A slew of ruling by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, have turned the clock back to the Mubarak era. On Friday, at least 31 Egyptian soldiers died in Sinai attacks blamed on militants.
Former President Hosni Mubarak was given a three-year jail sentence for embezzling $17 million. But Egypt's current elite, largely identical to its old one, is unlikely to stop using the government for personal enrichment.
Israel is preparing to export a portion of its offshore natural gas reserves. The resulting business partnerships could hurdle political obstacles to better relations with neighbors.
An Egyptian court sentenced 529 alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death last month, and reactions from investors, businesses, and tourists aren't looking good for Egypt's economy.