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Egypt: the strongman is back

The government of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is cracking down in Egypt

By Wendell Steavenson  

Egyptian and US jets fly over the pyramids at Giza during joint training exercises in 1983: Sisi has returned to “the old Cold War game of playing America off against Russia.”

The military regime in Egypt poses a sharp dilemma for western governments as they try to help stabilise the Middle East. Since Abdel Fattah el-Sisi seized power…

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