Egypt: rights and security, another crackdown

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice and Alessia Melcangi Original Link:  https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-diritti-e-sicurezza-ancora-un-giro-di-vite-24005 The victory in the constitutional referendum of April 2019 offered the president al-Sisi the possibility of widening the range of powers, eliminating at the same time any...

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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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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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Positive Economic Growth in Egypt Belies Mounting Problems

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/positive-economic-growth-in-egypt-belies-mounting-problems/ Egypt has received high marks from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for carrying out a series of difficult economic reforms and for its success as an emerging market. However, such positive trends mask a deeply...

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The National Cancer Institute was in crisis long before the car bomb attack

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Mostafa Mohie Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/08/20/feature/society/the-national-cancer-institute-was-in-crisis-long-before-the-car-bomb-attack/ Cairo University President Mohamed al-Khosht announced on Sunday that the National Cancer Institute has resumed full operations two weeks after it was damaged in a deadly car bomb explosion that left 22 dead and...

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President Morsi & Doctrine of the Egyptian Army

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/president-morsi-doctrine-of-the-egyptian-army/ From the early moments of his access to power as President of Egypt and the Supreme Commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces, it was clear that Dr. Mohamed Morsi adopted a military approach that relied on the Egyptian military doctrine instilled...

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False Hopes and False Starts: Egypt’s Efforts to Modernize its Military Industry

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Egypt Defense Review Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypt-modernize-military/ In late 2018 on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt hosted its very first tri-service arms fair. The Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX), which began December 3, brought arms companies from around the world under one roof in an attempt to capitalize...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – June

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-june/ The month of June witnessed many attacks carried out by the Islamic State’s local affiliate, Sinai Province, against the Egyptian police forces both in the center and outskirts of the city of El Arish, North Sinai. In this report, we...

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Sinai Deportees and Prospects of Protracted Conflict (1)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Nouran Hassan Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-deportees-and-prospects-of-protracted-conflict-1/ Forceful eviction operations have started in North Sinai since 2014 to ‘establish a buffer zone’ to embattle ISIS-affliated militants who gained hold of the northern governorate during the turbulent years between 2011-2014. A recent...

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Saudi-Emirati-Egyptian Alliance Steering US Middle East Policy

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles W. Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/saudi-emirati-egyptian-alliance-steering-us-middle-east-policy/ The landscape of regional politics in the Middle East is in many ways more fluid than ever before, brought on, in large measure, by disorganized policymaking in Washington. Former President Barack Obama started the...

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Triangle of Egypt, Hamas, and Israel Relations

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Dr. Adnan Abu Amer Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/triangle-of-egypt-hamas-and-israel-relations/ Several months after the Egypt-brokered humanitarian understandings between Hamas and Israel, there is growing talk in Israel that the Egyptian mediation between Israel and Hamas in Gaza serves Israel’s strategic objectives in the Gaza...

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Sinai Under Israeli Bombardment with Sisi’s Consent

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-under-israeli-bombardment-with-sisis-consent/ The Egyptian regime under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has allowed the Israeli air force to carry out aerial survey, reconnaissance, and bombardments in the Sinai Peninsula. In August 2013, the Associated Press reported that the Israeli drones...

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