Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is in Washington for high-level talks with Obama administration officials. America has a lot riding on Mubarak. The United States gives some $2 billion a year to Egypt, which remains one of its most reliable Arab allies.
But Egypt’s future is murky. Mubarak is now 81 years old and, by some accounts, is in failing health — and no successor has been named.
Salameh Nematt, a columnist at The Daily Beast, joins Martin Savidge to discuss U.S.-Egyptian relations and issues that are likely to be on the agenda when Mubarak meets with U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday.