Trump, Sisi and a Nationalist World

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by Rana Allam After a presidential campaign drenched in racism, fear-mongering, division, and ultra-nationalistic rhetoric, he won. His people woke up the morning after the election divided and driven by anger. Right away, his supporters began to engage in hate… Continue Reading  

Gulf Arabs See Support for Egypt’s Sisi as Only Viable Option

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by Jake Lippincott It has been nearly three years since Abdel Fattah el-Sisi overthrew Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s first democratically elected president. At the time of Morsi’s ouster, many Egyptians supported el-Sisi in expectation… Continue Reading  

Sisi’s Egypt: Sliding Toward the Abyss

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by Emile Nakhleh The crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 with 66 passengers and crew in the Mediterranean, presumably due to a terrorist act, is yet another sign of misfortune for Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. If it turns out that the… Continue Reading  

Egypt: Sisi’s Rule Teetering

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by Emile Nakhleh The recent downing of a Russian airliner over the Sinai peninsula, most likely due to a bomb, is emblematic of the inability of the Egyptian regime of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to comprehend the threats facing it and its… Continue Reading