South Sudan’s Peace Agreement… A Word of Caution

On 26 August, 2015, South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement in Juba with rebel leader Riek Machar. Machar, who was the former vice president of South Sudan, broke off in December 2013 sparking a civil war that has ripped apart the newest country in the world. Although Machar had already signed the agreement in Addis Ababa on 17 August, Kiir had called for a two-week extension for further consultations. […]

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Welcome Note by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

It is my pleasure to launch the new blog of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This initiative aims to provide an informal platform for diplomats and officials, and equally scholars, academics and thinkers to contribute to debates on Egypt’s foreign policy and to share their comments, thoughts and analyses on Egypt’s role in the […]

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International Perspectives on the Suez Canal Expansion Project

Many opinions have been voiced recently regarding the Suez Canal expansion project (also known as the ‘New Suez Canal’), warranting a closer look at the project’s expected economic impact and how it is projected to boost Egypt’s economic recovery. At the outset, it is important to lay out some factual information about the project. Completed […]

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