Egypt handed over two uninhabited islands to Saudi Arabia, sparking the largest mass protests in Cairo since 2014. Both governments say they want to maintain close ties, according to journalist Sarah El Sirgany, but conflicting expectations, dissatisfied citizens, and domestic transformations threaten to destabilize this crucial alliance.
Research Article|December 01 2016
Islands Apart: Why the Saudi-Egypt Alliance is on the Rocks
World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 89-95.
Sarah El Sirgany; Islands Apart: Why the Saudi-Egypt Alliance is on the Rocks. World Policy Journal 1 December 2016; 33 (4): 89–95. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-3813027
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