Violence in Egypt could increase as the Muslim Brotherhood, which still commands some support, drops out of politics after the ouster of President Mohamed Mursi, said Jon Alterman, a former State Department official for Middle East affairs.
Jon Alterman, a former special assistant on Middle East affairs at the State Department, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that violence in Egypt could increase as the Muslim Brotherhood, which still commands some support, drops out of politics after the ouster of President Mohamed Mursi.
President Barack Obama said he intends to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to Jordan and to renew a five-year agreement that would ensure a minimum level of annual U.S. aid to the kingdom through 2019.
President Barack Obama intends to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to Jordan and to renew an agreement ensuring a minimum level of annual U.S. aid through 2019 as the kingdom copes with a flood of Syrian refugees.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that reaching “reasonable compromises” between Israelis and Palestinians in peace talks that open today will be difficult, while “the consequences of not trying could be worse.”
A year after the so-called Arab Spring blossomed in Tunisia and spread with enthusiastic Western support, developments in the region signal a protracted crisis that could threaten Arab-Israeli peace, world oil supplies and the U.S. fight against terrorism.