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This article aims at forecasting the future of American enterprise in post-Mubarak Egypt by examining U.S. economic, political, and military interactions over the past half century in the Middle East. Egypt has been a long-time ally of the United States and this relationship has acted as a conduit between Western powers and the remaining nations of the Middle East. Since the 1979 Israeli-Egyptian Peace Treaty, the United States has helped sustain the Mubarak regime both economically and militarily. Although this stimulus has fostered goodwill with previous governments, it is yet to be seen whether or not the new ruling powers will, in retrospect, view these contributions as having funding a totalitarian regime or as an investment in Egypt’s future in a post-Mubarak era.

 
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Spencer Smitherman & Asbed Kotchikian
Spencer Smitherman & Asbed Kotchikian
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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