Egyptian-Russian Naval Exercises in the Black Sea: Strategic Balancing against Turkey?

Source: The Jamestown Foundation Author(s): Ridvan Bari Urcosta Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/egyptian-russian-naval-exercises-in-the-black-sea-strategic-balancing-against-turkey/ In November 2020, Russia and Egypt conducted their first joint naval exercises in the Black Sea. The Bridge of Friendship-2020 naval drills brought the Egyptian Navy to the Black Sea for the first time...

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Will Egypt Send Troops to Libya?

Source: The Jamestown Foundation Author(s): Michael Horton Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/will-egypt-send-troops-to-libya/ On July 20, the Egyptian Parliament authorized the deployment of Egyptian armed forces outside of the country. The bill made no mention of Libya (Arab News, July 21). Nonetheless, the authorization serves as a proverbial shot across the bow for Turkey and...

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Michael W. S. Ryan

Dr. Michael W. S. Ryan is an independent consultant and researcher on Middle Eastern security issues and a Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation. He is the author of Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle Against America (Columbia University Press, 2013). Ryan has served as the Vice President of the Middle East Institute as well

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Al-Qaeda’s Long Game in the Sinai

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Michael W. S. Ryan Original Link:  https://jamestown.org/program/hot-issue-al-qaedas-long-game-in-the-sinai/ Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s long-game strategy has created international networks with the ultimate intention of creating a united Islamic Emirate to take the place of the lost Ottoman Caliphate, across...

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Egyptian Paratroopers on Russian Soil: ‘Defenders of Friendship 2019’

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Jorgen Elfving Original Link:  https://jamestown.org/program/egyptian-paratroopers-on-russian-soil-defenders-of-friendship-2019/ On August 19–29, Russia hosted the multinational exercise Defenders of Friendship 2019, which involved the joint participation of Russian and Egyptian paratroopers as well as Belarusian...

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Cairo’s Struggle to Contain North Sinai Militancy

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Jemimah Hudson Original Link:  https://jamestown.org/program/cairos-struggle-to-contain-north-sinai-militancy/ On July 18, militants executed four individuals in the town of Bir al-Abd, in North Sinai, for alleged cooperation with the Egyptian security services. One day later, at least two people, including a civilian...

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Strategic Consequences of Russia’s Economic Presence in the Suez Canal Zone

Source:  The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s):  Ridvan Bari Urcosta Original Link:  https://jamestown.org/program/strategic-consequences-of-russias-economic-presence-in-the-suez-canal-zone/ Russia’s own interests in Egypt are multidimensional. But among the most intriguing in the last couple years has been the Egyptian government’s invitation to Russian...

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The Death of Morsi and Its Implications for the Muslim Brotherhood

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Alison Pargeter Original Link:  https://jamestown.org/program/the-death-of-morsi-and-its-implications-for-the-muslim-brotherhood/ The death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on June 17 sent shockwaves through the Muslim Brotherhood. While Morsi’s death may have been predictable given the former president’s...

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Operations Against Hasm Continue but Security Forces Still Face Challenges

Source: Jamestown Author(s): Muhammad Mansour Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/operations-against-hasm-continue-but-security-forces-still-face-challenges/ Egyptian security forces killed seven alleged Hasm militants in a shootout that left one police officer wounded in Giza province, according to a statement made by the Ministry of Interior on March 7. [1] This latest incident...

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Giza Bus Attack Threatens Egypt’s Security

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Muhammad Mansour Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/giza-bus-attack-threatens-egypts-security/ Egyptian security forces killed 40 militants in a shoot- out during an operation that targeted three strongholds in Giza province and North Sinai on December 29. A statement by the ministry of interior stated...

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Muhammad Mansour

” shape=”square”]   Muhammad Mansour is a highly accomplished investigative journalist with more than ten-year, solid track record of producing high-quality print and online reports for international media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Times and Egypt Independent. He covers a broad range of topics related to Egyptian politics and global...

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