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Bold Plans at Egypt’s Economic Summit, But Challenges Linger

14th March 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Bold Plans at Egypt’s Economic Summit, But Challenges Linger

Oren Kessler

Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has a flair for dramatic gestures. In his nine months in office, the Egyptian president has challenged the state’s Islamic establishment to reform the practice of its faith, interrupted Christmas mass at Cairo’s main cathedral to bless Egypt’s long-marginalized Copts, and announced plans for a new and improved Suez Canal to run alongside its aging predecessor. more...

Analysis & Commentary

14th March 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Bold Plans at Egypt’s Economic Summit, But Challenges Linger

Oren Kessler

Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has a flair for dramatic gestures. In his nine months in office, the Egyptian president has challenged the state’s Islamic establishment to reform the practice of its faith, interrupted Christmas mass at Cairo’s main cathedral to bless Egypt’s long-marginalized Copts, and announced plans for a new and improved Suez Canal to run alongside its aging predecessor. more...

25th February 2015 – War on the Rocks

ISIL’s International Expansion: What Does Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis’s Oath of Allegiance Mean?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The international expansion of the jihadist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has become a much-discussed topic. more...

18th February 2015 – US News and World Report

Putin in Cairo

Oren Kessler

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a hero’s welcome last week. more...

17th February 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses new Egyptian airstrikes against the Islamic State. more...

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