The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) organised a conference in Montreux, Switzerland from 2 to 4 April 2014 to examine the relationship between the armed forces and citizens of Egypt.
7 militants killed, 15 arrested in Sinai
Military campaign will continue until end of Eid Al-Adha celebrations, says Abou Deraa Local Sinai journalist Ahmed Abou Deraa has told Daily News Egypt that a military campaign was launched on Tuesday against militants in South Sheikh Zuweid and South Rafah in Sinai that left 7 militants affiliated with Ansar …
Over 2,000 residents forced from homes, denied work on Suez Canal project
Touted as Egypt’s national project of the century, the construction of a navigational bypass known as the “New Suez Canal” is projected to replenish the state’s coffers with billions, while providing one million new job opportunities in the process. However, it has thus far displaced well over 2,000 longtime residents …
Independence of Egyptian Media At Stake
In a speech delivered in early August at the opening of an ambitious Suez Canal development project, President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi said, “I demand that Egyptians should be united, and the media has a great responsibility to help achieve that goal. I envy late leader Gamal Abdel-Nasser because when he spoke, …
U.S. backs off statement that Egypt, UAE were behind Libya air strikes
The U.S. State Department on Tuesday backed off an earlier statement that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were behind air strikes on Islamist militants in Libya.
U.S. accuses Egypt and UAE of conducting airstrikes in Libya
United States State Department Spokeswoman and Pentagon spokesman accused Egypt and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday evening of conducting airstrikes on Islamist factions in Libya, reported Reuters.
The Egypt Effect: Sharpened Tensions, Reshuffled Alliances
Throughout the Middle East, the overthrow of Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi has heightened Islamist-secularist tensions and pushed actors toward zero-sum politics.
Egypt: back with a vengeance
The young Egyptians who created the popular networks which brought down the Mubarak regime are now being victimised by its successor
Egypt’s Divisive Vote
The cogs of the Egyptian media machine are in motion once again as we approach yet another referendum on the constitution. When out and about in Cairo, it is hard not to notice the posters plastered everywhere urging the public to vote. Radio and television channels are buzzing with it, …
Morsi to Stand Trial on Role in ’11 Uprising
An Egyptian judge ordered ousted President Mohamed Morsi to stand trial on charges that he worked with foreign militants to free prisoners during the 2011 uprising.