[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
Why Did Sisi Back out of African Union Summit?
Mohamed Saide writes, “Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi canceling his participation in the African Union Summit in Johannesburg has raised questions about relations between Egypt and South Africa.”
Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Egypt
United Nations Secretary-General releases a statement on the assassination of Prosecutor General Hesham Barakat.
241 `Terrorists` Killed in North Sinai in Five Days: Military
Ahram Online reports.
North Sinai and Egyptian Media
Rayna Stamboliyska writes, “Early on 1 July, an Islamic State affiliate started a massive and unprecedented attack in Egypt. Once again, the media is failing to verify the information it spreads.”
Militants Besiege Sinai`s Sheikh Zuweid, Dozens Killed
Suzan Garber recaps the militant attack in Northern Sinai.
Egypt Security Forces Kill Nine `Armed Men` in Cairo Suburb: Security Sources
The security forces kill nine Muslim Brotherhood figures in Cairo suburb including Brotherhood lawyer Nasser al-Hafi.
High Profile Figures Expected to be Further targeted: Security Analysts
Menna Zaki writes, “Security analysts comment on the assassination of Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat.”
Assault in Sheikh Zuweid: A turning point in Egypt’s fight against terrorism
The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy interviews Danial Nisman and Mohannad Sabry on the latest developments in Northern Sinai.
North Sinai Population Continues to Sacrifice for Egypt
Zack Gold writes on the ramifications of the state war on terror on the population of Northern Sinai.
Militants Launch Major Assault in Egypt’s Sinai
Erin Cunningham and Loveday Morris explain the ramifications of Wednesday’s large-scale attack on Shiekh Zuwaid.
The Longest Battle in North Sinai: Egypt`s Army Fights Back against IS Assaults
Marina Barsoum writes, “Islamic State-affiliated Sinai Province launched a concerted attack against the Egyptian army in North Sinai in the early hours of Wednesday, but army - in massive mobilization - regained control of the situation by nighttime.”
Rockets Land in Israel, Egypt`s IS Affiliate Claims Responsibility
Maayan Lubell and Mostafa Hashem report on the Islamic State’s responsibility for launching rockets into southern Israel from Northern Sinai.
Human Rights and Legal Institutions
Egypt’s Missing Activists Resurface in Prison
Ahmed Ateyya writes, “Mysterious arrests are on the rise in Egypt, leaving citizens feeling vulnerable to both the precarious security situation and security forces.”
Egyptian Police Arrests Twenty over Claiming Responsibility for Top Prosecutor`s Assassination
Ahram Online reports, “A Facebook page titled `The Popular Resistance` claimed the assassination of the chief prosecutor, though some security experts believe the operation bears the hallmarks of Sinai Province.”
Egyptian Cabinet Approves Stricter Anti-Terrorism Law, avoids Emergency Measures
Essam Gamal el-Din writes, “Egypt`s cabinet approved in a plenary meeting Wednesday a new raft of legislative amendments aimed at combating terrorism.”
Reports and Opinions
Prosecutor General Assassination Increases Concern over Judiciary Safety
Joel Gulhane reflects on the possible outcomes of the assassination of Prosecutor General Hesham Barkat.
Egypt Warns Journalists over Coverage of Militant Attacks
Kareem Fahim reports on the newly passed anti-terrorism draft bill in which it threatens imprisonment to anyone who contradicts officials’ statements.
فرص المشاركة الشعبية
Amr Hamzawy reflects on the ramifications of the people’s involvement in the decision-making process by examining the Greeks’ vote on the creditors’ payment package.
الحرب السادسة في سيناء
Abdullah al-Sinawy recaps previous wars that broke out in Sinai.
عمرو عادلي: توقعات الدولة تجاه خفض عجز الموازنة غير واقعية
Amera Salah Ahmed interviews political economist Amr Adly who discusses the newly approved state budget and offers his insights on the state of the economy.
لماذا يهاجر الأقباط من سيناء؟
George Mikhael writes, “As threats from terrorist groups escalate, Copts in Egypt`s North Sinai governorate are fleeing their homes for fear of being killed or kidnapped.” This article is published in English.
السوق الأفريقيّ المشترك: سياسيّ أوّلاً واقتصاديّ ثاني
Ahmed Fouad writes, “The African economic blocs summit left some feeling that the African common market idea is far-fetched.” This article is published in English.
دور السياسة في عمليات سيناء
Mohamed Hossam al-Din Abu Mandour briefly explains the conditions that led to the recent developments in Northern Sinai.
تفاصيل الهجوم على الشيخ زويد (متابعة مستمرة)
Mada Masr reports on the militant attacks on Sheikh Zuwaid.
مصادر قضائية تكشف أبرز ملامح تعديلات قانون الإجراءات الجنائية
Ahmed Shalabi reports that sources claim the cabinet will apply new amendments to procedural criminal laws.
بالفيديو.. القوات المسلحة تنشر تقريرًا مصورًا حول الأحداث الإرهابية بسيناء
Egyptian Armed Forces releases a report on the Islamic State’s attacks on security checkpoints in Northern Sinai.
Recently of Jadaliyya Egypt
Against Terror, No Way Forward Without Respect for Human Rights
Jadaliyya Reports Page releases text of the Director of Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies’, Bahaa el-Din Hassan, presentation during the European Union subcommittee session on human rights.
The Land of Fear and Oppression
Askar Kazeboon releases a collage of footage on Egypt under al-Sisi’s rule.
Alaa Khaled writes on Cap Dor bar established in 1900 in Alexandria.
Mahienour Al-Masry: An Icon of the Revolution in Prison
Heba Khamis releases a collections of photographs on Mahienour al-Masry’s activism.
Egypt under the New July Republic
Sarah Carr analyzes the political atmosphere in the country following the 3 July coup.
In Response to Mubarak
Jason Brownlee responses to Youm7’s publication of critiques of his book Democracy Prevention: The Politics of US-Egyptian Alliance by former President Hosni Mubarak.
More than Money on their Minds: The Generals and the Economy in Egypt Revisited
Abdel-Fattah Barayez examines the evolution of the Egyptian military’s economic activities following the 3 July 2013 military coup. This article is published in Arabic.
The Saudi Leaks and Egypt: A Recap
Wael Eskandar summarizes the Saudi leaked documents on Egypt.
New Texts Out Now: Marc Morjé Howard and Meir R. Walters, “Mass Mobilization and the Democracy Bias”
Jadaliyya interviews Marc Morjé Howard and Meir R. Walters on their recently published book: “Mass Mobilization and the Democracy Bias.”
New Texts Out Now: Reem Abou-El-Fadl, Revolutionary Egypt: Connecting Domestic and International Struggles
Jadaliyya interviews Reem Abou-El-Fadl on recently edited collection of essays entitled: Revolutionary Egypt: Connecting Domestic and International Struggles.
Medrar TV interviews Alif a band of five musicians.