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Today marks four years since a newly elected President Barack Obama spoke to a packed, enthusiastic audience of students at Cairo University, calling for “a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world.” The June 4, 2009 speech was the new administration’s most high-profile effort to revive the image of the United States in Egypt and other predominantly Muslim nations, following the rise of anti-Americanism during the George W. Bush era. Four years later, much has changed in Egypt, but anti-Americanism persists.

Roughly eight-in-ten Egyptians (81%) expressed an unfavorable opinion of the U.S. in a poll conducted this March by the Pew Research Center. Today, the U.S. gets even more negative…

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