While the Middle East’s central battle line is changing, Egypt is pursuing a strategy of opportunism that aims to maximize its returns and preserve its options.
The decision of Egypt’s highest appeals court to order a retrial in the 2012-2013 NGO foreign funding case is a positive development which provides an opportunity for President al-Sisi to repair his damaged relationship with the United States.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Amid voter lethargy in Egypt, the regime sought to impose a high voter turnout.
The upcoming Egyptian presidential election is neither free nor democratic. The United States must not treat this election as a legitimate expression of the Egyptian people’s will.
A discussion on lessons learned from the Arab Peace Initiative, the two-state solution, and the future direction of Jordan.
Egypt’s upcoming presidential election may not remove the incumbent, but many problems lie ahead if he wins.
As the Trump presidency passes its one-year mark, it provides an opportunity to take stock of the administration’s Middle East policy. Trump’s short term failures, and even his successes, may lead to unintended consequences that will weaken the U.S. position in the region.
The Egyptian regime may have miscalculated the extent of judicial opposition to its attempts to control appointments of high-ranking judges.
Michele Dunne discusses the shifts in U.S. relations with Egypt and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.