At its inception, the Egyptian uprising was not related to foreign policy and is unlikely to have much bearing on relations abroad in the immediate future. But as the transition unfolds and whatever its end result, it will affect Egyptian foreign policy in the years to come. In such a volatile internal situation, where will change come from and what degree of change is foreseeable? The domestic political landscape will be the most important determinant of the reorientation, if any, of Egyptian foreign policy, causing the conduct of Egyptian foreign policy to evolve in the longer term.
Washington, German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2012, 3 p.