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When Egypt’s Leader Visits Washington, Understand the Regime the President is Blessing

Expand U.S. President Donald Trump and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi walk the colonnade at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 3, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters In early February, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi proposed constitutional amendments in a move that, if successful, will further enhance that country’s authoritarian rule. The amendments — which are expected to be approved by parliament by the end of the month — will dramatically expand military control over the government and undermine judicial independence. It is with this process underway that President Sisi will…

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