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The U.S.-Egypt Strategic Partnership: Rapprochement In A Time Of Uncertainty
As the Middle East is beset by a proliferation of ungoverned spaces and a multiplication of threats and battlefields, the U.S. is reassessing its relationships in the region. Washington’s partnership with Cairo has deteriorated over the past few years, particularly in the aftermath of Egypt’s political turmoil (2011 – 2015). However, the growing resilient low-level insurgency in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula by ISIS-affiliated militants is forcing the U.S. to strengthen bilateral ties, and to restore the strategic alignment. Central to these initiatives is Washington’s new priority of ensuring that Egypt is secure and capable both to cooperate and to combat terrorism at home and in the region.