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Implications of a Sisi Presidency in Egypt

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Implications of a Sisi Presidency in Egypt – Adel El-Adawy
(Daily alert, Mar. 7, 2014)

Field Marshal Sisi is part of a new generation of U.S.-educated Egyptian military leaders whose close relationship with various power centers – especially his military colleagues – enhances his prospects of enduring if he becomes president. Given his extremely good chances of winning the election, it would be shortsighted for Washington to jeopardize its three-decade investment in close relations with Egypt’s armed forces by prolonging its military aid suspension. Moreover, Sisi’s greater focus on counterterrorism compared to his predecessors creates an opportunity to better advance mutual strategic security interests. 

The writer is a fellow at The Washington Institute.(Washington Institute for Near East Policy)

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