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Egypt's Failed War on Terror

Why Cairo Is Dragging Its Feet on ISIS

Earlier this month, U.S. President Donald Trump hosted his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, at the White House. At their meeting, Trump assured Sisi that “together… we will fight terrorism.” That is good news for the Egyptian president. After years of strained bilateral relations, the Trump administration is embracing Egypt as a counterterrorism partner. But it is unclear that Egypt is actually an asset in the most pressing battle against terrorism, the fight against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS). A video that surfaced two weeks ago highlights the problem. It aired on a Muslim Brotherhood network and showed …

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