Russia and the Multipolar Tug-of-War Over Egypt

By Andrew Korybko Egypt is the largest country in the Arab world, and correspondingly, it has always been a heavyweight in regional affairs. For nearly the past half century, from 1974 to 2013, the country was firmly under the command of the US, hampering its ability to craft an independent foreign policy. Since overthrowing Morsi,…

US Resumes Financial and Military Aid to Egypt

Resumption of US military aid to Egypt after former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi sworn in as president shows Washington supported last year’s military coup, a political analyst says. “This proves that the United States supported the military coup against the government of Mohamed Morsi last year,” editor of Pan-African News Wire Abayomi Azikiwe told…

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is Egypt’s New President (Update June 3, 2014)

El-Sisi wins Egypt’s presidential race with 96.92% Ahram Online, Tuesday 3 Jun 2014 Egypt’s Presidential Elections Commission (PEC) has declared former military chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi Egypt’s new president, confirming that he won 23.78 million votes (96.91 percent) in the 26-28 May election. El-Sisi’s sole contender, leftist Hamdeen Sabahi, took a modest 757,511 of the votes (3.9 percent). According…