Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is bringing a new form of totalitarianism to Egypt.
Constitutional amendments in Egypt are designed to reconfigure authoritarianism in the country.
The United States should make clear in public and private that amendments to the Egyptian constitution intended to keep Sisi in power beyond 2022 meet neither Sisi’s own commitments to his citizens nor the expectations of the American government.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Donald Trump has stressed the pursuit of national interests, but in the Middle East only those of America seem to matter.
Cairo hopes that support for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will convince Khartoum to make concessions on ongoing disputes and prevent instability from spilling over the border.
Proposed amendments to Egypt’s constitution will enshrine the military’s position above the state by giving it greater legal means to intervene against elected governments and prosecute political opponents.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood embraced neoliberalism before the 2011 Arab Spring and doomed its time in power from the start.
The Egyptian state’s continued and worsening crackdown on academic research is hindering its goals of expanding knowledge for economic development.
Though Christians are indigenous to the Arab world, their numbers have steadily declined in the Middle East.