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Egypt’s Military Under Al-Sisi: Unravelling Factional Politics

Under the presidency of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt’s military presents old and new dynamics. Civil-military relations remain imbalanced: but paradoxically, the overwhelming role of the military, also as economic player, combines with the subtle narrowing of the military as cohesive entity.

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Egypt’s military ties with Sudan linked to stance on Nile River Dam

A major development has recently marked Egyptian-Sudanese military relations, with Egypt’s National Organization for Military Production — affiliated with the Ministry of Military Production — and Sudan’s Military Industry Corporation (MIC) signing a military industrialization cooperation agreement on Nov. 20.

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IMF Should Demand Transparency for Egypt Military’s Firms: HRW

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should demand the Egyptian government disclose financial information about military-owned businesses as part of required reporting on state-owned enterprises, before releasing the next tranche of funding under an ongoing loan program, Human Rights Watch, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and the Freedom Initiative said …

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Exploring Armed Groups in Libya: Perspectives on SSR in a Hybrid Environment

Libya’s security sector has become virtually unrecognizable from what it was a decade ago owing to the transformations brought about since the 2011 revolution. This evolution has implications on any attempts to usher in short-term and interim security arrangements as well as longer-term security sector reform (SSR) efforts.

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Egyptian naval vessels head to Black Sea for ‘Friendship Bridge-3’ exercise

A number of naval vessels of the Egyptian Armed Forces has left the Alexandria Naval Base and headed to the Black Sea where a joint Egyptian-Russian naval training (Friendship Bridge-3) would take place, announced the Egyptian Ministry of Defense in a statement on Monday.

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