By Dr. James M. Dorsey, September 13, 2019
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Russia, backed by China, is hoping to exploit mounting doubts in the Persian Gulf about the reliability of the US as the region’s sole security guarantor. It is proposing a radical overhaul of the security architecture in the area, which is home to massive oil and gas reserves and some of the world’s most strategic waterways.
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Egypt on Wednesday handed down prison sentences against leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, charging them with spying for foreign organizations and financing terrorism. The court sentenced 11 people, including Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guide Mohammed Badie, to life in prison. Five others received jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years. Egyptian authorities have been leading a crackdown against thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters since the ouster of the late President Mohammed Morsi in 2013. Read More
Despite figures indicating an increase in the Egyptian exports to Africa, there still seem to be several obstacles facing Egyptian exports to the continent.