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5 Signs President Trump Leads Like a Middle East Dictator
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5 Signs President Trump Leads Like a Middle East Dictator

Author Brian Katulis discusses the parallels between the leadership of President Donald Trump and tactics of Middle East dictators.

When Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi met with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday, I couldn’t help thinking about how Trump’s presidency increasingly resembles a Middle East autocracy. That was further reinforced when Trump said of Sisi, “We agree on so many things.”

On a recent work trip to the Middle East doing research for a book, I was sitting on a couch waiting to interview a top government official on his country’s bilateral ties with America. Unexpectedly, the official’s brother walked in, introduced himself, and informed me he’d be joining the meeting.

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 (Brian Katulis)

Brian Katulis

Former Senior Fellow