Robert Kagan, one of the Working Group's co-chairs and a scholar for whom I have enormous respect, last week told The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin: "Violence and terrorism have been on the rise ever since Sisi took office, mostly because of his harsh crackdown, which is radicalizing youth that was not previously violent."
"Presidents usually only do what they say they are going to do. Ronald Reagan promised to rebuild American defenses and cut taxes. That is what he did. Obama promised to pull troops out of the Middle East, and that is what he did. If Clinton won't run on a free-trade platform, she won't govern on one," Mr. Kagan said.