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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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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