U.S.-Egyptian relations: Where is the bilateral relationship headed?Printable Version
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The slow and initial tepid response of the new Egyptian leadership to the attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo has led many observers to question the efficacy of the U.S.-Egyptian bilateral relationship and caused some members of Congress to advocate for a cut in U.S. assistance. On the other hand, both Egyptian and U.S. officials have indicated that they want the bilateral relationship to be maintained, as each side has equities it wants to protect.
CNP Senior Fellow for the Middle East, Gregory Aftandilian, Perry Cammack, Stephen McInerney and Shibley Telhami analyzed this situation and gave their assessments on where the bilateral relationship is headed.