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President of Egypt at the 2018 Beijing Summit at the Great Hall of the People in China, Sept. 4, 2018

President El-Sisi’s Egypt: Quietly rebuilding economic strength

Following his 2013 coup d’etat that was sternly criticized in Washington and European capitals, Egypt’s former defense minister, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, was elected the country’s president by an overwhelming margin. After five years in charge of the most populous Arab country, Mr. El-Sisi has accumulated a predictably shoddy record on human rights but a surprisingly strong one as an economic reformer and agent of stability in the turbulent region.

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