FY17 Tweaks to Egypt Aid Fall Short of Real Change

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): Amr Kotb

Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/fy17-tweaks-to-egypt-aid-fall-short-of-real-change/

The fiscal year 2017 budget and appropriations process was an opportunity for the United States to reexamine its relationship with Egypt and structure its aid package accordingly. However, the past several months have unveiled a State Department and a Congress that have done little to repair a foreign policy toward Egypt that is mired in U.S. inconsistency, frustration, and trepidation. As we wait for the Senate and House of Representatives to come together on what will likely be an omnibus spending bill in December, the summer is a prime time to examine the 2017 budget and appropriations process within the framework of U.S.-Egypt relations…

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