Egypt is no exception. It is taking out bets, not planning. The political class and elite are furious with the Gulf countries
In the past three years, it has become common for Egyptians to hear stories of those who left Egypt -- a friend, a friend of a friend, a cousin, a neighbor, an acquaintance, a well-known activist, a public figure -- all packed their things and dreams they cherished for Egypt in the wake of the revolution, and off then went. To Canada, to the US, to Australia, to Europe, to the Arab Gulf, to Turkey -- and elsewhere.
Sisi is failing despite the overwhelming financial and military support of the Gulf and the West.
After members of a Cairo-based satirical troupe were arrested, citizens are asking the government, "Does a mobile phone camera shake you?"
COPENHAGEN -- Egypt's president said to the family of the murdered Italian student, "We'll find who killed Giulio." For Italians, those words were followed only by deception and delays.
The Man Who Built the "Walt Disney Castle" Loved Her Sisi won not only the heart of the world's most powerful emperor, but
My dream is that 40 years from now, the terrible carnage now wracking the Middle East will give way to building and utilizing knowledge for the betterment of humankind. For Egypt, it would be a return to its civilizational roots as a world center of learning. For me, it would complete the circle of my personal destiny.
Egypt's Sisi is no moderniser or reformer. Nor is the military establishment that he hails from. His core trait when it comes to ideology and thought is his being opposed to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group, and that could be largely related to power struggle more than it is to ideology.
Sisi's state is franticly trying to suppress a movement it claims to have already suppressed. As Egypt's central security chief declared they "will not allow another revolution," the hashtag "the people demand the downfall of the regime" quietly became the top trending topic in the Arab Twittersphere.
Wherever you look in the chaos of Egypt today, the finger points at one man Sisi, and one institution the Egyptian army. It is he and it, not "foreign hands" which are at the epicenter of the country's instability.