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Corinna Mullin, Suzanne Adely, and Azadeh Shahshahani

Rethinking US-Egyptian Bilateral Relations: A Rights-Based Approach

[Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, Vice Chief of the National Guard Bureau, hosts Maj. Gen. Mohamed Elkeshky, Egyptian defense, military, naval and air attache to the United States, for an office call at the Pentagon on 4 March 2013. Image and description originally posted to Flickr by Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill]

Debates in recent months over the continuation of US aid to the Egyptian military, in light of the deteriorating human rights situation, miss the forest for the trees. This includes the announcement that the US government plans to reduce its military aid to Egypt in response to the harsh crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood that followed the 30 June popular mobilization. The narrow focus on recent events precludes a more comprehensive understanding of the US’ structural ...

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Corinna Mullin, Suzanne Adely, and Azadeh Shahshahani


Corinna Mullin is an academic and activist based in Tunisia. 


Suzanne Adely is a Global Trade Union Activist and International Committee Co-Chair of the National Lawyers Guild. 


Azadeh Shahshahani is a human rights attorney based in Atlanta and President of the National Lawyers Guild.