With the rapid ascent and all-but-certain candidacy of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for Egypt’s presidency, many have questioned the motivation behind the Egyptian military’s desire to reenter the political arena and manage the messy transition.  Safa Joudeh, a Cairo-based broadcast and print journalist, takes a deeper look at the relationship between this power play and the military’s economic interests. In her EgyptSource blog post, titled “Egypt’s Military: Protecting its Sprawling Economic Empire,” Joudeh outlines the military’s economic interests, the threats to it as a result of the democratic transition, and the detrimental effects of military domination on the Egyptian economy. To read more on EgyptSource, click here.