Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News explains how Egypt acts as a U.S. proxy in Africa and West Asia, and how Israeli and Western backing enables Egypt's government to continue repressive policies domestically.
Environmental activists and researchers say fossil-fuel lobbyists being granted access to policymaking processes poses the threat of slowing down climate action, Sandipan Talukdar reports for Peoples Dispatch.
The global climate meeting called COP27 (the 27th Conference of Parties) will be held November 6-18 in the remote Egyptian desert resort of Sharm el Sheikh. Given the repressive nature of the Egyptian government, this gathering will likely be different from others, where there have been large, raucous protests led by civil society groups. U.S.-based activist Medea Benjamin spoke with Egyptian journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous.