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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Regional chaos has given Egypt an opening to act without facing Western reprimand

Regional chaos has given President Abdel Fattah El Sisi an opening to take “aggressive measures” to stabilize Egypt without facing reprimand from the West, David Emeka Ogbogu writes for MarketMogul. “Pushing Sisi into political turmoil or into the hands of America’s adversaries would be disastrous for the West…Cairo knows this and has thus chosen to capitalise on the lack of options that Washington and their allies have.” Egypt is also capitalizing on its journey to becoming a regional gas hub to secure a position as an important economic force. Combined, these political and economic factors have discouraged the West from objecting to Egypt’s internal affairs.

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