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Part I: The United States and The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood: understanding a chaotic history

Adraoui, Mohamed-Ali (2019) Part I: The United States and The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood: understanding a chaotic history. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. ISSN 1526-0054

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Abstract

For many years, the relationship between the United States and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) has been under fire, plagued by myth and delusion. The United States and the Muslim Brotherhood have faced conflicting accusations of colluding in order to maintain U.S. interests in the Middle East or, conversely, of fiercely sparring over the antagonistic values of liberal democracy versus theocracy. A careful and rigorous analysis of historical archives and interviews with some of the most important representatives of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East shed a more nuanced and factual light on the country’s past and current relationship with the Brotherhood. The United States has never supported the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology; however, it has always tried to deal with it when international circumstances demanded, trying to find a way to make the Muslim Brothers more “responsible” and encouraging them to act according to U.S. national interest.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://gjia.georgetown.edu/
Additional Information: © 2019 Walsh School of Foreign Service
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 14:42
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 23:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102780

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