03 July 2020

Once leaders of the Arab world, Egypt has surrendered that role under Sisi


Seven years of Sisi has rendered Egypt a client state that has abandoned all previous constants of its foreign policy.Seven years ago today, the then Defense Minister, now President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el Sisi, led a coup against Egypt’s only freely elected president, Mohammad Morsi.  The coup had been preceded by a massive wave of public protests, led by a the so-called Tamarrod (“rebellion”) movement, which initially gave the impression to the world that this was a popular movement, even [...]