Accession Number : ADA501061


Title :   Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations


Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.


Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE


Personal Author(s) : Sharp, Jeremy M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a501061.pdf


Report Date : 12 May 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : This report provides an overview of Egyptian politics and current issues in U.S.-Egyptian relations. It briefly provides a political history of modern Egypt, an overview of its political institutions, and a discussion of the prospects for democratization in Egypt. U.S. policy toward Egypt is aimed at maintaining regional stability, improving bilateral relations, continuing military cooperation, and sustaining the March 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty. Successive Administrations have long viewed Egypt as a moderating influence in the Middle East, at the same time in recent years, there have been increasing U.S. calls for Egypt to democratize. Congressional views of U.S.-Egyptian relations vary. Many lawmakers view Egypt as a stabilizing force in the region, but some Members would like the United States to pressure Egypt to implement political reforms, improve its human rights record, and take a more active role in reducing Arab-Israeli tensions.


Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , STABILITY , UNITED STATES , COOPERATION , EGYPT , FOREIGN POLICY , POLITICAL SCIENCE


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE