Reuters quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Amy Hawthorne on the uncertain future of US aid to Egypt in light of recent human rights abuses:

“Egypt is a very hard country to support right now, even in Washington among those who are strong defenders of the relationship,” said Amy Hawthorne, a former State Department official now with the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank.

“This recent aid decision is about getting parts of our relationship back on track – but it’s far from a warm embrace.”

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