David E. Sanger in Thursday's Times on secrecy and Mr. Sisi:
"After more than two decades of traveling with American presidents and chief diplomats — on visits to places that have included some of the world’s most repressive nations — I am used to watching leaders disappear behind closed doors. But not even being allowed to see the doors close sets something of a new standard."
Read the article here.
Compared to Mr. Sisi Mr. Mubarak was a poster boy for transparency.
Mr. Sisi is the prize we pay for stability, at least that's the doctrine of realpolitik.