Egypt’s President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, on Wednesday, appointed Lt. Gen., Osama Askar, as a new chief of staff of the Egyptian army, replacing Lt. Gen., Mohamed Farid Hegazi, according to the presidency.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has issued a decree increasing the retirement age for armed forces personnel to 65.
Since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was appointed defense minister in late 2012, the military’s special forces have received a fairly unique level of attention among the Armed Forces and the greater public.
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.
Conflicts, Pandemics and Peacebuilding: New Perspectives on Security Sector Reform in the MENA Region
The Covid-19 pandemic is not only a health challenge. In the MENA region, against the backdrop of protracted conflicts, instability, and an overall deterioration in socio-economic conditions, the coronavirus crisis adds another layer of vulnerability and has already had long-lasting repercussions on human security across the region.
The Legislative Guidance Tool offers a blueprint for legislators to create policies and laws which are in line with internationally recognised good practices. It is aimed at parliamentarians and law and policymakers who undertake to develop new or update existing laws for national legislation of the private military and security …
The Montreux Document reaffirms the existing obligations of States under international law, in particular, international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law, relating to the activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in situations of armed conflict. The Document also lists good practices to assist States in implementing these obligations. Although …
This Guidance Tool is intended to support States in regulating the use of force by private security providers. The standards, requirements, and good practices contained in this Tool should be incorporated in national legislation, regulations, by-laws, as well as criteria for licensing, authorisation and registration. Additionally, States can use this …
Local politicians and national security officials have predicted that the “continuous government restructuring activities” carried out by the Egyptian regime president, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi across the military and police would include “all sectors that could pose a threat to his stay in power.”
The Ministry of Interior has launched a website for the General Administration of Passports, Emigration and Nationality as part of an ongoing modernization campaign that aims to reduce wait time at the department’s offices, according to a statement released on Monday.