May 28, 2014

Sisi's Big Day Is a Bust

David Kenner, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

The Egyptian election was supposed to bring the former Army chief to office on a massive wave of popular support. So why did so many voters stay home?

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TAGGED: Middle East, Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi


May 26, 2014
Why Egyptians Will Vote for Sisi
Tawfik Hamid, Al Jazeera
General Abdul Fattah el-Sisi has won most of the votes of Egyptians who live overseas. And many feel he is likely to dominate the upcoming presidential election on May 26-27. There are a number of reasons why these Egyptians... more ››
May 20, 2014
Egypt's Next President
Ursula Lindsey, The Arabist
Now that campaigning for Egypt’s presidential election is well underway and Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El Sisi has made several media appearances, some observations can be made about the man who is expected to be Egypt’s next... more ››
May 26, 2014
U.S. Needs Regional Strategy in Mideast
Harrison & Fardoust, TNI
The president was correct to rebut the charge that he should be more aggressive in his responses to events, particularly when it comes to the turmoil roiling the Middle East. Past interventions by the current administration,... more ››
May 25, 2014
Egypt Is Profoundly Unstable
Richard Wike, Foreign Policy
Sisi may win the election, but Egypt is far from stable. more ››
The Brotherhood’s lack of realism is nothing new. Claiming to represent “true Islam,” the Brotherhood has long overestimated its popularity within Muslim-majority Egypt, and its leaders therefore cannot believe... more ››