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Breaking the wave – the war in Iraq, U.S.-Egyptian relations and the Bush administration’s ‘democratic tsunami’

Berger, L 2010, 'Breaking the wave – the war in Iraq, U.S.-Egyptian relations and the Bush administration’s ‘democratic tsunami’' , in: Globalisation, Democratisation and Radicalisation in the Arab World , Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 165-184.

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    Abstract

    In the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001, political commentators and representatives of the foreign policy decision-making process in Washington, D.C. engaged in a serious debate about the extent to which governments such as the one in Egypt, long considered to be a reliable U.S. ally, might have contributed to the emergence of the direct threat to U.S. national security in the form of Osama Bin Laden’s al Qaeda organization. While the regime in Cairo had been able to suppress the violent fringes of its domestic Islamist movement, Egypt’s ongoing political, economic and social crises continued to strengthen the support for domestic and transnational Islamist movements. In light of these discussions the following paper seeks to analyze how the Bush administration’s decision to invade Iraq has impacted the ability of Hosni Mubarak’s regime to secure continued US foreign aid in the context of Washington’s erratic reform pressures.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Editors: El-Said, H and Harrigan, J
    Additional Information: The author has obtained approval from the publisher to make available the pre-edited version of the paper. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive version of this piece may be found in Globalisation, Democratisation and Radicalisation in the Arab World edited by Jane Harrigan and Hamed El-Said which can be accessed from www.palgrave.com
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Egypt, democratization, US foreign policy, Iraq war
    Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    Refereed: No
    ISBN: 9780230273603
    Depositing User: Dr Lars Berger
    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 14:50
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:11
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17899

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