Egypt: Gen. Intelligence.. homeland protection or regime security?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-gen-intelligence-homeland-protection-or-regime-security/ At the early inception of the General Intelligence Service (GIS) after the July 1952 revolution, it was part of the military intelligence, where its headquarters (only two small apartments) was located in the Abbaseya area, Cairo...

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Egypt’s Counterinsurgency Success in Sinai

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Ido Levy Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypts-counterinsurgency-success-sinai The military’s shift to tribal engagement has helped reduce jihadist attacks, but Cairo’s lagging efforts on development and human rights could leave the peninsula open to a future resurgence. Read more at original link

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Egypt Lifted its State of Emergency: What Now?

Source: TIMEP Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/explainers/egypt-lifted-its-state-of-emergency-what-now/ In October, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced that the country’s state of emergency would not be extended, hence lifted for the first time in more than four years, saying that the country had become an “oasis of security and stability in the...

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Impact of Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on Egypt’s National Security

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Dr. Tarek Abboud Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/impact-of-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-on-egypts-national-security/ The Egyptian people, state, and institutions have recently been preoccupied with the developments of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) due to the significance of the Nile River to Egyptians. The Nile River is...

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The Biden Administration and the Middle East: Policy Recommendations for a Sustainable Way Forward

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk and various other experts Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/biden-administration-and-middle-east-policy-recommendations-sustainable-way-forward As Joe Biden enters office his administration faces an overwhelming domestic agenda and myriad foreign policy challenges. Reinforcing relations with European allies and...

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UAVs and the Abraham Accords: New Horizons for Sinai Peacekeeping

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Assaf Orion Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/uavs-and-abraham-accords-new-horizons-sinai-peacekeeping Replacing manned monitoring missions with drone sorties and inviting Gulf countries to participate would help improve security, reduce America’s burden and risk, decrease costs, and bolster the regional peace...

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World Report 2021 | Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2021/country-chapters/egypt Egyptians in 2020 continued to live under the harsh authoritarian grip of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. Tens of thousands of government critics, including journalists and human rights defenders, remain imprisoned on politically motivated charges...

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Factionalism in the Security Sector: The Dawn of a New Order?

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Kevin Köhler Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/factionalism-security-sector-dawn-new-order-28503 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...

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Matrouh: Egypt’s Linchpin in North Africa and the Mediterranean

Source: Giuseppe Dentice Author(s): Italian Institute for International Political Studies Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/matrouh-egypts-linchpin-north-africa-and-mediterranean-28506 Over the last decade, the deep transformations moving through the broader Mediterranean region have created new opportunities and challenges. The Libyan crisis and the tensions in the...

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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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Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula: A Never-Ending Conflict

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Guido Olimpio Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/egypt-sinai-peninsula-never-ending-conflict-27404 Check-points guarding the entrance to a village or road junction. In January and February, I crossed many of them in the southern regions of Egypt, on the Luxor-Aswan-Abu Simbel axis. The guards do not...

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A Two-Pronged Egyptian Strategy To Deal with the Libyan Chaos

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/two-pronged-egyptian-strategy-deal-libyan-chaos-27488 The drums of war being beaten by Egyptian President ʿAbdel Fattah al-Sisi in June 2020 ‒ in response to the Government of National Accord (GNA) forces’ advance on the Sirte-Jufra frontline...

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