U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with then-Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdul Fatah Khalil al-Sisi in Cairo last November. Sisi is now the president of Egypt, marking the third government in as many years in a country with an uncertain relationship with the United States.
Ensign Timothy Eick, USN, gives a briefing to members of a visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the Indian navy during a training exercise in 2012. Working with India remains a priority for U.S. Pacific Command after the 2014 elections resulted in a new ruling party in the peninsular nation.

Elections in India, Egypt Impact Western Interests

July 1, 2014
By Rita Boland
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Two countries that provide stability in their regions, though often on the brink of battle with rival neighbors, elected new leaders in May, influencing how geopolitics will move forward in the second decade of the 21st century. Their relationships with the West will affect military and economic decisions, and their vastly different political systems will require sensitive political handling.