US freezing of military aid to Egypt : how much of a dent?
James M. Dorsey
Date of Issue2013
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The decision by the Obama administration to freeze military aid deprives the Egyptian military of its favourite toys but does little to weaken its military capability. It further strains relations with key US allies in the Gulf, and highlights Washington’s difficulty in balancing its twin goals of stability and democratisation in the Middle East and North Africa.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Military and naval science
RSIS Commentaries, 195-13
Nanyang Technological University