Center for Strategic Communication

World Bank Loan Boosts Egypt’s Energy Reform

The World Bank has approved a $500 million dollar loan to Egypt for the Household Natural Gas Connection Project. This will be a major boost in solving Egypt’s energy crisis, and a welcome confidence building measure for the new government under El-Sisi. The Household...

What We Are Reading…July 29, 2014

EU Set to Widen Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine Tom Burridge / BBC The European Union is set to agree new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defense sectors over the conflict in Ukraine. Russia Violated 1987 Nuclear Missile Treaty Jim Kuhnenn...

What We Are Reading…July 14, 2014

U.S. Sees Risk in Assisting a Compromised Iraqi ForceEric Schmitt & Michael R. Gordon / The New York TimesA classified military assessment of Iraq’s security forces concludes that many units are so deeply infiltrated by either Sunni extremist informants or Shiite...

What We Are Reading…July 2, 2014

‘Iranian Fighter Jets Deployed’ to Help Iraq Fight ISISJonathan Marcus / BBCStrong evidence has emerged to suggest that Iran has supplied Iraq with Sukhoi Su-25 “Frogfoot” aircraft to help it try to halt the Isis offensive. Dempsey Discusses Use of Military Instrument...