Whither the MFO? The US presence in Sinai has seen its best days

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Geoffrey Aronson Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/whither-mfo-us-presence-sinai-has-seen-its-best-days The Sinai-based Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) will soon celebrate its 41st anniversary. Like most of what the MFO does, recognition will be low key and understated. The MFO has always operated under the radar, but this may...

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Egypt: Jihadist Movements during January Revolution

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Mawlana Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-jihadist-movements-during-january-revolution/ The jihadist stream returned to prominence in the Egyptian scene after its members were released from prison after the January Revolution (2011), who resumed operations following escalation of crackdowns in the wake of the military coup in...

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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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When the Procedural is Political

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Nathan J. Brown Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80301 In Egypt today there is little room for politics on issues in which the regime has staked out clear positions or that are deemed to be connected to security. But there is still room for vigorous debate over matters that might seem mundane, but are still consequential for Egyptians,

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Obstacles to Renewing Religious Discourse in Egypt: Reasons and Results

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/obstacles-to-renewing-religious-discourse-in-egypt-reasons-and-results/ In recent years, the Egyptian regime has promoted a new “vision” of Islam, both locally and internationally, to combat terrorism and religious extremism. President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi not only...

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Egypt’s Military Regime and the Muslim Brotherhood

Source: Center for Global Policy Author(s): Kamran Bokhari and Hassan Hassan Original Link: https://www.cgpolicy.org/articles/egypts-military-regime-and-the-muslim-brotherhood/ Since its tumultuous birth after the coup in 1952, the modern Egyptian republic has been a battleground in the struggle between a military-dominated secular regime and Islamism, most prominently represented by the...

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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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Egypt: Integration into Military Colleges & Change Requirements

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-integration-into-military-colleges-change-requirements/ A review of the experiences and examples of Islamist movements that aimed to change the ruling regimes in their countries would reveal that some of them had got clearly defined plans that helped them achieve their goals and...

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Hoping for release, families of imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood youth offer to stay out of politics, make hefty donations to state-run fund

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/08/27/feature/politics/hoping-for-release-families-of-imprisoned-muslim-brotherhood-youth-offer-to-stay-out-of-politics-make-hefty-donations-to-state-run-fund/ Families of imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood members are calling on Egyptian authorities to release their relatives in exchange for a pledge to never again...

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Towards an Int’l Legal Action on President Morsi’s Death

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Alaa Abdelmonsef Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/towards-an-intl-legal-action-on-president-morsis-death/ Six years have passed since Egypt’s first elected civilian president was arrested, forcibly disappeared, and subjected to an unfair trial that did not meet the minimum standards of justice. During his detention, President Mohamed...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – July

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-july/ During July, ISIS local affiliate, ‘Sinai Province’, slaughtered four citizens in the vicinity of North Sinai’s Bir al-Abed on charges of communicating with the Egyptian army and police forces. The question that arises is: Has the...

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