Development of the military situation in Sinai – Feb.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-feb/   More than one year has passed since the military campaign, codenamed as Operation Sinai-2018, was launched against insurgencies in Sinai, but there is no sign of success, particularly on the security level amid evictions of the...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – Jan.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-jan/ While no more official military communiques on Operation Sinai-2018 have been issued by the military spokesman, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on 8 January 2019 announced (in an interview with a State-owned satellite channel) that...

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HUMAN RIGHTS IN EGYPT: REVIEW OF 2018

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1299162019ENGLISH.pdf The scope of Egypt’s human rights crisis expanded, as the authorities arrested opponents, critics, satirists, current and former human rights and labour rights activists, journalists, presidential candidates and sexual harassment survivors. The...

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Superficial Gains, but No Lasting Success in Sinai 2018

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amer Mohamad Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/superficial-gains-but-no-lasting-success-in-sinai-2018/ On February 9 last year, the Egyptian military spokesman announced the launch of “Comprehensive Military Operation Sinai 2018.” The operation, which involved the army, navy, air force, border patrol, and police...

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Midterm Assessment: Egypt

Source: Foundation for Defense of Democracies Author(s): Jonathan Schanzer Original Link: https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/01/31/midterm-assessment-egypt/ The Trump administration has adopted a policy of restoring America’s strategic partnership with Egypt after five tense years under the previous administration, which did not support the 2013 military coup that toppled the Muslim...

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Giza Bus Attack Threatens Egypt’s Security

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Muhammad Mansour Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/giza-bus-attack-threatens-egypts-security/ Egyptian security forces killed 40 militants in a shoot- out during an operation that targeted three strongholds in Giza province and North Sinai on December 29. A statement by the ministry of interior stated...

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Egypt: New Moves to Crush Dissent

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/01/17/egypt-new-moves-crush-dissent Egyptian authorities increasingly relied on counterterrorism and state of emergency laws to crush peaceful dissent during 2018, including by prosecuting journalists and human rights activists, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. President Abdel Fattah...

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World Report 2019 | Events of 2018

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/egypt Since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured a second term in a largely unfree and unfair presidential election in March, his security forces have escalated a campaign of intimidation, violence, and arrests against political opponents, civil society activists...

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After CBS Interview: To What Extent Was Sisi Affected?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Monitoring and Documentation Unit at EIS Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/after-cbs-interview-to-what-extent-was-sisi-affected/   General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s interview with CBS TV network, which was broadcast via the famous “60 Minutes” program on 6 January 2019, has sparked a wide-range debate, especially after the US network had...

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Development of Security Scene in Sinai – Dec.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-security-scene-in-sinai-dec/   Operation Sinai 2018 has continued in North Sinai, increasing the suffering of citizens: displacing and arbitrarily arresting thousands, and extra-judicially killing hundreds, including children. The following chart shows a comparison...

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Dimensions of Israeli role in Egypt’s Sinai

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Dr. Adnan Abu Amer Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/dimensions-of-israeli-role-in-egypts-sinai/ Israel has been closely monitoring the ongoing security developments in Sinai, especially the Egyptian army’s comprehensive military Operation Sinai-2018 against armed groups in northern and central Sinai since February 2018. Tel Aviv believes...

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The Sinai Security Scene in November

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoneim Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/the-sinai-security-scene-in-november/ Operation Sinai 2018 has continued in North Sinai, increasing the suffering of citizens with respect to the high rates of unemployment and poverty, which is not in favor of the Egyptian regime as it creates the appropriate circumstances for likely...

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