Egypt walking a dangerous tightrope amid fears of war spilling over border

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The al-Sisi regime is seeking to rein in its neighbour at a time when senior Israeli officials are openly countenancing moves such as an expansion of the war into other countries and mass displacement of Palestinians, suggests Dr HA Hellyer, senior associate fellow in international security studies at the Royal United Services Institute and non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “Egypt is keenly aware of the dangers in terms of the policy options that the Israelis are willing to entertain, that really threaten the security architecture of the region,” he said.