Egyptian Institute for Studies: Militarization of Egypt amid Army Economic Hegemony

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author: Mahmoud Gamal

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The phenomenon of the Egyptian Army’s control over the country’s economy has become agreed upon by researchers and those interested in the military concern. Although the military institution maintains strict confidentiality of the information, data, and figures related to its economic activity, yet experts estimated the proportion of the army’s economy at about 50% of the State economy, while others said it was between 45% and 60%. In this context, experts questioned the statements repeated by Egypt’s Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi that the size of the army’s economy is no more than 1.5 percent of the country’s economy. Following are the most important economic activity of the Egyptian army, as well as the military regime’s moves to militarize the Egyptian State.

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