With Libya still a shambles and without the United States involved, Egypt lashes out.
The new president cares less about human rights than his predecessor. But does that make him a friend of Egypt?
There can only be a deep state when the state is weak. That’s the case in Egypt, but not in the United States.
Rather than assume more responsibility themselves, some middle powers are switching patrons.
The Egyptian strongman has to balance the interests of the army, security services, judges and tycoons.
Egypt’s parliamentary elections are really a competition between the army and big business.
The deal cements France’s growing role as the arms supplier of Western-allied Arab states.
The discovery of a huge gasfield off the Egyptian coast couldn’t have come at a better time for the Arab nation.
Not wanting to be seen as leaning too heavily toward Iran, the United States resume military assistance to Egypt.
Arab strikes could drive a wedge the Houthis and Saleh loyalists, making a ground invasion less likely.