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HOW DOES THE U.S. PERCEIVE EGYPT'S PRESIDENTIAL RACE?

February 11, 2018 College of Arts and Humanities | Communication

Sahar Khamis weighs in on U.S. perceptions of the Egyptian presidential race.

<p> <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/topics/regions/middleeast.html">Al Jazeera International</a></p><p> Associate Professor of Communication <a href="https://www.comm.umd.edu/people/faculty/khamis">Sahar Khamis</a> weighs in on U.S. perceptions of the Egyptian presidential race.</p><p> "While Farouk maintains that Egypt's policies are reflective of other regimes in the region, Sahar Khamis, a media professor at the University of Maryland, said that Egyptians of the revolution have always only demanded one thing from the US - for its government to stop supporting authoritarian dictatorships like overthrown Egyptian President <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/focus/2009/12/200912693048491779.html">Hosni Mubarak</a>'s regime.</p><p> "'Seven years post-revolutionary Egypt, US policy towards the Middle East has remained unchanged, in fact, it has deteriorated and worsened,' Khamis explained."</p><p> Read the complete article in <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/perceive-egypt-presidential-race-180211080940770.html">Al Jazeera International</a>.</p><p> Photo: Egypt has been criticised over its human rights record by organisations such as the United Nations and Amnesty International [Reuters]</p>