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u.s. Egypt Relations

Jessica Schulberg

White House Lifts Hold On Weapon Sales To Egypt Despite Lack Of Democratic Progress | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Home

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

Can America Finally Support a Courageous Ally in the Middle East?

Judith Barnett | Posted 03.23.2015 | Home
Judith Barnett

If the only Arab leader has the vision and presence to call upon the religious leaders of Islam to do all in their power to stop the current barbarism, blood and destruction, Western nations need to support the fundamental change that he is promoting.

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

Ahmed Zewail | Posted 01.05.2015 | Home
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.

Clueless in Cairo

Dilip Hiro | Posted 08.05.2014 | Home
Dilip Hiro

For Washington, still so generous in its handouts to the Arab Republic of Egypt and its military, trailing behind the Russian Bear in embracing the latest strongman on the Nile should be considered an unqualified humiliation.

The Politics of Judicial Repression in Egypt

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 06.30.2014 | Home
S. Azmat Hassan

It appears that the West has lost the quality of moral indignation which it did express sometimes in the past to castigate egregious behavior in different parts of the world.

One Step at a Time -- the Gabr Fellows' Story

James Zogby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
James Zogby

In the midst of the confusion and uncertainty that characterizes current US-Egypt relations and with American and Egyptian attitudes toward each other having plummeted to all-time lows, I recently had the opportunity to participate in a "little" gem of a project that shows a way forward.

Joshua Hersh

Yes, The Egyptian Military Does Care If The U.S. Cuts Off Aid. (Just Not Right Now.) | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.22.2013 | Home

CAIRO -- Two weeks ago, while the Obama administration was seemingly dithering over its official response to the Egyptian military's seizure of power ...

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

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2013 | Home

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

What Obama Should Say To Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home

(RNS) As Muslim Americans try to make sense of the violent demonstrations in some 20 Muslim-majority countries triggered by an anti-Islamic film, Pres...

U.S.-Egypt Relations on the Rocks

James Zogby | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home
James Zogby

The U.S.-Egypt relationship is on the rocks. If it is to be salvaged, both sides will need to change course and pay attention to the concerns of their respective publics, both of whom now hold negative views of each other.

Is Egypt's Arab Spring in Danger of Being Hijacked?

John L. Esposito | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home
John L. Esposito

Initial optimism and euphoria post the toppling of Egypt's Mubarak regime in the Arab Spring have eroded faith in the military and threaten a timely transition to civilian rule, tempered by sobering challenges and threats.

U.S. Expresses Concern About Anti-Americanism In Egypt

Posted 10.10.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Wednesday expressed concern about a "creeping" trend of anti-American sentiment in Egypt, where it says...

The (Sometimes) Incredible Power of Nonviolent Protest

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Schwartz

Memo to Obama: Since your intelligence people didn't tell you, let me fill you in on why, by simply staying in the streets, the Egyptian people were able to topple a tyrant with 30 years seniority, sweeping him into the dustbin of history.

Egypt's Post-Mubarak Path

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jayshree Bajoria

Some experts question the latest turn of events and the military's role going forward. While the army has tried to present itself as a neutral force so far in the protests, it has also been "calling the shots" during the arrests.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jayshree Bajoria

The Muslim Brotherhood is Egypt's oldest and largest Islamist organization. Many analysts expect the Brotherhood to play a larger role in the country's future.

Obama-Biden Support Mubarak, the Dictator

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Grenell

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-rule could be coming to end. But Vice President Joe Biden, speaking for the administration, hopes it's not.

Egypt: Settling for Stagnation

Thomas A. Dine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thomas A. Dine

When pro-democracy leaders in Egypt start sounding nostalgic for George W. Bush, you might suspect that something is amiss given only 22% of Egyptians had a favorable view of the US by the end of his presidency.