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How Sisi Beat Biden’s Human Rights Policy

Egypt is central to regional stability, and, as such, it remains a critical partner for the United States. The Egyptians have just been waiting for the Americans to realize this fact…again. Fair enough. But history also suggests it’s only a matter of time until the United States starts questioning Egypt’s …

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Egypt, Sudan increase pressure on Ethiopia over Nile dam crisis

In a June 11 letter addressed to the United Nations Security Council, Egypt denounced Ethiopia’s plan to move ahead with the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), without reaching a binding agreement with its neighboring downstream countries — Egypt and Sudan — on the process of filling …

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New front to protect Nile River raises controversy in Egypt

Egyptian national forces, figures and parties recently announced the inauguration of the Popular Front for the Preservation of the Nile River, a campaign that aims to push the people and the government to participate in defending the country’s right to water and thwart the risks arising from the Grand Ethiopian …

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Biden accused of U-turn over Egypt’s human rights abuses: Critics say US president’s realpolitik ignores Sisi regime’s ‘hostage-taking tactics’ against dissidents

Joe Biden and the Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, held their first official call in late May, four months after Biden took office. As a candidate, Biden promised that there would be “no blank checks” for the man Donald Trump once addressed as “my favourite dictator”. Yet when they spoke, …

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