Middle East Notes and Comment: Rethinking Ties with Egypt
November 14, 2013
It’s a heck of a way to treat an ally. After more than 30 years of intimate relations, U.S.-Egyptian ties are, in the words of Egypt’s foreign minister, “unsettled.” Charges fly back and forth, and thoughtful voices in Cairo and Washington wonder just how much of the relationship can be salvaged.
Many see a rising crisis in U.S.-Egypt relations. It is more correct, however, to see conditions as a rising opportunity.