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Tensions Rise as U.S. Cuts Military Assistance to Egypt

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After Israel, Egypt gets more assistance from the US than any other country. But two things have complicated the relationship: the military ouster of elected President Mohammed Morsi and the subsequent bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Last week, Egypt’s foreign minister said relations with the US are in “turmoil” because the US has canceled some military assistance.

Credits

Guests:
David D. Kirkpatrick - New York Times - @ddknyt, Omar Reda - Egyptian investment banker, Shadi Hamid - Brookings Institution - @shadihamid, David Schenker - Washington Institute for Near East Policy - @washinstitute

Host:
Warren Olney