This Week in Review: Deja Vu at Arab Summit and Egypt’s Military Aid

This week on Monkey Cage:

Tamara Cofman Wittes of the Brookings Institution lays out the politics of restoring Egypt’s aid, writing “the decision is more significant than it seems – not an unvarnished “win” for Sissi, but one that presents him an opportunity.”

POMEPS Director Marc Lynch reviews the final resolution produced during the 2015 Arab League Summit and finds that, “Nothing in it, from the warnings about Iranian power to the counter-terrorism agenda to the ignoring of democracy and political freedoms would have felt out of place in 2009 – the last time the Saudis launched a doomed war against the Houthis in Yemen.”

For a little comparative perspective, Seva Gunitsky of the University of Toronto shares new research that reveals how social media helps dictators in Russia, China, and the Middle East.

POMEPS Update: We are accepting proposals for winter Winter 2015-2016 Travel-Research-Engagement (TRE) Grants. Click here for details.

 

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