Egypt’s challenges between East & West

The re-emergence of the Democratic Party as the ruling power in Washington is a challenge to the foreign and even domestic policies of the Sisi regime in Cairo. President Abd el Fatah a-Sisi, then a General, ousted President Morsi because he was too close to the Moslem Brotherhood, whose rise was partly related to the Obama-Biden Administration’s hostility towards Hosni Mubarak. Sisi’s conclusion was that he had to diversify Egypt’s strategic ties and strengthen his ties with Russia, both because it is less shocked by human rights problems and as a rising power in the region while the U.S., under Trump as well, wished to lessen its involvement. Now Sisi is facing Biden, with a host of issues, such as Libya, Syria, terrorism versus human rights, Iran, Arms Sales, the Eastern Mediterranean, Israeli-Palestinian peace and the Ethiopian Dam. So how does Sisi maneuver between Putin and Biden?

Guests Dr. Eran Lerman, Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute of Strategy and Security and a Lecturer at Shalem College, Jerusalem, also joining us from another locations in northern Israel is Dr. Fadi Essmaeel, Research Fellow, ICT/IDC, and Amir Oren.

Studio Jerusalem

Serien ger tittaren en djupare förståelse av aktuella händelser i Israel och Mellanöstern. Expertsamtalen leds av Jonathan Hessen, nyhetsankare på TV7 Israel News.
  • Första sändningen: 2021-03-09, Himlen TV7
  • Avsnitt nummer: 587
  • Längd: 30 min
  • Talade språk:
  • engelska
  • Översättningar:
  • finska, svenska