Center for American Progress. June 28, 2013.
U.S. policy on Egypt has largely been in a crisis management mode characterized by tactical shifts reactive to events in Egypt. Syria’s civil war, along with continued concerns about Iran and its nuclear program, have dominated overall U.S. policy in the Middle East over the past few months, and Secretary of State John Kerry has invested considerable time and attention in efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. But events in Egypt will require top U.S. policymakers to renew their focus on Egypt, all at a time when congressional support for economic and military aid for Egypt is dropping, and public sentiment in the United States has become sharply negative about Egypt and the Middle East uprisings. [Note: contains copyrighted material].