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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Kerry Meets el-Sissi In Cairo, Walks A Fine Line

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Sunday’s hours-long visit to Cairo by U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, the highest-level American official to meet with newly inaugurated Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, was a study in nuance. On the one hand, Kerry telegraphed concern over the Cairo government’s crackdown on dissidents of […]

June 23, 2014

Egypt’s Likely New Leader Faces Economic Deja Vu

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — With Egypt’s former defense chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on a glide path to the presidency, virtually every day brings an ominous new sign of what is likely to emerge as the greatest threat to his rule. And it’s not his archenemy, the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s the economy, floundering […]

May 19, 2014