Review: Egyptian Foreign Policy from Mubarak to Morsi: Against the National Interest

Nael Shama, Egyptian Foreign Policy from Mubarak to Morsi: Against the National Interest (New York: Routledge, 2013).

Egyptian Foreign Policy From Mubarak to MorsiIn the latest addition to the Routledge Series in Middle Eastern Politics, Nael Shama expands upon his Ph.D. dissertation under the supervision of Raymond Hinnebusch at the University of St. Andrews and examines Egyptian foreign policy by investigating the relationship between regime security (as opposed to national security) and foreign policy decision-making. Shama outlines an extensive theoretical and historical framework, stretching from the 1952 Free Officers Coup, through the successive regimes of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak. The work culminates by analysing post-Mubarak foreign policies of both the transitional Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) government and deposed president Mohamed Morsis year of rule.

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