Without naming the United States, the Kremlin used Egyptian Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s visit to criticize what it regards as U.S. interference in the internal affairs of other countries. Russia’s ties with the U.S. have been badly strained by disputes ranging from Syria’s civil war, to missile defence plans in Europe, to Moscow’s human-rights record.
This Egyptian debacle is a significant strategic failure for the United States, and of course, like red lines that proved not to be so red in Syria, it has sent a message of American retreat. It seems inevitable that Sisi will now run for president and win with some back-to-the-future number. [...]
After crushing the Muslim Brotherhood at home, Egypt’s military rulers plan to undermine the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which runs the neighboring Gaza Strip, senior Egyptian security officials told Reuters.
The aim, which the officials say could take years to pull off, includes working with Hamas’s political rivals Fatah and supporting popular anti-Hamas activities in [...]
“Egypt’s 60-year-old nuclear program is already the third largest in the region, after those of Israel and Iran.”
After the fatally-flawed interim deal signed by the P5+1 in Geneva November 24 over Iran’s nuclear program, America’s slighted ally Egypt is now possibly pursuing its own nuclear option, amid fears of an atomic arms race between [...]
Opponents of the coup that toppled Egypt’s elected president Mohamed Morsi in July warned Wednesday the country was headed towards civil war and urged the international community to pay attention.
“The present regime since the coup is pushing Egypt towards civil war,” journalist and former chief editor of the Al-Shorouk newspaper, [...]
Springborg predicted that al-Sisi, who has sworn to swiftly restore democracy after a nine-month transition, intends to keep real power for himself. Furthermore, Springborg warned of his “Islamist agenda,” saying that he would not likely restore the “secular authoritarianism” practiced by Mubarak, but would install “a hybrid regime that would combine Islamism with militarism.” Intriguingly, [...]
Egypt is currently caught in a downward spiral of political violence and propaganda, but there is hope for a better development in the long run. That is the analysis of Egypt expert Koert Debeuf, who believes that the economic realities may be what eventually force a proper dialogue.
Following the ouster of former President Mohamed [...]
With the world focused on the crisis in Syria and the possibility of a U.S.-Iranian détente, the fact that Egypt’s political situation is going from bad to worse has flown under the political radar. Much to the relief of the generals in Cairo — and likely also some members of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Middle [...]
When FRONTLINE producer Martin Smith arrived in Cairo this past July, it was clear from the moment he landed that Egypt’s revolution had taken a dangerous turn.
Below, Smith takes you inside the first 24 hours of filming Egypt in Crisis – FRONTLINE and
In the case of Syria, where there has been more wrestling and negotiation between international powers, Chinese netizens analyzed the foreign policies of the United States, Russia, and China. China has long opposed international intervention in the Syrian conflict. Jokes like “Putin has betrayed President Xi?” and “It is quite difficult [...]