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The Role of FTA Negotiations in the Future of U.S.-Egypt Relations

Egypt, a long-time ally with profound influence on U.S. security, is facing the daunting prospect of making the transition from decades of authoritarianism to democracy. The outcome of the complicated deliberations on the new government’s makeup, quality, and policy orientation can be expected to consume the next several years, posing high risks, challenges, and opportunities for both Americans and Egyptians. Understandably, the natural tendency for the Obama administration and Congress in the face of such uncertainty is to retreat to the safety of a circumspect, more hesitant policy toward Egypt, as the United States watches and waits for all elections to conclude and for the political stripes of the new leaders to become known.

Added by View user profileMoushumi Biswas on December 19, 2011