Egypt Ended Hamas-Israel War in Gaza – and Thwarted 'Get Tough' Approach From Biden

Ben Samuels
Washington
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Ben Samuels
Washington

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden was widely expected to reverse course on the Trump administration’s foreign policy when he took office, with Egypt widely seen as one of his most likely initial targets. Nine months in, however, he has followed the well-tread path of previous administrations.

U.S. officials have praised Egypt’s role in maintaining regional stability, while stressing its own national security interests based around Egypt, all while giving no indication of altering the $1.3 billion in annual military aid (second only to Israel) despite significant human rights concerns.

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