Agence France-Presse quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Amy Hawthorne on the US approach toward Egypt’s political situation:

And Washington seems willing to turn a deaf ear to its critics.

Researcher Amy Hawthorne of the Atlantic Council says “there is little to suggest such an approach will have any positive effect on Egypt’s political situation, just as this same approach had no effect on Mubarak.”

While the defense of human rights and democracy may be claimed as a priority by the administration of President Barack Obama, “by all indications, Egypt is heading in the exact opposite direction, towards the consolidation of a new authoritarian regime,” the former State Department official wrote in the Christian Science Monitor.

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