Washington’s Egypt Dilemma

Source: Carnegie Endowment
Author(s): Michele Dunne

Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2015/06/23/washington-s-egypt-dilemma-pub-60476

A year since President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took office, human rights abuses in Egypt are occurring “at an unprecedented level,” says Michele Dunne, an Egypt specialist at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Nevertheless, she notes, Washington is deeply invested in the Egyptian military. President Barack Obama’s administration asked Congress for $1.5 billion (PDF) for Egypt for the coming fiscal year, nearly all in military assistance. She says the United States should consider rebalancing its aid package toward economic programs that support the welfare of the Egyptian people…

This interview was originally published at the Council on Foreign Relations and was conducted by Zachary Laub.

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