November 28, 2013
Will Egypt replace her relation with the United States by the relation with Russia?

The Euro-Arab Center for Studies brings up in his electronic campus www.ceea.com from 17  to 25 / 11/ 2013 a debate about: “Will Egypt replace her relation with the United States by the relation with Russia?’’

70  participants from different nationalities from the Arab world and the West, and who belong to various social strata Contributed to this dialogue. As a result of opinions showed that there are several points of view can be referred to it as follows:

1-47 participants or 67.1% felt that the good relationship between Egypt and Russia is the result of conflict in the international policy of the U.S. administration and its allies in the Middle East. In their opinion, Egypt does not replace the relationship with America's relationship with Russia; this is a political pressure on the U.S. administration to restore the natural course of their relationship with the new regime in Egypt.

2-20 participants or 28.5% believe that Egypt will replace its relationship with America by the one with Russia.

3-3 participants or 4.3% felt that the fact that Russia entered  Egypt gives egypt the strength to become a superpower in the region.

The opinion of the Euro-Arab Center for Studies:


After the stopping of the U.S. aid allocated to Egypt, and because of the lack of clarity in Washington's position on the new Egyptian regime, Cairo began courting Moscow and it is expected that Egypt will host the president Vladimir Putin soon.

There is also a semi-provisional agreement which stipulates that Moscow will sell weapons to Cairo by several billion dollars which Riyadh will pay.

It is known that Russia is back strongly to the Middle East, where it has now a significant role in the Iranian nuclear issue and the Syrian issue and has established good relations with many Arab and Islamic countries, including Egypt. But this does not mean that Egypt demand satisfaction of Russian or American, as was the case at the time of the ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

Of course, this change will be in the interest of Egypt in the long term because the unipolar domination fell and that the world is moving to the emergence of a multipolar world providing Egypt freedom of movement and the ability to achieve a balance in its foreign relations.