North Africa File: Egypt’s military-backed government resigns even as it brings country back into Moscow’s orbit, ends pro-Washington orientation initiated by Sadat in 1977; Cairo receives second Russian military delegation this month; Egypt’s top military man, Field Marshal el-Sissi, makes rare trip to Moscow; follows official visit of Russian defense, foreign ministers to Egypt last Nov., US$4 billion arms deal reportedly inked
February 24, 2014
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So, while Americans are preoccupied by the Sochi Olympics and the Ukraine crisis, Russia moves back into its old stomping grounds . . . Egypt.
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