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“This money is tainted. . . . This is an Egyptian government that is meddling in U.S. politics and foreign policy in an illegal way. . . . [For military aid to Egypt in Fiscal Year 2024, Congress] could consider topline reductions, removing the national security waiver on the portion that’s conditioned on human rights or increasing the portion that’s conditioned on human rights.”

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The advocacy program promotes a pro-democracy U.S. foreign policy toward MENA. We engage with policymakers in Congress and the executive branch and collaborate with a broad coalition of activists and advocates in Washington and MENA.
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The research program produces innovative, rigorous analysis from the brightest minds in MENA to uncover the latest authoritarian trends, demonstrate the importance of democracy and human rights for peace and prosperity, and provide policy recommendations in collaboration with our advocacy team.
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The regional engagement program supports the work of the entire organization by developing relationships with fresh, dynamic, and diverse pro-democracy voices in MENA. It serves as POMED’s hub for fostering reflection, analysis, and action amongst these actors; and it develops comparative lessons learned with activists and experts from other regions of the world.
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