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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Egypt Declares its Success in Dismantling Islamist Militancy

Source: The Jamestown Foundation For Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Muhammad Mansour Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/egypt-declares-its-success-in-dismantling-islamist-militancy/ Eleven militants were killed by Egyptian security forces on October 24 in the latest of a series of preemptive attacks. The raid took place at a mountainous hideout located in the desert adjacent...

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Current Crisis and Future Directions

Source: The James Town Foundation Author(s): Alison Pargeter Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/the-muslim-brotherhood-in-egypt-current-crisis-and-future-directions/ In July 2018, the Congressional Subcommittee on National Security held a hearing to examine the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood to the United States and its interests. This hearing—expected to pave the way for Congress...

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Scott N. Romaniuk

  Scott N. Romaniuk is a Doctoral Researcher in the School of International Studies, University of Trento. He is the Editor of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War (2015) and The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy (2017). His research interests include international relations, security studies, terrorism, and political violence...

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Tobias J. Burgers

Tobias J. Burgers is a Doctoral Researcher at the Otto Suhr Institute, Free University Berlin, from which he holds a Master’s in Political Science. His research interests include the impact of cyber and robotic technology on security dynamics, East-Asian security relations, maritime security and the future of conflict.   https://jamestown.org/analyst/tobias-j-burgers/

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Islamic State After Syria: A Dangerous New Stronghold in the Sinai

Source: The James Town Foundation For Global Research And Analysis Author(s): Tobias J. Burgers, Scott N. Romaniuk Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/islamic-state-after-syria-a-dangerous-new-stronghold-in-the-sinai/ Having once held domain over some eight million people and controlled territory reaching nearly to Baghdad, Islamic State (IS) has undergone a monumental decline. Where...

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How Does Russia Fit into Egypt’s Strategic Plan?

Source: The Jamestown Foundation Author(s): Andrew McGregor Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/russia-fit-egypts-strategic-plan/ As Russian-Egyptian military and economic cooperation increases, many comparisons have been made with Egypt’s early post-independence era (1956–1971), when Cairo grew close to Moscow. Egypt’s current strategic position, however, bears closer similarities to...

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