Needed Adjustments Unlikely in U.S. Aid to Egypt

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

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On December 21, Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through January 19, 2018, avoiding a partial government shutdown set to begin at midnight the next day. As high-level budget negotiations on Capitol Hill stall over issues such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, one would assume there is still time to advocate for realistic and feasible adjustments to Egypt’s aid package within the State and Foreign Operations budget. But the clearest and most feasible change at this point in the process seems to be a higher percentage of Egypt’s Foreign Military Financing (FMF) contingent upon democracy and human rights conditions….

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