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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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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Can a Red Zone Country Give a Green Light to Tourism in Sinai?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter, Tomer Fadlon, Yoram Schweitzer Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/sinai-and-coronavirus/ In early July 2020, Egypt opened its borders in an effort to renew international tourism and stimulate its economy, initially in three governorates, including South Sinai. Egypt is not excluding the entry of...

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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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Development of the military situation in Sinai – Dec.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-dec/ In December 2019, there was a varied activity by the Islamic State’s local organization, known as Sinai Province, in the evicted areas of Rafah, where the militant organization managed to diversify its attacks during December while...

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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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Development of the military situation in Sinai – August

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem   Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-august/ During August, two citizens, including a woman, were killed and 12 citizens, including women and children, were injured by indiscriminate shooting by Egyptian security forces. Activists and some Sinai electronic pages circulated a...

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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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Sinai Deportees and Prospects of Protracted Conflict (2)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Nouran Hassan Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-deportees-and-prospects-of-protracted-conflict-2/ The first part of this work has examined political strategies to dismantle the local identity of Bedouin tribes in northern Sinai, first by political mediation then by coercion and offense to end two communities’ physical presence in...

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