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These harsh economic realities likely will force the Brotherhood to moderate its foreign policy agenda.

“The Brotherhood is going to cultivate the support of the United States and Europe because they need foreign investment and improved trade arrangements,” Ms. Dunne said.

Mr. Abaza agreed.

Egypt needs the U.S. for the sake of its economy and for Washington’s support in financial institutions such as the World Bank and the [International Monetary Fund],” he said.