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Al-Sisi’s blindside

A safe car journey often begins with adjusting the driver’s mirrors enabling him to better watch the road. However, in autocratic countries, driving rulers tend to adjust their mirrors to look at themselves rather than watching the road – a behaviour that might eventually lead to accident. Egypt, under Al-Sisi’s regime, is certainly keeping a …

Mohammed Nosseir

Lack of trust between Turkey and China

Turkish President Erdogan is traveling to Beijing to mend ties between the two countries. The Turkish leader is expected to discuss a number of contentious issues with the Chinese leadership, including the Uighur crisis. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a lot to discuss with his Chinese hosts in Beijing during his two-day official visit which ends on July 30….

Deutsche Welle

The President in Berlin: Reductio ad absurdum

By Mohamed Selim Whoever scheduled the President of Egypt’s visit to Berlin from 2 June to 4 June must be a political genius. That person/entity must be so perceptive that in order for the President’s visit to occur without any undesirable media frenzy, and thus achieve all its goals, it should take place in the …

Daily News Egypt

How much longer can Al-Sisi play solo?

    “You told me you were going to be like a bulldozer which paves the way…where is that bulldozer?” This figure of speech was used by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, aimed at Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb in a Sunday public speech. “President kids PM”, newspapers headlines read the next morning. But anybody who followed …

Amira El-Fekki