The Ka-52K helicopters, combined with the troop-landing capabilities of the BPC-210 Mistral-class amphibious assault ships, offer Egypt a new dimension of offensive and influence operations.
China has officially opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti, though Beijing insists that the base is purely a support center for Chinese peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts in the region.
Egypt and Greece became strategic allies to tackle common challenges and threats in the unstable Middle East. Col. (res.) Dr. Shaul Shay considers the military ties between the two states.