The Egyptian regime is using the public’s unfamiliarity with the term “forced disappearances” to discredit allegations of the crime.
The strikes on Syria by the U.S., France, and the U.K. will make it less likely for its regime to use chemical weapons. They also represent a setback for Iran.
Efforts to control inflation and the budget deficit have led Egypt’s external debt to approach $90 billion—and could ultimately expose the country to risking default.
Syria’s hastily drafted Law No. 10 of 2018 makes it even more difficult for displaced Syrians and refugees to come home, codifying the fact that the regime does not want them to return.
Seven years after Tunisia’s revolution, some long-awaited steps in transitional justice have been made, but recent setbacks are threatening the potential for substantial progress.
Adjustments to Egypt’s foreign assistance package from the U.S. confirm its concern over Egyptian relations with North Korea and suggest Egypt’s diminishing role as a key regional U.S. ally.
With Egypt’s election period becoming virtually a single-candidate race, reporters have been left with very little to cover apart from the impromptu dance parties on Cairo’s streets.
As polls open for what is difficult to describe sincerely as a presidential election, one must ask the question: Why would the Egyptian government and President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi put on such a farce in such an obvious manner, undermining any credibility for this vote?
New steps taken by Egyptian authorities ahead of the presidential election indicate that the state is embarking on a path of heightened surveillance and criminalization of independent thought.
While Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch may help Erdogan meet personal and national security objectives, it will also bring serious consequences for Turkey and the region.