Should The US Still Care About Egypt?

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Egyptian protesting in El-Etehadeya district during "June 30" protests against Mohamed Morsi.

Bobby Ghosh, TIME international editor, discusses his recent column, which questions whether the US really still has a large strategic interest in Egypt.

It seems now that [[Egypt's]] main relevance in regional and global affairs is as a potential source of trouble. Its combination of instability, corruption and ineptitude makes Egypt fertile soil for radicalism and Islamist militancy. And Washington should treat it as such. It should stop pretending Egypt is an important player in Arab affairs, and pay more attention to countries that are.

-- Bobby Ghosh, from his column "Egypt No Longer Matters"