Why is a marriage question dividing Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Sheikh Ahmad al-Tayyib?
Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization could actually increase the threat of terrorism rather than diminish it.
Egypt’s suddenly depreciated pound will likely rebound in the long run, but in the meantime will suffer from pent-up demand for U.S. dollars.
The Arab Spring protests upended the order of the Middle East, but six years later much remains the same.
Donald Trump’s immigration ban has angered many Arabs, but not their leaders.
Since President Sisi has taken office, an unprecedented government crackdown has rendered large parts of the country without any independent human rights groups.
The Egyptian government’s readiness to utilize conspiracy theories, defamation, hate speech and populism to justify repression has made it easier for the military establishment to systematically violate citizens’ rights and to disregard the principles of the rule of law without fearing accountability.
Egypt’s massive military purchases to build its air power may be aimed at repressing an anticipated urban uprising that resembles Syria’s.
The strengthening of authoritarianism is especially visible in the margins of the Egyptian state.
While military and intelligence cooperation between Israel and Egypt has become increasingly close, these ties don’t exist at the people-to-people level.