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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 Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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