Egypt’s Sisi Is Sitting on a Powder Keg

Egypt’s Sisi Is Sitting on a Powder Keg
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a visit to Belgrade, Serbia, July 20, 2022 (AP photo by Darko Vojinovic).

The first signs of how the inability of established elites to prevent state collapse could generate new forms of popular resistance emerged in Lebanon in 2019, as economic collapse generated a wave of mass protests cutting across class and religious lines. Now, the turmoil in Lebanon may presage similar dynamics in Egypt that could have a much more dramatic global impact.

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