• News

    Insecurity in the Sinai Peninsula

    20 May 2015.  North Sinai has been the site of escalating security operations for several months. Armed groups have expanded their capacity and despite the state’s efforts to contain it, the chronic insecurity of North Sinai has spilled over to the rest of the country.

  • IISS Voices

    Hebatalla Taha: Insecurity in the Sinai Peninsula

    19 May 2015.  Posing grave security challenges for the Sisi-led government, North Sinai has been the site of escalating security operations for several months. Armed groups have expanded their capacity and despite the state’s efforts to contain it, the chronic insecurity of North Sinai has spilled over to the rest of the country. 

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 3: Middle East

    14 April 2015.  Egypt (Sinai) 
    Iraq 
    Israel–Palestine 
    Lebanon–Hizbullah–Syria 
    Libya 
    Mali (The Sahel) 
    Syria 
    Turkey (PKK) 
    Yemen 

  • Expert Commentary

    RFI: Egyptian air strikes could threaten Libya talks - Expert

    19 February 2015.  RFI  interview with Benjamin Fishman, Consulting Senior Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa

  • Events

    Eliminating Chemical Weapons

    15 January 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Peter Sawczak
    Head, Government Relations and Political Affairs Branch, 
    Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
    Ambassador Shimon Stein
    Analyst; Former Israeli Diplomat
    Nomi Bar-Yaacov
    Associate Fellow, Chatham House;
    Foreign Policy Adviser on Middle East Affairs
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday, 15 January 2014

  • Manama Voices

    Nicholas Redman: The changing fortunes of regional powers

    07 December 2014.  The tenth Manama Dialogue has been an excellent opportunity to reflect on the changing fortunes of the region over the past ten years. What was most interesting to Nicholas Redman, Senior Fellow for Geopolitical Risk and Economic Security, was how some regional powers have experienced both a rise and a fall in that time. In 2004, the first year of the Dialogue, Egypt was a strong, self-confident, militarily well-prepared...

  • Manama Dialogue

    Strategic Priorities in the Middle East: Sameh Shourkry

    06 December 2014. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue 2014: 10th Regional Security Summit
    First Plenary Session
    Sameh Shoukry
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt

  • Manama Dialogue

    Strategic Priorities in the Middle East: Sameh Shourkry

    06 December 2014. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue 2014: 10th Regional Security Summit
    First Plenary Session
    Sameh Shoukry
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt

  • Military Balance Blog

    Christian Le Miere: Egyptian naval skirmish highlights maritime insecurity

    14 November 2014.  By Christian Le Mière, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security A rare incident in the Eastern Mediterranean this week has highlighted the sustained high levels of maritime insecurity along Europe’s southern coast. On 12 November, an as-yet unidentified Egyptian patrol craft was involved in a skirmish with four civilian vessels about 40 nautical miles off the coast of Ras el-Bar, Egypt. According to Egyptian military spokesman Brig.-Gen. Mohamed Samir, the patrol...

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 9: North Africa

    09 September 2014. 

    Egypt’s Revolution Stalls
    Maghreb: Legacy of the Arab Spring

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