You do not have to agree with every step that brought us here to believe that Sisi’s visit presents an opportunity.
Daniel Benaim is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a former Middle East advisor to Vice President Joe Biden. Follow him on Twitter:@danielbenaim.
As President Donald Trump welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to the White House on Monday, both leaders will certainly take a moment to savor the momentum on the battlefield. But considering the challenges ahead, the Trump administration may look back on this phase as the easy part.