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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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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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Appointing military advisers to oversee civil life in Egypt stirs anger

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued July 29 Law No. 165 of 2020, amending some provisions of the Law on Popular Defense Organizations No. 55 of 1968. Controversy arose in political and human rights circles due to the introduction of new articles, including one stipulating the appointment of a military adviser for …

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The Egyptian army’s cheap tricks

How did we end up here? Founded some 70 years ago to consolidate the country’s recently acquired independence by national hero, Colonel Abdel Nasser, the military industry has become an obstacle to the country’s social and economic development and a cancerous growth on society as a whole.

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Intel: What Russia’s defense minister is up to in Egypt

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is leading a military delegation to Egypt today for the sixth session of the two countries’ joint commission on defense cooperation. He’s also scheduled to meet with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Mohamed Ahmed Zaki, the minister of defense and military production.

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