November 24, 2014 | Quote

Egypt, the Most Important Arab Nation, Is an ISIS Target

Egypt has historically been one of the most stable countries in the Middle East. Today, after the failed 2011 “Arab Spring” and shake-up of official power, Egypt’s economy is crippled. The tourism industry is dead. Many other vital sectors are in a bad shape, like electricity and gas. Half of the population is on or below the poverty line.

While Egypt is facing a surging rebellion in its eastern border, another threat is escalating from the west. “Egypt faces a low-level but potentially combustible security situation on its Western border with Libya, which has become one of the world’s biggest open-air arms markets. In July, Libyan militants killed 21 Egyptian border guards manning the frontier between the two countries,” said Oren Kessler, deputy director of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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