Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the U.S.-Egyptian by Jason Brownlee

By Jason Brownlee

While a favored riot compelled long-ruling Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to surrender on February eleven, 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama hailed the victory of peaceable demonstrators within the center of the Arab global. yet Washington was once past due to advocate democracy - for many years the U.S. favorite Egypt's rulers over its humans. due to the fact 1979, the USA had supplied the Egyptian regime greater than $60 billion in reduction and immeasurable political help to safe its major pursuits within the sector: Israeli safety and robust relatives with Persian Gulf oil manufacturers. through the Egyptian rebellion, the White condo didn't advertise well known sovereignty yet in its place sponsored an "orderly transition" to 1 of Mubarak's cronies. Even after protesters derailed that plan, the anti-democratic U.S.-Egyptian alliance endured. utilizing untapped basic fabrics, this publication is helping clarify why authoritarianism has continued in Egypt with American aid, while coverage makers declare to motivate democratic swap.

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3 Nasser practiced tough diplomacy and tougher domestic politics. He was a pioneer of non-alignment, refusing to side with the United States or the USSR. In 1956 he nationalized the Suez Canal Company and withstood the subsequent “Tripartite Aggression” of Great Britain, Peace before Freedom 17 France, and Israel. Before the 1967 War, Nasser’s most spectacular failures were a bid at joining Egypt and Syria (the short-lived United Arab Republic of 1958–1961) and military intervention in Yemen. S.

3 Nasser practiced tough diplomacy and tougher domestic politics. He was a pioneer of non-alignment, refusing to side with the United States or the USSR. In 1956 he nationalized the Suez Canal Company and withstood the subsequent “Tripartite Aggression” of Great Britain, Peace before Freedom 17 France, and Israel. Before the 1967 War, Nasser’s most spectacular failures were a bid at joining Egypt and Syria (the short-lived United Arab Republic of 1958–1961) and military intervention in Yemen. S.

Forces to the Persian Gulf shrank after the Cold War into a narrow security portfolio: the defeat of radical Islamist movements like the Islamic Group in Egypt, al-Qaeda internationally, and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. As the relationship evolved, Washington’s need for interlocutors in Cairo continued. This reliance circumscribed democracy promotion, whether it was a footnote to Introduction 13 foreign policy, as in most administrations, or a dominant theme, as during the tenure of George W. Bush.

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