Middle East Notes and Comment: A Tale of Two Crises
April 12, 2013
Syria and Egypt present very different challenges for U.S. policy. One is in the violent throes of revolution, and the other is sorting out the aftermath of one. One has the United States exerting influence from outside its borders, and the other has a strong and diverse U.S. presence inside. Perhaps most confoundingly, one seems to be the object of too much U.S. government attention, and the other too little.