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US Egypt Relations

Clueless in Cairo

Dilip Hiro | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | World
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.

Egypt: Relations With U.S. In 'Turmoil'

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

CAIRO — CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's foreign minister said Wednesday that relations between his country and the United States are in "turmoil" followi...

Joshua Hersh

Yes, The Egyptian Military Does Care If The U.S. Cuts Off Aid. (Just Not Right Now.)

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.22.2013 | World

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

Mubarak's Possible Release Complicates U.S. Policy In Egypt

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, undertaking a major review of U.S. relations with Egypt, edged closer to a decision Tuesday about curtail...

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...

U.S. In Awkward Position Over Egypt

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Acknowledging the difficulty of squaring U.S. law with national security priorities in dealing with the military overthrow of Egypt's pr...

U.S. Officials Approach Egypt Crisis With Caution

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 09.03.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his national security team tread delicately Thursday in the aftermath of the ouster of Egyptian Presiden...

What Obama Should Say To Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion

(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 | World
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 | World
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 | World

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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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.

WikiLeaks: U.S. Concerned For Years Over Egyptian President's Succession

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The protests rocking Egypt could change the political landscape of the entire Arab world and beyond. Possible outcomes range all th...

Obama-Biden Support Mubarak, the Dictator

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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 | World
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.