Hamas’s economic predicament drives it to maintain ties with jihadi groups in Sinai even as it seeks to crack down on jihadi cells within Gaza.
Given the importance of tourism for jobs and foreign currency, Egyptian authorities are struggling to reinvigorate the sector in the wake of the attack on a Russian airliner.
Low global import prices give the new governor of Egypt’s Central Bank an opportunity to depreciate the value of the Egyptian pound and resolve Egypt’s foreign currency shortage.
Smaller secular parties are missing out on the advantages of electoral alliances, driven by divisions over party domineering and finances.
Saudi Arabia’s focus on Iranian containment is pushing it to seek Egypt’s military help in Yemen.
Parliamentary elections are expected before the end of 2015, but recent legal amendments risk future dissolution of the parliament.
Strong shared institutions unite Egypt’s Armenians and preserve the shrinking minority’s identity.
Egypt under President Sisi is more autocratic and repressive than at any other point in the country’s history.
Egypt’s electoral system, which favors individual candidates and parties designed to increase Sisi's populist appeal, will sideline pro-democracy parties.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s current leadership is neither able nor willing to find political alternatives to what the young propose: “smart violence.”
Nizar Manek and Jeremy Hodge discuss their investigation into the scope and set up of Egypt’s special funds.
The Brotherhood’s youth wing is pushing the group toward confrontation with the Egyptian state.
The central government determines and implements urban projects, giving Egyptians little input on revamping the country’s inadequate metro and bus network.
Despite new amendments, Egypt’s revised electoral law falls short of introducing reforms to ensure a fair voter representation and a more pluralistic and accountable political system.
To address the country’s growing energy needs, the government is granting the private sector a leading role.
Amid censorship and bureaucratic obstacles, Egypt’s independent filmmakers endeavor to produce art that impacts public consciousness.
Driven by its distrust of organized political groups, Sisi's regime has gone to considerable lengths to depoliticize the parliament and the country's new “political” elite.
Pope Tawadros II, the main political voice of the Coptic community, has seemingly allied with President Sisi, but this comes at the expense of defending Coptic rights.
Youth members are now assuming a more active role in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, pushing the group to escalate its call for revolutionary action against President Sisi.
The Sisi government’s crackdown on perceived immorality is the latest attempt to instill in Egypt a state-sanctioned interpretation of Islam.