HOW NEW IS EGYPT’S “NEW” FOREIGN POLICY? TRANSFORMATIONS AND PATHWAYS

HOW NEW IS EGYPT’S “NEW” FOREIGN POLICY? TRANSFORMATIONS AND PATHWAYS


Since 2014, Egyptian foreign policy has witnessed clear qualitative transformations, through which Cairo aimed to redraw its foreign policy, whether in its regional or international environments, based on relatively different determinants from those that were followed before 2014.
 

The main transformations were Egypt's orientation towards adhering to its independence, specifically towards the major powers, as well as working to balance its relations with these powers, in a way that achieves a high degree of flexibility in foreign policy, to achieve diversity in relations with various countries of the world, East and West, with the aim of preserving national interests.
 

However, despite the progress achieved by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry at various levels, it still suffers from many obstacles to its progress more broadly, which was reflected on its regional role in a number of files and issues in the region, as well as on the size of Egyptian initiatives towards those files.


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