It is clear that while the momentum of the Arab Uprisings of 2011 had been arrested – and, in Egypt, Syria, and Bahrain, reversed or crushed – the root causes that brought them about still exist and have, in most states, not been addressed and are “burning embers under the ashes.”
Hardly a year goes by without learned assessments that under the pressure of internal and regional challenges, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s luck may run out. However, this “weak man” of the Middle East continues to be one of the region’s islands of relative stability.
SAIS graduate Jennifer Fishkin contradicts several assumptions about the Egyptian uprising, evaluates the prospects for change, and discusses the consequences for today’s regime in Egypt in this provocative paper.
Growing terrorism in the Sinai peninsula is threatening peace between Egypt and Israel, a key stabilizer in the Middle East.