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HOW DOES THE U.S. PERCEIVE EGYPT'S PRESIDENTIAL RACE?

Egypt has been criticised over its human rights record by organisations such as the United Nations and Amnesty International [File: Reuters]

Al Jazeera International

Associate Professor of Communication Sahar Khamis weighs in on U.S. perceptions of the Egyptian presidential race.

"While Farouk maintains that Egypt's policies are reflective of other regimes in the region, Sahar Khamis, a media professor at the University of Maryland, said that Egyptians of the revolution have always only demanded one thing from the US - for its government to stop supporting authoritarian dictatorships like overthrown Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's regime.

"'Seven years post-revolutionary Egypt, US policy towards the Middle East has remained unchanged, in fact, it has deteriorated and worsened,' Khamis explained."

Read the complete article in Al Jazeera International.

Photo: Egypt has been criticised over its human rights record by organisations such as the United Nations and Amnesty International [Reuters]

Date of Publication: 
2/11/18