EGYPT’S FOREIGN POLICY UNDER ABDEL FATTAH EL-SISI
The article covers revolutionary changes in Egyptian foreign policy after the rise
to power of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The authors note that the new President introduced a multidimensional
policy, taking steps away from traditional dependence on the United States of America.
To this end Egypt diversified suppliers for armed forces with the assistance of France and
the Russian Federation, simultaneously expanding economic ties with China and the EU countries.
The focus on the GCC monarchies that provide significant financial assistance to the
regime also remains the important component of the Egyptian foreign policy. The article states
that the aggravation of water shortages forces Egypt to conduct more active relations with
African states, primarily with the Nile basin countries, but those attempts are “too little, too
late”. The authors conclude that after exhausting all diplomatic means, Egypt can apply military
force to protect its own water security against Ethiopia, but such policy will lead to direct
clash with the United States of America and deterioration of Egyptian influence in Africa.
Key words: Egypt, multipolar foreign policy, "Sisi doctrine", GCC, USA, China, the Russian
Federation, France, water security.
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