Reuters/Reed- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry steps aboard his aircraft after meeting with members of Egypt's government in Cairo, November 3, 2013.
Why Did We Suspend Aid to Egypt, Again?
November 13, 2013,
Shadi Hamid argues the US aid cut to Egypt was a misnomer and largely symbolic, with little meaningful impact on the military. In order for an aid cut to be effective, he says, it would need to change the calculus of Egypt’s generals. Hamid concludes that the Obama administration’s heart wasn’t in the aid cut, and that the administration’s act split the middle, which alienated pro-army Egyptians but accomplished nothing.