Egypt between Washington and Moscow

EPC | 01 Feb 2014

Egypt between Washington and Moscow

The analysis tries to answer the question of whether Egypt’s rapprochement with Russia represents the start of a rift with the US? The analysis reiterates that this rapprochement was the result of a gradual development in the Egyptian-Russian ties and against the backdrop of tension between Cairo and Washington, in the wake of June 30th events. The analysis affirms that Cairo wants to have alternatives, and gain Moscow’s support in the fight against terrorism. The analysis presents the following two scenarios for the development in the Egyptian-Russian ties: • restructuring priorities, * reevaluating interests.

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