CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks in Washington in January. The spy agency has become more open and active in recruiting staff, with the aim of greater diversity. Even Pompeo encourages job applications in his public remarks.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi leads an Arab foreign ministers meeting in 2015. Sissi's widely expected victory in the March 26-28 polls is seen both as an endorsement by many Egyptians of his hard-line security policies and economic aims, and the effective crushing by state security institutions of almost all dissent.