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“Rapprochement” Aside,  Egypt and Qatar Remain Rivals

29th December 2014 – Now Lebanon

“Rapprochement” Aside,  Egypt and Qatar Remain Rivals

Oren Kessler , David Andrew Weinberg

Over the last week, Cairo sacked a hardline anti-Islamist intelligence chief, Doha suspended its pro-Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian channel, and officials from both sides took turns singing the other's praises. Don’t be fooled, however: as long as Doha and Cairo have fundamentally-opposed regional agendas, they’ll be able to agree to little more than ad hoc concessions and empty gestures. more...

Analysis & Commentary

25th January 2015 – Quoted by Sean Savage - JNS

Bucking Stereotypes, Egypt’s El-Sisi Fights Terror and Seeks ‘Revolution’ in Islam

Oren Kessler

As the world continues to grapple with a new wave of Islamic extremism, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has emerged as an unlikely Middle East leader willing to confront terrorism both militarily and ideologically. more...

29th December 2014 – Now Lebanon

“Rapprochement” Aside,  Egypt and Qatar Remain Rivals

Oren Kessler , David Andrew Weinberg

Over the last week, Cairo sacked a hardline anti-Islamist intelligence chief, Doha suspended its pro-Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian channel, and officials from both sides took turns singing the other's praises. Don’t be fooled, however: as long as Doha and Cairo have fundamentally-opposed regional agendas, they’ll be able to agree to little more than ad hoc concessions and empty gestures. more...

27th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State’s ‘Provinces’ Claim Attacks in Egypt, Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State's "provinces" in Egypt and Libya claimed recent attacks in both countries via jihadist supporters earlier today. The group's claims of responsibility were first obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. more...

19th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

Egyptian Jihadists Thank State Department for ‘Blessing’ of Terrorist Designation

Thomas Joscelyn

Ajnad Misr says in a statement that the US is the real "terrorist" organization, and claims to be fighting a "global system" that seeks to thwart the revolution in Egypt. The group's rhetoric is similar to al Qaeda's. more...

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