Egypt has been the cornerstone of U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East for three decades. Today, that strategic relationship is about to evaporate, taking with it much of the goodwill in the Arab world.
Farouk El-Baz, director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, served as science adviser to the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
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