A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
The critical links between governance, prosperity, and security, while apparent, are too often forgotten.
Governments are increasingly taking steps to shrink civil space and restrict the operations of civil society organizations. Both local operators and international actors must consider a response.
The U.S. withdrawal of aid to Egypt points to a fascinating dichotomy in the Trump administration.
Amidst mounting concerns over Egypt’s human rights record, the Trump administration announced they would be withholding some military aid.
Corruption is not so much a problem for governments as it is an approach to government, one chosen by far too many rulers today.
Egypt and the UAE are maneuvering to bring Mohammed Dahlan back to Gaza.
The increasing rate of executions after unfair trials is eroding trust in Egypt’s justice system.
The legal battle over Tiran and Sanafir has exposed opposition from among Egypt’s elites even though the parliament’s and judiciary’s approval of the transfers represents a victory for the regime.
Though Egypt’s decision to raise interest rates will do little to curb inflation in the short term, its policy is based on a longer view.