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Jessica Schulberg

White House Lifts Hold On Weapon Sales To Egypt Despite Lack Of Democratic Progress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, President Barack Obama phoned Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with good news: The White House promised to lift a hol...

Why It Would Be a Big Mistake for the U.S. to Cut Aid to Egypt

Ahmed Zewail | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Ahmed Zewail

The so-called Arab Spring has proved that the fall of a Mubarak-like presidency does not mean the immediate rise of democracy. In spite of this, I am confident that Egypt will not return to an authoritarian governing system again, and that with some time, it will achieve its democratic goals.

Lawmakers: Egypt's 'Descent Toward Despotism' Risks U.S. Aid

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

(Inserts background on Senate legislation, paragraph 6, and lobbying group, paragraph 11) By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGT...

Sophia Jones

Democracy In Egypt Not Actually That Important To U.S., Analysts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

CAIRO -- After months of icy relations between the United States and Egypt, the Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it's resuming partial m...

U.S. To Scale Back Aid To Egypt: Reports

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

The United States is reportedly planning to cut back much of its military aid to Egypt. CNN reported on Tuesday that the U.S. was prepared to halt ...

Congress Divided Over Key Egypt Question

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are split over whether the U.S. should cut off military aid to Egypt, highlighting the difficult choices facing...

Is Obama's Egypt Response Too Little, Too Late?

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

By Arshad Mohammed and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - By canceling a military exercise with Egypt but not cutting off...

Stop Dithering Over Military Aid to Egypt

William Hartung | Posted 10.15.2013 | World
William Hartung

Stopping aid won't bring back the dead, or have any impact on the Egyptian military's behavior in the short-term. But it is the right thing to do, and it could have a longer-term impact.

White House: U.S. Won't Immediately Change Aid To Egypt

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it is not in the best interests of the United States to immediately change its aid pro...

'Stability' Trumps Democracy in Egypt

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.23.2012 | World
Medea Benjamin

In the case of U.S. relations with Egypt, under Obama just as much as George W. Bush, those actions have been firmly in support of dictatorship and repressive -- but pro-American -- rule.

Key Senate Democrat: We Will Cut Off Aid If Mubarak Does Not Step Down

Alyson Krueger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, the body that ov...

Made in the USA

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Democracy Now!

The United States has given billion dollars of military aid to Egypt over the last decades. Lockheed Martin, Boeing and General Electric have provided tanks, missiles, engines and more to the Hosni Mubarak regime.