The geopolitics of Egypt: Strengths, Opportunities, Constraints and Vulnerabilities
June 28, 2016
Geographically, Egypt is located at the crossroads of several areas that are sometimes homogeneous and other times contradictory. These areas offer Egypt multiple opportunities to position itself in the region and in the world. However, the country is forced to manage its neighborhood’s contradictions. Historically, Egypt has inherited a past leadership that it is unable to maintain in absence of adequate leverage capacity. Its current resources and problems handicap its dream of regaining its former glory. But above all, and before dreaming of greatness, Egypt must fill the gap left by the turmoil of the Arab Spring between the different factions of its people.