CRS: Background on Egypt, Tunisia

01.31.11 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The Congressional Research Service is not equipped to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of current news events, like the continuing upheaval in Egypt.  But CRS does provide deeply researched background on factual matters including U.S. economic and military aid to Egypt, as well as a detailed account of many aspects of U.S.-Egypt political relations. See the newly updated report “Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations,” January 28, 2011.

On events in Tunisia, see “Tunisia: Recent Developments and Policy Issues,” January 18, 2011.