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Osama Diab, Nonresident Fellow
August 22, 2018

Over the past several months, there have been several benchmarks in the International Monetary Fund’s loan to Egypt. The IMF’s executive board approved the third $2 billion tranche of the loan at the end of June, bringing the total drawn funds since the…

Oumayma Ben Abdallah, TIMEP-Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow
June 29, 2018

This week, Tunisia has started choosing mayors through newly elected municipal councils across the country, which Tunisians hope will end decades of economic regional inequality and poverty in the interior. Meanwhile, in Kasserine, yet another young shepherd has…

Oumayma Ben Abdallah, TIMEP-Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow
February 14, 2018

On a quiet, rainy Sunday in Washington, I met with Pamela, my local ambassador for Atlas Corps, the partner organization for the Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. …

Brad Youngblood, Research Associate
January 12, 2018

Just after Christmas, the United States embassy in Cairo announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Egyptian Administrative Control Authority (ACA) had signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate ongoing cooperation between the two agencies. The actual text of the agreement…

Hassan Hassan, Senior Fellow
September 21, 2017

Last week, al-Qaeda released an audio statement by a son of its founder to mark the 16th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks. The statement was the latest in a series of messages by Hamza bin Laden and the organization’s current leader…

Aymen Abderrahmen, TIMEP-Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow
August 31, 2017

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi’s call for full equality between men and women has been received mostly with applause in Tunisia, but with more mixed feelings from Muslims elsewhere in the region. During his speech on August 13 for…

Mai El-Sadany, Nonresident Fellow
August 2, 2017

Asmaa Khalaf was a doctor at the Women’s Health Hospital and deputy resident at the Assiut University Hospital in Assiut, Egypt. On April 18, 2014, she was arrested by Egyptian authorities while returning to her home in Sohag after work; she was never…

Amr Kotb, Advocacy and External Relations Manager
UPDATE, September 7, 2017

The Senate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs released on September 6 a summary of its fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill. As reflected in the updated chart, the bill, which goes to full committee on September 7…

Aymen Abderahmen, TIMEP-Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow

As Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed drafted his speech for today’s conference at the Heritage Foundation — where he reassured U.S. decision makers and praised the Tunisian model of democratic transition — his interior minister, Hedi Majdoub, was reassuring police and military…

Jacob Greene, Senior Research Associate
Mohammad Sarhan, Research Intern

On June 20, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced that security forces had killed three members of Hassm during a security raid-turned-firefight in Burj al-Arab City, Alexandria. Just a day before, Hassm, a year-old group operating in mainland Egypt that is…


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