The Arab Spring in Egypt: What are the Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy
Civilian research project
DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC
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The Arab Spring changed the political landscape of the Middle East. Most notable for U.S. foreign policy is the change of leadership in Egypt. The Mubarak regime is out of power, and in its place is a new government led by the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypts recent history 1882 to Present provides context to the political and social forces that will impact U.S. foreign policy. Egypts willingness to continue an economic and security partnership with the U.S. is affected by events such as the British occupation, the creation of the State of Israel, the Arab-Israeli Wars, and U.S. support for the Mubarak regime. All of this history, combined with the longstanding goals of the Muslim Brotherhood, creates enormous challenges for U.S. policymakers. However, Egypt is the most populous country in the Middle East and is of strategic importance. Therefore the U.S. must find ways to work with the Morsi regime to ensure stability and peace in the region. This paper recommends general themes to accomplish that goal.
- Government and Political Science