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Lecture: The Revolution and Egyptian Foreign Policy

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Political Science
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POLI 341
Julie Norman

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Lecture: The Revolution and Egyptian Foreign Policy January 24, 2013 In the news this week • H. Clinton testified on the Benghazi consulate attack • Israeli elections proceeded, though some say they were rigged The Egyptian Regime's Foreign Policy Approach • maintain close ties with US and Israel • push the peace process between Israel and Palestine The Revolution of 2011 • concerns about how it would affect foreign policy if Mubarak was deposed The Rulers of Egypt Since the Revolution • democratically elected president • did not drastically change FP • lost control of Ruffa border crossing by Gaza The Nature of the Egyptian Regime • FP has not changed because the institutions that govern Egypt are well entrenched • the most important of which is the Egyptian military • it has a lot of influence and privileges ◦ i.e. if there is an unowned piece of land, it is by default owned by the military ◦ i.e. the military produces silverware, dairy and chemical products ◦ i.e. it has plenty of social clubs for members of the armed forces • enjoys both economic and political privilege • advocates maintaining ties with the US ◦ gets military and economic assistance from US The Relationship Between the State and Egypt's Political Parties • the relationship between the M
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