The US bogeyman in post-coup Egypt
James M. Dorsey
Date of Issue2013
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The military overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi has presented the Obama administration with a dilemma. While the US saw its tacit backing for the Saudi-backed military intervention as a way of steering Egypt towards a more consensual transition to democracy, the military viewed its toppling of Morsi as an opportunity to deal a body blow to the Muslim Brotherhood. Consequently the US has become the bogeyman of both the revolutionary youth movement and the Brothers.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 136-13
Nanyang Technological University