ON THE CURRENT POLITICAL IMPASSE IN EGYPT
Egypt is the historic cultural and political leader of the Arab world. Not only has it been integral in its diplomatic relations with the Middle East and Northern Africa, it played a major role in its relations with major world powers. Egypt serves as the gateway between Africa and the Middle East. The current political impasse is reflected not only on deteriorating economic conditions in the country but also this internal political crisis could have dire regional consequences. The economic crisis and the need to uphold Egypt’s regional role will be discussed later. Let us now discuss the internal political landscape.