Tag: Anwar Sadat

Egypt: The October War and the War of the Republics

Egypt: The October War and the War of the Republics

Egypt’s new status quo is a reaction to the very principles of the January 25 uprisings. On October 6, Egypt celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War with Israel — known to Egyptians as the October War — with an unprecedented level of popular emotional...

Is the Arab World Turning Back to Russia?

Is the Arab World Turning Back to Russia?

The Egyptian feint toward Moscow is probably a form of flirting. An Egyptian delegation heading to Moscow just after the United States cut $300 million out of its aid package to Cairo to punish the July 3 military coup, has raised speculation that Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s military...

Egypt: The Deep State and Democracy

Egypt: The Deep State and Democracy

Egypt is far from ripe to embark on a truly representative democracy.  Due to a widening disparity between the elitist “haves” and the preponderant disenfranchised “have-nots” in Egypt, the split could transform into a stark class division for decades to come. This...

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