The Potomac Institute's International Center for Terrorism Studies held a discussion on December 7, 2017 with the Egyptian Ambassador Yasser Reda entitled, "Egypt-U.S. Strategic Partnership." The November 24, 2017 massacre on defenseless worshipers in a Sinai mosque is another sober reminder that Egypt continues to confront terrorist groups that conduct deadly attacks on civilians as well as government, police, and military targets throughout the country. These security concerns also have significant international strategic implications. In the face of these challenges, a key element of combating terrorism at home and abroad is the decades-long Egyptian-U.S. partnership, including efforts on legislation, law enforcement, and countering violent extremism. In addition, Egypt continues to contribute to the work of the Global Counterterrorism Forum, the UN, and other bodies.

An assessment of the past lessons and future outlook for Egypt-U.S. relations was offered by Ambassador Yasser Reda. Professor Yonah Alexander, Director of Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, moderated the discussion and Professor Don Wallace, Jr., Chairman of the International Law Institute, gave closing remarks.

Please view the discussion below. 

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