April 17, 2015

Is the Muslim Brotherhood the Key to Egypt's War on Terror?

By Alexander Velez-Green

As Egypt seeks to reclaim its prominence in regional affairs, President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi must acknowledge the fact that his rule is not infallible.

The Arab Spring showed that Egyptians have the power to remove their leader, and if he cannot provide them with security, then he will be next. That is why el-Sisi is cracking down so hard on Islamic terrorism today. But his counterterrorism strategy will not work. Today’s security environment is different from the one his predecessors fought in. The rise of ISIL, fall of Libya, and democratization of information, all require a new approach. To stay in power—and continue to work with America towards common regional interests—President el-Sisi must bring the Muslim Brotherhood back into the political fold.

Read the full op-ed in The National Interest.

  • Podcast
    • April 11, 2017
    The U.S. Military Role in Libya: Where are we now?

    Nicholas Heras, Bacevich Fellow at CNAS, discusses the U.S. military role in Libya and local partner forces in the fight against ISIS. Hosted by Neal Urwitz....

    By Nicholas Heras & Neal Urwitz

  • Reports
    • April 20, 2016
    Reset, Negotiate, Institutionalize

    Since the start of the Arab revolutions five years ago, the Middle East has experienced unprecedented instability. In such an impossibly fluid situation, the initial response ...

    By Ilan Goldenberg

    • Commentary
    • February 10, 2016
    In Libya, No Unity without Security

    In late January, Libya’s internationally recognized parliament overwhelmingly rejected a slate of candidates to lead a proposed national unity government. Several days later, ...

    By Alice Hunt Friend

    • Congressional Testimony
    • March 24, 2015
    Dr. Dafna Rand before Senate Committee on Armed Services on U.S. Middle East Policy

    Deputy Director of Studies Dr. Dafna Rand testified before the Senate Committee on Armed Services on U.S. Middle East Policy....

    By Dafna Rand

View All Reports View All Articles & Multimedia