Egypt: Saudi Arabia’s pawn in game of Middle East politics

Former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak was 'sacrificed' (photo:dpa)
Former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak was 'sacrificed' (photo:dpa)

The role of Egypt, the most populous Arab country, in Middle East politics has shifted from regional leader to follower under the influence of Saudi Arabia. This change in regional dynamics becomes even more geopolitically challenging as relations between the Saudis and the United States hit a new low over America’s stance on talking with Iran – the Saudis greatest regional enemy.

<i>Egypt's domestic security, social and economic instability is set to continue over the next few years. Saudi Arabia has emerged as Egypt's main financial backer replacing the US. Egypt's 30-year links with America have been weakened by America’s position regarding the current military-backed govern...

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