Arab Digest editor William Law’s guest this week is the Egyptian political analyst and commentator Maged Mandour. Their conversation deals with Egypt’s growing economic crisis and how President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is managing it.
The Egyptian leader has good friends in the neighborhood, among them Israel. Therefore, Sisi may believe that he has time to spend his way out of economic collapse. But the military-economic dictatorship he has assiduously built leaves him less and less room to maneuver.