The Egyptian state’s seizure of Muslim Brotherhood funds undermines the rule of law and may further discourage organizations and businessmen from criticizing the regime.
Egypt’s economy may be improving, but this is neither inclusive nor sustainable.
Image manipulation is nothing new. But deepfake is different and more dangerous because the technology is used as a weapon.
Despite variances in threat intensity and risk, challenges loom across the Maghreb. The specter of jihadism may haunt North Africa for a long time.
Washington condemns its Middle Eastern enemies for their abuses, but green lights its friends.
A new law to develop Upper Egypt indicates the regime is abandoning its constitutional obligation to return Nubians to their former lands around the Aswan High Dam.
By releasing military aid before Egypt fully meets the United States’ conditions, the Trump administration is inviting the Egyptian government to backslide.
What the U.S. government, and particularly Congress, can do is scrutinize engagement with and assistance to Egypt in order to ensure that they promote stability for the nation rather than one man rule.
Egypt is on a dangerous course, one with grave implications for the United States. It will be difficult to reverse this trajectory, but Congress has an important opportunity to help the Trump administration tackle this thorny challenge by restoring U.S. credibility and influence with Egypt.
A new law regarding the Egyptian military gives the president greater ability to shield select senior officers from prosecution and strengthens his control over the military.