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Since his election victory, commentators have been asking when Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will visit Washington and under what circumstances

The US has not sent an ambassador to Egypt since August 2013. For some, this is a sign of drift in US policy. For others, it's about turning down the heat

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Israel and the Gulf states sometimes tend to adopt a united regional vision regarding various issues, especially in the last three years

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The Gulf states are using all their wiles to restore special relations between the US and Egypt’s military, in order to protect themselves

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US thinktanks presented five steps to the US administration to avoid the risk of the Brotherhood becoming radicalised

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Salafists are trying to market themselves to the US. But can they explain, let alone justify, their stand on important issues like democracy and the rights of minorities?

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Liberals in Egypt following the January 25 Revolution share less with Fukuyama's end of History through the embrace of universals than they do with Huntington's tirade against Islam

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In order to understand how Barack Obama and his administration think about events in Egypt one must consider how Washington defines its strategic interests in the Arab region, irrespective of who occupies the White House

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There is a seasonal phenomenon in Egypt as polls approach, whether parliamentary or presidential, or referenda: the call by some to block from voting citizens who don’t know how to read or write

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The US decision to suspend a delivery of jet fighters and tanks to Egypt made its position on Morsi's removal very clear. However, cutting off all military assistance is unlikely as it would jeopardise US relations with Egypt

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The security or military option to secure Sinai will not succeed in serving Egyptian interests. The only way to secure the peninsula is to populate it

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The Cairo elite insists on dominating all Egypt's affairs, but it has neither the intention nor the ability to move society forward

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While it has one of the best constitutions in the world, the founding fathers of the United States still found it necessary to write a Bill of Rights to protect society. So should Egypt

Egypt and the US shared, and will continue to share, a very special relationship. The US has recently appeared to know its purpose, whereas Egypt has not

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US thinker Walter Russell Mead says that Obama should have prioritised alliances with Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Egyptian military

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The tragic developments in Egypt over the past few months have made Egyptians rediscover their hate for the US and its policies

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An unholy trinity of rampant neo-fascism, sharply rising Islamophobia and viral classism has gripped Egypt, showing that the era of Mubarak is far from over

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Free elections are a cornerstone of any democracy, but in Egypt they face serious challenges, not least illiteracy. Is it time to say honestly, 'No to free elections in Egypt'?

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Across the political spectrum it appears easier to make America a scapegoat on charges of meddling than to understand the pragmatism of US regional policy that suggests Egyptians can indeed decide their own future

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As evidenced by its confused reaction to two popular revolutions, the US has repeatedly failed to anticipate and factor into its calculations what the Egyptian people are capable of

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