Michele Dunne is director of and senior fellow in the Middle East program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She has written extensively about Egypt, relations between Egypt and the United States, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Recently, she testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress, where she spoke about how Washington could bolster human rights in Egypt, a view she echoed in a Diwan article. Dunne was recently in Beirut for the annual conferenced organized by the Carnegie Middle East Center. Diwan caught up with her to discuss the United States and Egypt, and hear her views about what was behind the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.