Egyptian Foreign and Security Paradigms Research Paper by SB

Egyptian Foreign and Security Paradigms
Examines how Egyptian foreign and security policy has evolved in response to contemporary international and domestic pressures, shaped specifically by the events of the last 60 years.
# 65009 | 4,489 words | 30 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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Egyptian foreign and security policies in the 21st century continue to fluctuate between the often paradigmatic dilemmas of assuring domestic security while maintaining international prestige and security as well. The paper shows that domestic threats to the perseverance of the current Mubarak regime relate specifically to the growing power of political Islam within Egypt, as well as to the increasing disillusionment of the youth due to economic stagnation. International security dilemmas result specifically from Egypt's relationship with the United States and its calls for democratic reform, and to the growing power of the European Union on the world scene. The paper shows that, in addition, the ever-present threat of Israel galvanizes the Egyptian state, still smarting from its loses in 1967 and 1973.

From the Paper:

"Egypt's choice of foreign policy relationships has supported its emphasis upon national and international security through military and economic relationships with the United States and with its Arab neighbors. Ideological considerations of the Cold War period have receded leaving the elite of Egypt to focus upon their relationship with the United States and the Arab world, often to the benefit of a select few (Gad, 175). Egypt's strong relationship to the United States evolved out of an economic incentive to establish a peace treaty with the state of Israel. Although Egyptian-Israeli relations remain apprehensive and distrustful, Egypt has greatly benefited both economically and militarily from the resulting U.S. aid."

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