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Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research


Prince Alwaleed Center for American Studies and Research


Since the January 2011 revolution, Egyptian-American relations have experienced new tensions and confrontations, which have led to a re-examination of the relationship as well as the desire on the part of the Egyptians for a more equal partnership. It is with this in mind that the Prince Alwaleed Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University in Cairo, in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, and a senior group of experts have embarked on a study of the foundations, challenges, and future prospects for Egyptian-American relations. The goal of the working group, which includes university professors, renowned former diplomats, prominent writers, independent experts, and former senior government officials, is to find new ways to advance and institutionalize a relationship based on mutual respect and common interests. This book entitled: "Egypt-U.S. Relations in a New Era: Challenges and Possibilities," represents the culmination of work completed this past summer 2013 after the group held two closed seminars dealing with shared Egyptian-American interests, namely strategic cooperation, economic and military relations, domestic developments in Egypt, and regional politics in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings. The group also discussed future prospects for Egypt-U.S. relations, and ways of overcoming present tensions on the basis of the six policy papers included in the book.

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The American University in Cairo




International Relations, Egypt-US Relations


International Relations | Political Science

Egypt-U.S. Relations in a  New Era: Challenges and Possibilities