Monday, June 18, 2012

What the West wants in Egypt

While neither candidate in Egypt’s presidential election would seem to embody the spirit of Egypt’s revolution, does the West have a favorite among the two candidates?

The United States has enjoyed decades of friendly relations under the Sadat and Mubarak regimes.

Considering the West’s fear of Islamic governance and the Muslim Brotherhoods statements against Israel, it is quite likely that Western governments would welcome the victory of Mubarak’s former Vice President.

Policy makers would view his victory as a continuation of Mubarak policies, which were often beneficial to Western governments.

No comments:

Post a Comment