Egypt: The Key To Peace And Prosperity In The Middle East
Air War College, Air University Maxwell AFB United States
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Egypt plays and important role in the overall stability of the Middle East due to its large population control over the Suez Canal, influential centers of Islamic education, active media enterprises and sizable well-equipped military. The spread of terrorist groups throughout North Africa raises the imperative that Egypt becomes politically successful and economically vibrant to serve as a pillar of regional stability. Therefore, the United States must manage and strengthen its relationship with Egypt to support influence a steady government, promote prosperity and stability within the region, and counter the spread of potential terrorist safe havens.