Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Egypt’s civil society crackdown: A test for US-Egyptian relations

Yerkes, Sarah E. (2012) Egypt’s civil society crackdown: A test for US-Egyptian relations. International Affairs at LSE (03 Feb 2012). Website.

Text - Published Version
Download (155kB) | Preview


By Sarah E. Yerkes. The relationship between the United States and Egypt has reached one of its lowest points in decades following a series of steps by the Egyptian military to prevent the operation of both international and domestic civil society organisations. Culminating in a raid on the offices of several NGOs on December 29, the Egyptian military regime (known as the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, or SCAF) has initiated a harsh crackdown on Egyptian human rights organisations as well as US and European NGOs operating in Egypt. This crackdown is a test for the US-Egyptian relationship. Will the United States stand by as the SCAF rolls back Egyptian rights of association and expression? Or will the US government use the large weapon in its arsenal – $1.3 billion in military aid – to show the SCAF that its behavior has consequences?

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author(s)
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 09:16
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 18:46

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics