Does Egypt need America or vice versa

Any state importance and impact lies in close as in remote geographical surroundings through objective data like: geopolitical location, population, size, natural and human resources. It is also manifested by the way this data is invested along with the leadership ability to employ them; driven by a national policy motivation and supervision and good governance. In addition, the state importance lies in its ability to have balanced relations with the states of the world, particularly those politically and economically active and influent.

The application of  the afore mentioned factors  on a state by the size of Egypt, will lead to the following conclusion:  Egypt is a historically formed country over the course of an uninterrupted civilization accumulation, which gained uniqueness and excellence. Mostly, since it was as a state and people, productive and effective in the course of human civilization by evidence that more than a quarter of archaeological sites in the world are on  Egyptian territories. Besides, Egypt is Africa's largest country (population and size), crossed by the world's largest river  the Nile and its “High” dam, behind it is one of the largest artificial lakes storing about 48 billion cubic meters of water. Whereas, the most important component of Egypt geopolitical force is the Suez Canal, being the most important waterway and navigation in the world controlling global trade traffic, ships and military warships transit roaming the world seas and oceans. Along with its natural resources and geographical features, an another effective factor is human-Masri (Egyptian), who offered the human civilization most important creations for more than 8000 years and still is, emphasizing the interrelationship between the place genius and the human one.

Furthermore,  Egypt was center for chief empires throughout history adding  importance to its geographical and cultural surroundings represented by its interaction with the Levant, North Africa, and Nile Valley South.  Egypt's national security and role effectiveness are achieved through that crucial relationship interacting with all factors. This is the most important history lesson that Egyptians are well aware of.  But Egypt’s current importance increased because of the Zionist entity existence in occupied Palestine and its organic association with the West and America. Therefore,  the Zionist entity security is mainly influenced by Egypt’s political identity and leadership, along with that political identity stance from  Arab-Zionist conflict being governed by geography, history, and affiliation.  from that fact came  America’s interest in Egypt’s political system nature, position in the region’s projects framework, nations game, and political maps weaved to reshape the region.

Through factors afore mentioned,  plus Egypt’s pivotal role in the region; we can say that America's superpower is more in need for Egypt and not vice versa. On the light of America’s global interests and major strategies whether military or economic, as well as its crucial relationship with the Zionist entity and its commitment to secure and stabilize that entity. Having in mind, that Egypt and Syria pose the biggest challenge in the face of that aggressive racial entity.

The strength of any country – in Egypt’s size and importance - lies mainly in the strength of the political will reflected by its national leadership and liberation from all forms of pressure or mortgaging; which is a genuine expression of sovereignty and independence concepts.  Moreover, the ability to maximize  national capacities incitement  to reserve and support the political leadership in its national options; in addition to investment in the national factor by its key components the army and the people. Only then,  through that important and strategic equation,  any external force whatever its  tools  (military, economic, or financial)  -which America is threatening to use toward Egyptian state- cannot have a structural impact on the course of events in “Arabist Egypt”.


Dr. khalaf.almuftah

Edited & Translated by: L. Alhassanieh