Egypt Needs a Comprehensive Approach to Terrorism

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian

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Egypt faces a serious threat from terrorist groups, not only in the Sinai Peninsula but also in other parts of the country. Unfortunately, the government’s counter-terrorism campaign over the past several years has not ended this threat, and some of its policies have actually contributed to the problem. In order for Egypt to succeed in defeating terrorism, it needs to develop a more comprehensive approach that involves more nimble and selective security tactics, economic policies that provide disaffected Bedouin youth in Sinai with meaningful alternatives to joining the terrorists’ ranks, and more open political space in the country to allow for the airing of grievances without fear of retribution…

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