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Of all of Egypt’s borders, the northeast border with Gaza/Israel remains the most strategically delicate
Despite long historical ties, the border between Egypt and Sudan remains an issue beset by periodic tensions​
While Egypt has firmed up security on its western border, the crisis in Libya sustains border threats
How has China managed to become the driving force of the global economy in just the last 30 years
Reconciling macroeconomic pressures unleashed by the government’s economic reform programme will be one of the main tasks of President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi’s second term
Improving safety nets for the poor and vulnerable, and reforming the health and educational systems should be high on the government’s list of policy priorities
The re-unification of the Libyan National Army is at the top of Egypt’s legitimate national-security interests in the country
The conflict in Libya has cost the jobs of at least one million of the most vulnerable Egyptian workers, underlining the economic stakes of finding a solution
Egypt’s initiatives to reach a diplomatic solution to the Libyan crisis are designed to bring stability to the country and to respect the views of regional stakeholders
Egypt needs a comprehensive deradicalisation strategy to counter the spread of extremist ideas
The close relationship between Egypt’s foreign policy and national security has been underlined during the first term of President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi
After years of neglecting its neighbours in Africa, Egypt’s new outlook on foreign policy after the 2013 revolution has been especially welcome in regard to the Nile Basin states
Many agree that Egypt’s reform programme was necessary. But as the economy starts to revive, decision-makers must keep an eye on formulating a comprehensive social policy
In addition to their enormous human costs, the conflicts in the Middle East will have long-term negative effects on the economic prospects of the countries concerned
Critics say that Egypt has focused on infrastructure over human resources in its development drive. But not only is this not true, it misunderstands what drives development
Caution has been the watchword of Egyptian policy on Yemen, though if further deterioration occurs, Cairo may be forced to intervene
Egypt saw progress on combating terrorism in 2017, but more needs to be done, especially in activating the roles of the individual and civil society in counter-terrorism efforts
The government’s ongoing economic reform programme is designed to put an end to years of economic mismanagement and stop-gap solutions
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