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Feb 1, 2013 0 Comments

What to do to promote relief in Egypt Articles / Opinion Editorials

Authors: J.D. GORDON

As Egypt continues its tumultuous transition to democracy two years after the Arab Spring swept strongman President Hosni Mubarak from power, Washington must weigh its next moves carefully.

For decades, U.S. policy in the region has been picking the least bad option in supporting partner governments, leading to autocrats such as Mr. Mubarak, who maintained an unpopular peace with Israel and ensured the free flow of oil in exchange for military aid and other support.

Bad options became worse when simmering resentment from the Arab Spring toward the status quo exploded, toppling long-term allies in TunisiaEgypt and Yemen, causing disaster in Libya and threatening more than a dozen other nations…. Continue Reading »