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A year of opportunities with the East

  Amid Egypt’s fluctuating relations with the West, notably unstable US aid and conflicts with Germany over the human rights situation, Egypt’s foreign affairs were given wider directions to encompass the Eastern Block. Below is an outline of the major points in Egypt’s turn to the East. August 2014: President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi visited Russia, highlighting ties between …

Daily News Egypt

Ahmed M El-Wahsh

Bilateral Agreements with Russia: Elimination of the US dollar

By Ahmed M El-Wahsh In light of recent events and happenings across Cairo – from the Tahrir memorial to the deaths at the Air Defence Stadium and Vladimir Putin’s visit – Egypt faces an unsettling currency change against its Egyptian pound to the American dollar. With that being said, the Russian leader met with Abdel …

Daily News Egypt

Russian would not lobby Egypt to cut ties with the EU, Professor of Political Economy at Cairo University says AFP Photo

What Egypt and Russia want

Egyptian-Russian relations have been cold for around 40 years, but as Putin visits Egypt, the foreign policy game is changing for both countries

Aya Nader