Transitional leaders are as much at the mercy of external forces and the realities of domestic concerns as much as they are governed by personal ambition and a sense of duty. Maged Atiya, an Egyptian-American physicist and businessman with a keen interest in Egyptian history, argues the same can be said for General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

To read more, see Atiya’s blog post on EgyptSource titled, “Sisi’s Transition: Pivoting Away from 1954?