Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): Dalia Rabie
Prior to President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi’s first visit to the White House in April, it was reported that his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, sought to “reboot” the countries’ bilateral relations. It wasn’t long before Egypt’s media were hailing a new era in U.S.-Egypt ties, celebrating what was dubbed as a renewed historic partnership after a period of tense relations between the countries under the Barack Obama administration, which kept a watchful eye over Egypt’s human rights record, particularly after the military takeover in 2013. Since then, Egypt has faced an erratic U.S. administration, but has remained unwavering, using discourse consistent with a rebooted relationship—even when confronted with less-than-consistent decisions…
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