A sweeping account of Egypt in the modern era: what Egypt is, what it stands for, and its relation to the world.
A critical examination of how the legacies of military control in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey affect political development in these countries, highlighting the often-overlooked difficulties of promoting democratic change in military-dominated political systems.
CFR Senior Fellow Steven A. Cook outlines the risk factors and warning signs of a solvency crisis in Egypt in this Contingency Planning Memorandum and offers policy options to prevent such a crisis or mitigate its consequences.
Egypt is now entering a period of political transition with the expectation that President Hosni Mubarak's almost twenty-eight-year tenure will shortly come to an end. This Center for Preventive Action Contingency Planning Memorandum assesses the possibility of a troubled leadership succession or an Islamist push for political power, the implications for the United States, and policy steps the U.S. government might take depending on what it determines as its broader policy objectives in Egypt.
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Please join our panelists as they discuss the situation in Egypt, the impact on U.S. interests, and recommendations for U.S. policy.
This is the first in the "What to Do About…" series. Each will highlight a specific issue and feature experts who will put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions in a mock high-level U.S. government meeting.
Reforming the Muslim Brotherhood, Expert Brief, by Ed Husain, October 31, 2013
Issue Guide: Egypt's Escalating Crisis, by Zachary Laub, August 27, 2013
CFR blog From the Potomac to the Euphrates, by Steven A. Cook
Egyptians headed to the polls Monday in the first parliamentary elections since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak amid deepening divisions in society and concern about the nation's direction. Join CFR senior fellow Ed Husain, who is currently in Cairo, for an analysis of the elections and the path ahead.
Ahead of Egypt's first presidential election since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, join Steven A. Cook and Michele Dunne to assess the country's current political landscape and U.S. policy options moving forward.
Two years after Egyptian uprisings toppled the Mubarak regime, instability grips the country and ideological tensions among secular and Islamist factions have continued to dominate Egyptian politics. New political parties and coalitions are emerging, but the Muslim Brotherhood has maintained widespread influence. Please join us for a discussion of the political challenges facing Egypt and the outlook for the Muslim Brotherhood with Dr. AbdulMawgoud Dardery, spokesperson of the foreign relations committee of the Freedom and Justice Party and a former member of Egypt's post-revolution parliament.
The Egyptian government's widening crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members, including a surge in death sentences, threatens to radicalize a new generation of Egyptians and spawn jihadist violence, writes CFR's Ed Husain.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood needs to withdraw and reform if it's to become a viable political force in the years ahead. CFR's Ed Husain highlights a course for change.
Even before Egyptians cast ballots for a new president this week, they will have engineered a surprising shift in power that reflects impressive strides, writes CFR's Steven Cook.
Addressing Egypt's economically debilitating subsidy system will be hard amid political transition, but with the country's social contract under review, the time is ripe for reform needed to put the country on a more viable economic path, says CFR's Isobel Coleman.
Uncertainty pervades Cairo as the country weighs its post-Mubarak democratic options. Washington should stand ready to assist an Egyptian-led transformation, writes CFR's Robert Danin.
Egypt's post-Mubarak transition parallels Indonesia's post-Suharto, argues CFR's Karen Brooks. Indonesia's example indicates the Muslim Brotherhood should be incorporated into Egyptian politics rather than marginalized, she says.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
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The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
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