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Losing Egypt to Russia Isn’t the Real Problem—but Collapse Is

Cairo is no long a prize to be won, but a weak state in need of reform.

  • Andrew Miller and Michele Dunne
  • The National Interest

While most attention regarding U.S.-Russian competition in the Middle East is concentrated on Syria and Iran, Russian president Vladimir Putin has quietly been trying to make inroads into Egypt.

Cece 3cFor instance, a recent article by Anna Borshchevskaya presents an alarming picture in which the United States is on the verge of losing Egypt to Russia.

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