Low Turnout at Polls Challenge Legitimacy of Egyptian Government

In spite of the government’s insistence that these elections were part of Egypt’s democratic transition, the low turnout indicates an erosion of political participation that has challenged the legitimacy of the nascent government.

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What We Are Reading

Key Reads   A divided Taliban clings to war in wake of leader’s death Pamela Constable / Washington Post New peace talks have been abruptly postponed, and the Taliban official named to replace Omar has just vowed to keep its religious war going in a desperate bid to unify the increasingly fractured movement. “We will continue […]

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American Security Project announces the launch of The Business Council for American Security (BCAS), a permanent membership group supporting ASP.

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Arming Egypt

Two years after imposing a weapons ban on Egypt, the US lifted the sanctions in March. Reinstating the $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt, the new policy intends to shift away from “cash-flow financing” (buying on credit) by 2018. This flow of aid has been widely debated. In order to understand his change […]

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Why Burundi’s Election Crisis Matters to the United States and the World

Burundi is currently undergoing an electoral crisis whose outcome is vitally important for the United States, African countries, and the world as a whole.

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The Prospects of Reform in Sudan

This editorial was originally published on The Huffington Post Blog, by Daniel Wagner, CEO of Country Risk Solutions (CRS) and author of the book “Managing Country Risk,” and John Bugnacki, an Adjunct Fellow with the American Security Project (ASP) and a research analyst with CRS. The Prospects of Reform in Sudan In spite of declarations to pursue […]

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Round Table: Making the Most of U.S. and Foreign Investment in Egypt

The newest frontier for U.S. and foreign investors in Egypt lies in the development and success of small business enterprises.

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Secretary Hagel Rejoins The American Security Project

The Board of Directors of the American Security Project officially welcomed one its founders, former senator and former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in rejoining the board.

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