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  • "The Brotherhood has been clear that the strategic relationship, as it was configured under Mr. Mubarak, was not good for Egypt," said Steven Cook, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.

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  • The question was what are the rules of the road going forward between the Brotherhood, President Morsi and the military," said Mr. Cook, author of "The Struggle for Egypt." "Clearly, some sort of deal has been struck."

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