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Bill Longstaff: Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and déjà vu

That Egyptian general Abdel Fattah el-Sisi intends to return the country to military rule becomes increasingly clear. Leader of the July 2013 coup against then President Mohamed Morsi, Sisi is running in the May 26-27 presidential election which he is expected to win in a landslide. He is highly popular and is systematically eliminating the . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and déjà vu

Bill Longstaff: Morsi’s brave initiative

Egypt and Iran have barely been on speaking terms for some time. An Egyptian leader hasn’t visited Tehran since the Islamic revolution in 1979. But new president Mohamed Morsi intends to change that. This week he is attending the Non-Aligned Movement summit hosted by Iran.

Apparently, Morsi’s visit will be short and largely symbolic but . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Morsi’s brave initiative