Egypt: Behind Dismissal of Army Chief of Staff Mohamed F. Hegazy

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-behind-dismissal-of-army-chief-of-staff-mohamed-f-hegazy/ Following Sisi’s ratification of the draft law that the government presented to parliament in June 2021, regarding the amendment of three laws related to the Egyptian armed forces – namely the laws on conditions of service and...

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Egypt: GERD Crisis after Security Council.. Alternatives & Options

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-gerd-crisis-after-security-council-alternatives-options/ Throughout the past period, particularly after the political negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) came to a dead end between Ethiopia, the only beneficiary of the GERD construction, on the one hand, and Egypt...

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GERD Crisis Military Capabilities and Likely Confrontation

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/gerd-crisis-military-capabilities-and-likely-confrontation/ The Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis is currently going through a critical stage, as political negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are stumbling due to Ethiopian intransigence and failure to take...

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Shift of Egypt’s Attitude towards the Libyan Issue

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal and Noura El Hafiane Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/shift-of-egypts-attitude-towards-the-libyan-issue/ The late quarter of 2020 and the early quarter of 2021 witnessed many changes in Egyptian attitude towards the Libyan issue due to Libyan internal reasons -both military and political- on the one hand, and to regional and...

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Egypt Motives and Orientations of Arms Deals (2016-2020)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-motives-and-orientations-of-arms-deals-2016-2020/ A report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 15 March 2021 revealed that the Middle Eastern global arms imports grew by 25% during the period (2016-2020). According to the report, five...

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Shift in the Mental Image of the Egyptian Army

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/shift-in-the-mental-image-of-the-egyptian-army/ The responses of my Twitter followers as a whole have confirmed that their view of the Egyptian army has completely transformed since July 2013 (the coup d’etat against Egypt’s first democratically elected government). They have also confirmed...

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Egyptian Move Towards Libya Bet. Political Crisis & Military Build-up

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-move-towards-libya-bet-political-crisis-military-build-up/ A previous study published by the Egyptian Institute for Studies (EIS) titled, Egyptian Role in Libya: Determinants and Tracks, concluded that the likeliness of a direct and declared intervention in Libya by the Egyptian army...

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Egypt: COVID-19 infections among the military amid lack of transparency

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-covid-19-infections-among-the-military-amid-lack-of-transparency/ Major General Shafei Abdel Halim Dawood, director of the Major Projects Department, affiliated to the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, has recently died after contracting the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. It...

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Egypt’s Military and Jan. Revolution – Policies and Transformations

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-military-and-jan-revolution-policies-and-transformations/ The Egyptian military has dealt with the January 25 revolution 2011 from the early moments of its outbreak, according to a well-thought-out plan in order to achieve repositioning and ultimately re-establish its control over...

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Egypt’s Support of Khalifa Haftar: Forms and Motives

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-support-of-khalifa-haftar-forms-and-motives/ Since Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi came to power in Egypt after the military coup that he led against the first elected civilian president, Dr. Mohamed Morsi, on July 3, 2013, he has been working to change the doctrine of the Egyptian army. After...

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Egypt: Army Economic Institutions and Road to Full Domination

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-army-economic-institutions-and-road-to-full-domination/ After Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s military coup on July 3, 2013, the leaders of the ruling military institution adopted a new approach to management of the economic file within the Egyptian State, whereby the army has turned from being...

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Mohamed Ali: Will Conflict of Wings Lead to Fall of Sisi?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s):  Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/mohamed-ali-will-conflict-of-wings-lead-to-fall-of-sisi/ Since the events of July 03, 2013, individuals and groups within the army have been trying to change the approach adopted by the leadership of the institution that aroused a state of dissatisfaction among officers of different ranks...

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