Tag Archives: H.A Hellyer

Egypt’s ‘classic authoritarian bargain’ proves to be the worst ever counterterrorism strategy


When it comes to the Middle East these days, the buzzword in the international community is “stabilization,” as opposed to “transition,” notes Asli Aydintasbas, a senior fellow at the European… Read more »

What the royal Saudi purge means: prelude to reform or power consolidation?


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has long been considered a bulwark of stability in the Persian Gulf region. But Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s extraordinary weekend roundup against alleged corruption shook… Read more »

Egypt’s is the ‘worst counterterrorism strategy ever invented’


Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi will be celebrated in Washington on Monday as a major ally in the fight against terrorism and radical Islamic extremism, as well as a supporter… Read more »

The ‘crisis of legitimacy’ fueling ISIS


The impulse to separate Islam from the sins and crimes of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is understandable. But saying something for the right reasons doesn’t necessarily make… Read more »

Scenarios for Egypt’s ‘Republic of Fear’


British Prime Minister David Cameron has invited Egypt’s president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi for talks in the UK, Downing Street has confirmed, despite concerns over the former army chief’s authoritarianism and human rights… Read more »