The military is woven into almost every part of Egypt’s economy. It runs businesses, produces goods, and manages huge infrastructure projects. What are the consequences of involving a country’s armed forces so deeply in its private and public enterprise?
The Egyptian military’s takeover in 2013 transformed its role in the national economy, turning it into an autonomous actor that can reshape markets and influence government policy setting and investment strategies.
New evidence from the Yom Kippur War shows how growing entanglement between nuclear and non-nuclear weapons could lead to dangerous escalation spirals to nuclear war.
In reforming Egypt’s personal-status law, how it’s done is as important as who does it.
Mass protests garner significant attention, but what happens next is just as vital for achieving real and lasting change.
Development, dissent, and the future of the Arab world.
Having long suffered from Cairo’s neglect, the governorate has never realized its potential.
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.