While the Middle East’s central battle line is changing, Egypt is pursuing a strategy of opportunism that aims to maximize its returns and preserve its options.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Amid voter lethargy in Egypt, the regime sought to impose a high voter turnout.
The upcoming Egyptian presidential election is neither free nor democratic. The United States must not treat this election as a legitimate expression of the Egyptian people’s will.
U.S. military assistance in the Middle East (and more broadly) is in need of serious reform.
Egypt’s upcoming presidential election may not remove the incumbent, but many problems lie ahead if he wins.
Michele Dunne discusses the shifts in U.S. relations with Egypt and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
U.S. and Egyptian interests are increasingly divergent and the relationship now has far less common purpose than it once did.
The year 2017 witnessed serious upheavals, from Saudi Arabia’s internal purge and the end of the Islamic State to the serial Iranian and Russian triumphs in Syria.
Following the resignation of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the main advocates of democratic change in Egypt failed to create a consensus over how to manage politics going forward.