Back to the complete issue
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.

Enterprise is a daily publication of Enterprise Ventures LLC, an Egyptian limited liability company (commercial register 83594), and a subsidiary of Inktank Communications. Summaries are intended for guidance only and are provided on an as-is basis; kindly refer to the source article in its original language prior to undertaking any action. Neither Enterprise Ventures nor its staff assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, whether in the form of summaries or analysis. © 2021 Enterprise Ventures LLC.

Enterprise is available without charge thanks to the generous support of Commercial International Bank (tax ID: 204-891-949), the largest private-sector bank in Egypt; EFG Hermes (tax ID: 200-178-385), the leading financial services corporation in frontier emerging markets; SODIC (tax ID: 212-168-002), a leading Egyptian real estate developer; SomaBay (tax ID: 204-903-300), our Red Sea holiday partner; Infinity (tax ID: 474-939-359), the ultimate way to power cities, industries, and homes directly from nature right here in Egypt; CIRA (tax ID: 200-069-608), the leading providers of K-12 and higher level education in Egypt; Orascom Construction (tax ID: 229-988-806), the leading construction and engineering company building infrastructure in Egypt and abroad; and Act Financial (tax ID: 493-924-612), the leading activist investor in Egypt; and Abu Auf (tax ID: 584-628-846), the leading health foodmaker in Egypt and the region.