Source: Arab Center Washington DC
Author(s): Charles Dunne
Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-us-egypt-political-military-relationship-a-critical-assessment/
The US-Egypt relationship, once a cornerstone of American security and foreign policy in the Middle East, is in trouble.
True, it is hard to tell from the headlines. To President Trump, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has “done a fantastic job” and the two countries “have very special things happening, as our relationship has never been stronger.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo avows that “the US-Egypt relationship is one of our deepest and broadest partnerships in the region.” For his part, Sisi proclaims he “very much admire[s] President Trump” and that, under Trump’s leadership, “the United States has regained its weight in the region and its role … We are completely supporting and cooperating with President Trump on this.”
But while the friendly rhetoric is as warm as ever, the political-military transactionalism that underlies the relationship is cooling off.
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