Egypt has no choice but to hope that its short-term wagers in Libya pay off down the road.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Why is it that protestors around the Arab world have chanted against President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi?
The report dissects Egypt’s military-led economic model and offers thoughts on how external actors can engage with the country’s formal and informal networks.
A new wave of Arab uprisings suggests that the authoritarian bargain of the past may be collapsing.
The military is woven into almost every part of Egypt’s economy. It runs businesses, produces goods, and manages huge infrastructure projects. What are the consequences of involving a country’s armed forces so deeply in its private and public enterprise?
The Egyptian military’s takeover in 2013 transformed its role in the national economy, turning it into an autonomous actor that can reshape markets and influence government policy setting and investment strategies.
In reforming Egypt’s personal-status law, how it’s done is as important as who does it.
Having long suffered from Cairo’s neglect, the governorate has never realized its potential.
The international community has hitherto broadly considered the government in Cairo to be stable for the long term. These protests, however, confirm that there is dissent beneath the surface that is likely to deepen, not dissipate.