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Egypt: Caught between the Libyan threat and the pandemic
Egypt’s situation has recently suffered a double blow. The pandemic has crippled its economy, while the defeat of its Libyan ally, Field Marshal Haftar, means Cairo will need to recalibrate its involvement in Libya’s civil war. Meanwhile, President El-Sisi still has to contend with the insurgency in Sinai and the threat of drought caused by the unsolved issue of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam (GERD).