Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies
Author(s): Kevin Köhler
Egypt’s formal political scene is tightly controlled as President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi strives to institutionalize military rule. However, the significant role played by different elements of the security sector in shaping the post-2013 political and economic environment risks further politicizing these agencies. The military, along with different intelligence services, constitutes the organizational backbone of Egypt’s political order under el-Sisi. Overreliance on these security sector agencies for political and economic purposes, however, is exacerbating factionalism in the security sector, which in the long-term could hamper military discipline.
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