Emmanuel Macron’s Dishonorable Legion

December 15, 2020

In recent years, France and Egypt have developed a close relationship based on common interests in the Middle East. Some might suggest that it harkens back to the tradition established with Napoleon Bonaparte’s campaign in Egypt at the end of the 18th century. It led to the future emperor’s...

Saudi Arabia’s Risky Plan Comes Undone

November 27, 2017

Mohammad bin Salman’s plan to bring the Middle East under Saudi control is slowly unraveling.  I ended my last piece on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MBS) master plan for the Middle East with the question, “What could possibly go wrong?” The answer is, everything. There are...

Egyptian President Looks to Donald Trump

January 24, 2017

With Donald Trump in the White House, the Egyptian president is changing his tune. An Egyptian government decision to designate soccer icon Mohamed Aboutrika as a terrorist, coupled with the recent arrest of more than 30 militant football fans, puts to bed any hopes that President Abdel Fattah...