TITLE

Country Risk Summary: EGYPT

PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Middle East Monitor: East Med;May2004, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
The troubled Arab-Israeli peace process has received a major setback from Israel's assassination of the spiritual leader of Hamas, increasing the domestic political cost of Cairo's relations with Tel Aviv. Although Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's swift condemnation of the act, and protests remaining peaceful, the immediate risks are limited. However, the reduced prospects for peace raise longer-term risks of militant threats to Mubarak, with a strong possibility that a fragmented Hamas could give way to more internationalist extremist groups, and that the security outlook in Gaza could be further undermined by rising factionalism.
ACCESSION #
12922353

 

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