Bitter Differences in the Gulf

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Qatari foreign policy has been incautious and provocative and Qatar is reaping what it sowed, although it can accurately describe its enemies as hypocrites. Hard to see anything but regime change satisfying Abu Dhabi, though Saudi Arabia would be content to compromise.

Egypt election 2018

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Presidential elections to take place early next year. Sisi to win by a landslide but has ruled out third term. No Islamists, but other candidates seek to use opportunity to highlight regime’s shortcomings.