the issues with civil service laws in Egypt. Click here for part one.
الداخلية تطالب بالإبلاغ عن تجاوزات أفرادها.. مناورة إعلامية أم إصلاح؟
Omar Said writes on the Interior Ministry’s calls to report police abuse.
قيود على السّياحة في مصر لأسباب أمنيّة
Enas Hamid writes, “Citing national security, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry will no longer issue visas to individual travelers at ports of entry alarming Egypt`s tourism sector.” This article is published in English.
محاولات لإرهاب المستثمرين في مصر بعد المؤتمر الاقتصاديّ
Ahmed Fouad writes, “The Revolutionary Punishment Movement claimed responsibility for bombing banks that participated in the Egypt Economic Development Conference on March 13-15, in what seems to be a failed attempt at crippling investments in Egypt.” This article is published in English.
تطورات الحرب في اليمن (متابعة مستمرة)
Mada Masr follows the developments of the Saudi-led military operation in Yemen.
لماذا شاركت مصر في «عاصفة الحزم»؟
Mostafa Mohie explores the underlying reasons behind Egypt’s participation in the Saudi-led military operation in Yemen. This article is published in English.
قضية شيماء الصباغ.. "أثر الفراشة لا يزول"
Omar Said tracks the case of Shaima al-Sabbagh. This article is published in English.
صدور لائحة انتخاب البابا بدون مشاركة حقيقية: انفراد الكنيسة بإعداد اللائحة متضمنة تمييزاً بين المسيحيين
The Egyptian Initiative for Person Rights releases a statement criticizing newly adopted bylaws of the pope of Alexandria elections. Click here to read a report on the topic in English.
النائب العام يحيل 273 إخوانيا بالمينا إلى القضاء العسكري لاتهامهم بحرق كنسية في دلجا
273 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters referred to military court on charges of burning a church in Delga.
"إعلان المبادئ" مع إثيوبيا.. بين آمال سياسة خارجية جديدة ومخاوف ضياع الحقوق التاريخية
Mada Masr details the agreement on the Renaissance Dam project among Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan.
النص الكامل لكلمة السيسي أمام البرلمان الإثيوبي
Al-Shourouk releases full text of al-Sisi’s speech at the Ethiopian parliament in a visit that aims to finalize the agreement on the Renaissance Dam project.
الرئيس السوداني: اتفاقية تاريخية بالخرطوم 23 مارس الجاري حول سد النهضة بحضور "السيسي"
President Omar al-Bashir says “historic” agreement will take place between Sudan and Egypt on the Renaissance Dam project.
إلغاء مجانية التعليم.. مستقبل طلاب الجامعات تحت التهديد
Mai Shams al-Din writes on the ramifications of the state’s possible cancelation of free education in public universities.
جدلية المجتمع والجيش في مصر
Abdulazim Hammad writes on state-society relations in Egypt in the nineteenth century.
Articles on Jadaliyya Egypt
We Completely Agree: Egyptian Television Media in the Era of Al-Sisi
Mohamed Elmeshad outlines the restrictions in the private Egyptian television networks since the rise of al-Sisi and offers a very modest glimmers of hope.
عن ما بعد الثورة وقبلها: مقابلة للوضع بين سنان أنطون وبلال فضل
Status Audio Journal Hosts Page releases an interview between Sinan Antoun and Bilal Fadl.
What Brings them There? Reflections on the Persisting Symbolism of Tahrir Square
Hazem Ziada writes on the historical significance of Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.
Boris Brejcha at D-CAF
Medrar TV reports on Egyptian Mahraganat band El Dakhlaweya and German DJ Boris Brejcha.
New Texts Out Now: Don Karl and Basma Hamdy, Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution
Don Karl and Basma Hamdy discuss their newly published book with Jadaliyaa.
New Vision for 13th Festival of Young Creators
Medrar TV interviews the creators of the annual festival of young creators organized by the French Institute in Cairo.