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The Ever Given blocks the Suez Canal. The Ever Given blocks the Suez Canal almost a week after it got stuck sideways in the crucial waterway, March 29, 2021 (AP photo by Mohamed Elshahed).

Sisi’s Development Dreams and the Blocked Suez Canal

Monday, March 29, 2021

Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Managing Editor Frederick Deknatel highlights a major unfolding story in the Middle East, while curating some of the best news and analysis from the region. Subscribers can adjust their newsletter settings to receive Middle East Memo by email every week.

Everyone, it seems, has been searching for meaning in the gigantic container ship stuck in the Suez Canal—which was finally freed Monday, six days after blocking one of the most vital shipping routes in the world. For all the memes that have proliferated online, there is also some analysis: for example, that this is a “warning about excessive globalization” and its “bottlenecks,” given the fragility of a global supply chain that can be derailed by one sideways ship in Egypt. ...

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