Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

The Trump Administration’s Human Rights Conundrum

Washington obviously can do little to “fix” any of these nations. But America could at least affirm the principle that governments should protect their people’s lives and dignity.

Exiting the Obama Administration's Bloody Egypt Mess

Continuing civil disorder and violence are almost certain.  Terrorism may follow.  Islamists fought a similar campaign against the Mubarak dictatorship two decades ago. Washington’s best policy is to support neither side and leave resolution of this tragic conflict to the Egyptian people.

A Foreign Policy for Hypocrites: Washington Should Just Shut Up

The great foreign policy illusion in Washington is that the U.S. government controls international events.  Will U.S. officials never learn? The answer apparently is no.  Just look at Egypt, where American policy combines equal parts hypocrisy and futility. Yet, the administration proclaims that it must continue to hand $1.55 billion annually to the generals in Cairo to preserve its influence.