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When Crisis Looms: Egypt’s Approach to Regional Security in the Middle East

July 27, 2022
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Global threats now throw shadows onto tomorrow, with nations struggling to keep up with climate change, glorified warfare, and the realities of resource scarcity. Egypt in particular has not only inherited global traumas—such as a lack of water security, food shortages, and inflation—but continues to grapple with homegrown concerns of instability and terrorism. On Saturday, 16 July, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi addressed the Jeddah Security and Development Summit with an elaborate, five-tier strategy-oriented approach to reinstating “sustainable and comprehensive stability” in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The five axes are a function of long-term goals, featured consistently in pan-Arab dialogues, while others are more time-sensitive and imminently relevant such as COP27. Here is a breakdown of the Al-Sisi cabinet’s ideal vision for a more secure, regionally stabilized MENA. Axis I: Palestine and a Two-State Solution For decades, the Palestinean cause has been a corner of discord and regional tension in the Middle East and North Africa, with parties oscillating between sides, agendas fluctuating, and an unending influx of international intervention. Between the wars waged in the name of Palestine, mobilized by Egyptian visionary and polarizing figure Gamal…

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