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Brenton Clark and Adel Abdel Ghafar

Post-January 25 Iranian-Egyptian Relations: A New Dawn?

[Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and the Shah of Iran upon his arrival at the Maadi Military Hospital on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt on March 24, 1980. Image by AP Photo.]

Iranian-Egyptian relations have been an often-overlooked aspect of Middle Eastern and international politics over the last thirty years, due in no small part to the almost complete lack of ties between the two states following Iran’s Islamic Revolution of 1979.  Whilst these two great Middle Eastern powers have been linked over thousands of years of history, the last thirty years have been characterized by a distinct lack of inter-state relations, and considerable ...

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Brenton Clark and Adel Abdel Ghafar

Brenton Clark
Brenton Clark is a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies (Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University in Canberra. He is currently researching Iran’s political influence in Tajikistan in the post-September 11 period. Follow him on twitter @bevo84   

Adel Abdel Ghafar
Adel Abdel Ghafar is a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies (Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University in Canberra. His dissertation is titled ‘A Political Economy of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution’, and his research involves investigating the roots of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Follow him on twitter @dooolism