Egypt and Russia: Limitations of Restoring Friendship in a Different World

EPC | 01 Nov 2013

Egypt and Russia: Limitations of Restoring Friendship in a Different World

The analysis deals with transformations in the Egyptian-Russian ties after June 30th and whether these transformations are tactical or strategic. The analysis affirms that these transformations were in the context of Cairo’s efforts to restore balance to its international relations, against the backdrop of losing confidence in Washington. The analysis concludes that it is likely that the Egyptian-Russian ties will improve gradually because Cairo will be keen to avoid a rupture in its ties with the US, while Washington will try to limit progress in the Egyptian-Russian ties, if it leads to a change in the strategic balance between Egypt and Israel.

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