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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

13th April 2015 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Branches Eulogize Slain Egyptian Jihadist

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb have issued eulogies for Hammam Attiyah, who led Ajnad Misr until his death earlier this month. Little is known about Attiyah, but the eulogies are a significant indication that Ajnad Misr operates as part of al Qaeda's international network. more...

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...

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