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U.S.-Egypt Relations and the Return of Supported Repression

Dalia F. Fahmy, PhD | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Dalia F. Fahmy, PhD

This week's meeting between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry makes no mention of democratic provisions, human rights abuses and the increased suppression of civil society. The meeting in Washington signals that once and for all the U.S. is choosing one at the expense of the other.

Behind the Egyptian Junta's Iron Curtain

Medea Benjamin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

After a recent CODEPINK delegation to Egypt ended up in deportations and assault, we have become acutely aware of some of the horrors that Egyptians are facing in the aftermath of the July 3 coup that toppled Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi.

Sophia Jones

Will Russia Eclipse U.S. Influence In Egypt? | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.26.2014 | Home

ISTANBUL -- In a high-profile meeting in Moscow this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his full-fledged support for Egypt's military leader ...

Rethinking US-Egyptian Bilateral Relations: A Rights-Based Approach

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

by Corinna Mullin, Suzanne Adely, and Azadeh Shahshahani Debates in recent months over the continuation of US aid to the Egyptian military, in light ...

Egypt Slams U.S. Over Aid Cut

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

* Army-backed cabinet finds U.S. decision strange * Kerry says some aid could resume, depending on poll plan * U.S. deci...

Egypt's Treacherous Road

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 10.22.2013 | Home
Adil E. Shamoo

Many have suggested that the annual $1.3 billion that the Egyptian military is scheduled to receive from Washington also be suspended. Maybe it's time to turn the page and use that money for jobs for Egyptians instead of weapons for their military.

Here's What The Egyptian Military Has Been Buying With Your Tax Dollars

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie and Nick Wing | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the number of civilian protesters killed in clashes with Egyptian military forces continued to climb this week, members of Congress b...

Obama Secretly Suspends Egypt Aid, Senator Says

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration has secretly suspended military aid to Egypt, The Daily Beast reported on Monday. A spokesman for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt...

Joshua Hersh

Egyptians To U.S.: Keep Your Money | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.07.2013 | Home

CAIRO -- On the day after a routine press conference turned two U.S. senators into pariahs in the local media, ordinary Egyptians, who have been deepl...

Weapon Manufacturers' Influence on Egypt Policy

Chris Ernesto | Posted 10.01.2013 | Home
Chris Ernesto

U.S. law requires that aid be cut off if a country's military overthrows a democratically elected government. But President Obama is finding a way around this.

U.S. Plan To Send Fighter Jets To Egypt Still On

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2013 | Home

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - The United States will go through with the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt...

Cut Off U.S. Aid to Egypt? It's Not Just a Good Idea, It's the Law

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Home
Robert Naiman

In addition to the importance of adhering to the rule of law -- not a small thing in its own right -- there are other good reasons to cut off U.S. aid to Egypt.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Will Announce Billions In Economic Aid To Support Middle Eastern Democracy | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.18.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will announce plans Thursday to funnel billions of dollars in economic aid to Egypt and Tunisia as part of a broa...

After the Fall of African Dictatorships

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alemayehu G. Mariam

If Africans are to have hope of a better future, they will need to build a fortress of freedom impregnable to the slings and arrows of civilians dictators and the savage musketry of military juntas.

As Israel Pounds Gaza, Egyptians Get Angry At Their Own Government | Theodore May | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SHEIKH ZOWAYED, Egypt -- In north Sinai, Egyptians angrily watched a scorching air offensive by the Israeli Air Force against Hamas, as well as ordina...