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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How Egyptian Security Services Managed Corona Crisis

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Mawlana Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/how-egyptian-security-services-managed-corona-crisis/ With the outbreak of COVID-19 in Egypt, the military and security services have increasingly become involved in confronting the coronavirus at the expense of other government bodies, including the implementation and monitoring of the...

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Egypt’s Counterterrorism Strategy in Sinai: Challenges and Failures

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-counterterrorism-strategy-in-sinai-challenges-and-failures/ Egypt has been fighting terrorism and an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula for the past decade and a half with no sign of a decisive victory. Although the Egyptian military has conducted several military...

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From Sinai to Libya: Exhaustion of Egyptian Army

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abdel Rahman Al-Shaer Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/from-sinai-to-libya-exhaustion-of-egyptian-army/ There are many threats targeting the Egyptian national security, most notably the militants in the Sinai Peninsula, the continued Israeli threat, the ongoing conflict over the Nile water, and the imminent threat posed by the conflict in...

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and Egypt’s Military Options

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles W. Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-and-egypts-military-options Just a month after Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry seemed to raise the possibility of military action to counter the threat to Egypt posed by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, or GERD, President...

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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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Red lines and rising tensions in Libya

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-red-lines-and-rising-tensions-libya On July 18, Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) moved its fighters and 200 vehicles eastwards from Misrata along the Mediterranean coast toward the town of Tawergha, about a third of the way to Sirte. Egyptian...

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Water Woes

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/82289 Michele Dunne has prepared a short video on the dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over Ethiopia’s construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Addis Ababa has just completed the dam and is now ready to fill it. In October 2017, Dunne and Katherine Pollock had written in Diwan about what was...

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Egypt’s Military Limitations: Cairo’s Options to Defend Eastern Libya

Source: Foreign Policy Research Institute Author(s): Egypt Defense Review Original Link:  In late June, with the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) reversing several years’ worth of gains made by the Khalifa Hafta-led Libyan National Army (LNA) in a matter of weeks, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi issued a fiery warning during an inspection of his

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Understanding Egypt’s Strategy in Libya

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link:  On June 20, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi threatened direct military intervention in Libya if the forces of the United Nations-supported Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez al-Sarraj, advanced toward the city of Sirte and the military base of al-Jufra. In fact, GNA forces reached the outskirts...

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