Egyptian Foreign Policy in Libya, Dilemmas and Likely Review

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-foreign-policy-in-libya-dilemmas-and-likely-review/ In light of the recent developments of the Libyan crisis, which traces back to 2014, and the inability of Khalifa Haftar that the current Egyptian regime and its regional allies have been backing, to resolve the crisis by military...

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Report – U.S. Security Assistance to Egypt: Examining the Return on Investment

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): William D. Hartung and Seth Binder Original Link:  https://pomed.org/report-u-s-security-assistance-to-egypt-examining-the-return-on-investment/ In a new report jointly published by POMED and the Center for International Policy (CIP), “U.S. Security Assistance to Egypt: Examining the Return on Investment,” coauthors Seth Binder of POMED...

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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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“No One Cared He Was A Child”

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s):  Human Rights Watch & Belady: An Island for Humanity  Original Link:  https://www.hrw.org/report/2020/03/23/no-one-cared-he-was-child/egyptian-security-forces-abuse-children-detention Since the Egyptian army forcibly removed Egypt’s first elected president, Mohamed Morsy, in 2013, the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has greenlighted a...

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Egypt-Turkey Strained Relations: Implications for Regional Security

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s):  Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypt-turkey-strained-relations-implications-for-regional-security/ Recent media reports highlighted Egypt’s attempt to form a regional security coalition against Turkey. This is the latest episode in the strained and tense relations between the two countries that have had a...

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State Terror in Egypt: Is It Time for Accountability?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/state-terror-in-egypt-is-it-time-for-accountability/ Egyptians have been living under a cruel dictatorship since the summer of 2013. The numbers of political detainees, extrajudicial killings, deaths in prison due to torture and medical negligence, forced disappearances, and mass...

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Libyan Dilemma and Egyptian National Security

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/libyan-dilemma-and-egyptian-national-security/ The recent mobilization of the political regime in Egypt against international interventions in Libya in favor of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and its regional allies comes in the wake of the Turkish-Libyan memorandum of...

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Under Mediterranean Skies: Channels for Deepening Israel-Egypt Relations

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter Original Link:  https://www.inss.org.il/publication/under-mediterranean-skies-channels-for-deepening-israel-egypt-relations/?offset=0&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined On January 15, 2020, Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz and his Egyptian counterpart, Tarek el-Molla...

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World Report 2020 | Events of 2019

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link:  https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/egypt The Egyptian government in 2019 passed constitutional amendments that were approved in an unfair referendum in April. The amendments consolidate authoritarian rule, undermine the judiciary’s dwindling independence, and expand the military’s power to intervene...

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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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NATO countries should help Egypt mitigate security challenge near Libyan border

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Amal Kandeel Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/nato-countries-should-help-egypt-mitigate-security-challenge-near-libyan-border/ Egypt is facing multiple security challenges for which a military solution is deficient. A complex interplay between internal and external challenges, as well as human and security challenges, is...

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