Decline of Egypt Army’s Global Ranking 2018

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s):  Mahmoud Gamal

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In the context of his keenness to have full control of the military institution, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi keeps harassing army officers and conducting frequent changes in the ranks of military commanders so that none of them would be able to create a power center within the army.
At the same time, Sisi is keen to exert greater influence on the Egyptian state with respect to various media, political, economic and security aspects. To this end, all efforts of the military intelligence, the general intelligence service, and the army’s moral affairs authority are mobilized to achieve Al-Sisi’s internal control. In addition, Sisi is strengthening his control over the State’s administrative and control apparatuses by appointing military commanders as governors and heads of various administrative and control authorities.

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