Hizb al-Nour is not an Islamist party, at least in its current form; for Salafis, politics is just a means to an end—a way to protect and reinforce their religious movement.
The time for American created transformational diplomacy in the Middle East has long passed.
The latest from Egypt’s government is that pessimism is a crime.
While Egypt’s uprising has become synonymous with the successful use of social media to overthrow an entrenched authoritarian regime, social media may also have contributed to its failure of the revolution.
Egypt’s new capital is likely to be another urban failure.
Parliament has moved on church-building in Egypt, but it is unlikely to be enough.
The Carnegie Middle East Center and Middle East Program are happy to announce the launch of Diwan, the new Carnegie blog featuring timely analysis on the region’s most pressing issues.
The question is not whether the Sisi regime will last, but the kind of regime that is likely to emerge from Egypt’s economic turmoil.
Supporting Arab autocrats may produce some short-term gains, but at the price of long-term disaster.
Despite a new IMF deal, Egypt’s economy still has a number of structural reforms that need to be dealt with.