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Factbox: Egypt and North Korea

On September 12, during a visit to Seoul, South Korea, Egypt’s Defense Minister reportedly announced that Egypt would be severing military ties with the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea. The alleged announcement and subsequent speculation, which was not immediately confirmed by the Egyptian government, comes as the United States …

Egypt deepens militaristic ties with Russia, purchases 50 fighter jets

In a series of efforts to strengthen the Egyptian-Russian militaristic bond, Russia is set to supply Egypt with 50 MiG-29 fighter jets. Contracts have been signed by both parties and delivery is already underway, according to Russian news agency TASS quoting Vladamir Kozihin, the Russian presidential aide for military and …

U.S. Aid to Egypt Should Hinge on Rule of Law

The United States Department of State announced three weeks ago that it would withhold $95.7 million in aid from Egypt and delay a further $195 million because of the country’s lack of respect for human rights. This decision surprised analysts as much as it reportedly startled the Egyptian government. Recent …