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.
Hussein Ibish discusses the ongoing crisis with Qatar and where it it is likely to lead.
Egypt’s military is using food charity during Ramadan to prevent social unrest, though it may not be able to afford this tactic in the long term.
A diplomatic crisis has hit the Gulf after six regional countries severed ties with Qatar.
Instead of addressing glaring security deficits, Sisi has focused on escalating the government crackdown on what remains of Egypt’s opposition.
The effort to curb the Islamic institution’s autonomy has stalled, for now.
Recent attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt have highlighted the ineffectiveness of both the military and the recently declared state of emergency.
Around the world, newly assertive illiberal regimes are becoming increasingly adept at restricting civil society through legal constraints, forcing civil society groups to rethink the way they operate.
The closing of civic space has become a defining feature of political life in an ever-increasing number of countries.
In an interview, Egyptian journalist Mohannad Sabry discusses Egypt’s failing military campaign in the Sinai.