There is no question of turning off the aid tap to apply pressure, according to analysts. 'There is no institutional basis to absorb it; cutting aid doesn't mean anything,' says David Butter.
What [Saudi Arabia] had [in Egypt] was a lethal equation, democracy plus Islamism... that was a lethal concoction in undermining the kingdom's own legitimacy in the long run, says Maha Azzam.
Nadim Shehadi predicts more violence in Egypt. Shehadi blamed this on 'an old system that knows how to manipulate violence, and knows how to influence Western policy through the use of violence'.
The lack of strong message before the coup happened almost signaled that it will be tolerated and after the coup the statements were quite weak, says Nadim Shehadi.
Egypt's new military rulers plainly calculated that the West lacks the resolve to put real pressure on them, writes David Butter.
The irony for some is that the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters remain the upholders of the ballot box's legitimacy, writes Maha Azzam.
The fact that [the US] was reluctant to [condemn the coup for what it was early on] gave the green light to the military to carry out the repressive and brutal measures against protesters, says Maza Azzam.
David Butler says that the clampdown on protest camps was 'not a huge surprise'.
Had the Egyptian or Iraqi governments sought equitable sharing when they were the more powerful state, their people might today have enjoyed the benefit of a fair and established water-sharing regime, writes Mark Zeitoun in The World Today.
[Tamarod's] success is not down to collecting signatures and protesting, it's down to the backing of the armed and security forces, says Maha Azzam.