Egypt looks to Russia after US flirt with the Muslim Brotherhood


Recently, the Egyptian Army and Russian Armed Forces conducted their very first joint military drill in the African desert as some 300 paratroopers of both countries explored anti-insurgency warfare.

The move brings Cairo and Moscow closer to one another and seemingly seeks to distance Egypt’s dependency on the United States.

On the 3rd of July 2013, commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Army, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, seized control of the country and ousted Mohamed Morsi, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, during a coup d’état.

During the Arab spring, the Obama Administration was otherwise supportive of Mohamed Morsi which in turn likely angered the Egyptian Army, a somewhat autonomous institution of the Egyptian Government.


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