Egyptian-American Ties: More Tension or Improvement?

EPC | 01 Mar 2014

Egyptian-American Ties: More Tension or Improvement?

This assessment explains the aspects of tension in the Egyptian-American ties since Jan. 2014, notably, Washington’s constant rejection to recognize the June 30th revolution, the negative stand by the Obama Administration regarding the success of the constitutional referendum and the increasing criticism of the human rights situation. On the other hand, there were some formal improvements, notably, the public criticism of the Muslim Brotherhood rule, no criticism for Morsi’s trial, condemnation of the terrorist acts in Sinai and the objective way of dealing with the Egyptian-Russian rapprochement. The assessment is based on the assumption that the US stance in dealing with Cairo in the coming months will depend on the developments in the field and the ability of the Egyptian government to fulfil commitments stipulated in the future roadmap.

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