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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 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...

17th February 2015 – Quoted by Ivan Plis - The Daily Caller

Egypt Strikes Back Against ISIS In Libya — At Least For Now

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Sunday’s release of an ISIS video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya prompted a swift military reprisal from Egypt, despite a messy civil war and potentially limited fighting capacity. more...

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