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Security forces crack down on refugees protesting violence, harassment

Security forces used batons and water cannons to disperse a protest by refugees in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 6th of October City on Sunday, according to several eyewitnesses. Police arrested a number of protesters and confiscated phones from several others to prevent any pictures …

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The Implications of Egypt’s Military Economy

The Carnegie report “Owners of the Republic: An Anatomy of Egypt’s Military Economy” details how the involvement of the Egyptian Armed Forces in the economy has undergone a transformation in scope and scale under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, giving rise to a new version of Egyptian state capitalism.

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Egypt’s Emerging Ruling Class

Egypt’s military commercial enterprises are no longer a black box, opening new possibilities for understanding the extent of waste and corruption in the Arab world’s most populous country. The dramatic transformation of the military economy under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is less a function of an increasingly militarized political economy …

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The Chronic Underperformance of Egypt’s Military Economy

The historical pattern of Egypt’s development model puts the military at the center as economic savior. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi did not invent the military’s fixation on controlling the economy for political ends, but after decades of military involvement in the economy, Egypt continues to slide lower on all …

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8 residents killed in explosions after Armed Forces allow displaced residents of Bir al-Abd to return to villages

Almost 70 days after being displaced when Province of Sinai militants seized control of their villages, and weathering subsequent unfilled promises from the Armed Forces that they’d be able to return swiftly, the residents of four villages in the Bir al-Abd region of North Sinai made their way home last …

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An Egyptian or Russian message?

Last week, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced that the Russian and Egyptian parties will meet in order to prepare for joint naval exercises to be held in the Black Sea under the name “Friendship Bridge 2020”. In December 2019, Russia and Egypt held naval exercises in the Mediterranean with …

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