"The Egyptian military did what we explicitly told them not to do. How can we still pretend that this aid is giving us influence?"
Egypt gets far more tanks and planes than it could possibly use. But the aid helps create jobs in the United States.
The biggest policy debate is whether to continue America's annual $1.5 billion aid package to Egypt.
Shadi Hamid explains what's happened in Egypt, and what's likely to happen next. It doesn't sound good.
Egypt's weak economy has been a big driver of unrest.
Caroline Freund explains how Egypt's already-ailing economy has deteriorated over the past year—a trend that has underpinned the current unrest.