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By Jason Brownlee

whilst a favored insurrection pressured long-ruling Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to surrender on February eleven, 2011, US President Barack Obama hailed the victory of peaceable demonstrators within the center of the Arab global. yet Washington was once past due to advocate democracy - for many years the us favorite Egypt's rulers over its humans. for the reason that 1979, the us had supplied the Egyptian regime with greater than $60 billion in reduction and immeasurable political help to safe its major pursuits within the area: Israeli safeguard and robust kin with Persian Gulf oil manufacturers. throughout the Egyptian rebellion, the White apartment didn't advertise well known sovereignty yet as a substitute subsidized an 'orderly transition' to 1 of Mubarak's cronies. Even after protesters derailed that plan, the anti-democratic US-Egyptian alliance persisted. utilizing untapped basic fabrics, this booklet is helping clarify why authoritarianism has continued in Egypt with American help, at the same time coverage makers declare to motivate democratic change.

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