Shortly after the People’s Republic of China was founded seventy years ago, China and Middle Eastern countries forged a bond over their mutual opposition to colonialism. Today, China is the region’s biggest foreign investor.
The international community has hitherto broadly considered the government in Cairo to be stable for the long term. These protests, however, confirm that there is dissent beneath the surface that is likely to deepen, not dissipate.
A call on U.S. government officials to restate clearly the United States’ support for peaceful protests in Egypt.
Nearly all political and social movements active before the coup have been crushed, leaving few leaders to formulate coherent protest demands or to negotiate with the military and security apparatus.
It is argued that several Western states currently similarly engage in such warfare, but without fully admitting as much or effectively adjusting their strategies, doctrines and force structures.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Sisi prioritizes large-scale infrastructure projects to galvanize support, but these projects deepen the military’s hold over the economy and provide no tangible broad economic benefit.
The military has no interlocutors with which to negotiate a transition toward broader participation in national decisions.
Sexual harassment charges against football player ‘Amr Warda caused a revealing rift among Egyptians.
The Sisi regime has cracked down on legal political activity, while the United States has remained largely silent about this.