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.
Growing cooperation between Egypt and Israel will have direct implications on Cairo’s ability to play its traditional role as a mediator in the Palestinian peace process.
A discussion on lessons learned from the Arab Peace Initiative, the two-state solution, and the future direction of Jordan.
The Egyptian authorities’ undifferentiated use of torture is adding to Egyptians’ growing frustration at the impunity of officials and the erosion of the rule of law.
The EU’s external financing instruments should be improved to make the union’s civil society support efforts more politically effective and more closely aligned with strategic aims.
The launch of a large-scale military operation across Egypt is well-timed to give President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi a boost in popular support ahead of elections in March.
Sudan’s refusal to liberalize the pound’s exchange rate and ongoing battle with the black market have ignored the lessons from Egypt’s own mistakes in managing its currency.
Egypt’s upcoming presidential election may not remove the incumbent, but many problems lie ahead if he wins.