Debunking Five Myths of Washington’s Leverage in Egypt

“The reality is that US influence in Egypt is tempered by a number of factors, including Egyptian domestic politics, funding and the United States’ own need for stability and cooperation in the region.

Deconstructing a number of myths that perpetuate the idea of an all-powerful United States may help bring to light the reality of the situation.

The Coming Egyptian Collapse

“Egypt is too big to fail” has become the newfound mantra repeated by many to reject prospects of total collapse. But what if Egypt is too big to save? What if the inherent weaknesses of state and society in Egypt reach a point where the country’s political, social and economic systems no longer function?

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