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Category Archives: Egypt

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October 13, 2016

Egypt, Hamas and Islamic State’s Sinai Province

The latest policy paper from the Henry Jackson Society’s Centre from the New Middle East highlights the enduring threat posed by Islamic State’s Sinai province. As this paper reveals, with assistance from Hamas’s military wing in Gaza, Islamic State militants …

Posted in Egypt, ISIS, Policy Paper
February 10, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘The Rise and Fall of the Arab State: Ramifications for Israel and the Region’

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Posted in Egypt, Event Transcript, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen
November 9, 2015

ISIS infiltrate holiday destinations in Sharm El Sheikh

Originally published in the Sunday Express
ISLAMIC State militants suspected of blowing up a Russian passenger plane have a network of insurgents working in bars, restaurants and hotels across Sharm El Sheikh.
The terror group also uses operatives employed at the airport, …

Posted in Egypt, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
November 6, 2015

Will Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi be able to contain the country’s growing Islamist threat?

Originally published in City AM
Tobias Borck, a researcher at the Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter, says Yes
President Sisi will be able to contain extremist groups in Egypt, but he won’t defeat them. Despite its economic woes, …

Posted in Egypt, ISIS, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security

Sinai Security: How Likely is the IS Bomb Theory? Tom Wilson on BBC Radio

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Egypt, ISIS, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
November 5, 2015

Sinai Plane Crash and Grounding of UK Flights Follow HJS Warnings of Deteriorating Security Situation in Egypt

LONDON – 5 November 2015
 As the Prime Minister chairs another meeting of the governments emergency committee, Cobra, over fears of bomb attacks on UK flights from Sharm el-Sheikh; The Henry Jackson Society has again warned about the increased levels of activity …

Posted in Defence, Egypt, Middle East, Press Release, Terrorism & Security
May 19, 2015

Event Transcript: ‘The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld’

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Posted in Egypt, Event Transcript, Extremism, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Media, Syria, United Kingdom
April 20, 2015

Event Transcript: ‘We Love Death As You Love Life: Britain’s Suburban Terrorists’

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Posted in Egypt, Event Transcript, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Turkey, Uncategorized, United Kingdom

Event Summary: ‘Crowdsourcing Freedom’

This is a summary of an event with human rights activist David Keyes chaired by The Henry Jackson Society deputy drector Davis Lewin, on 13 April 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of the …

Posted in Egypt, Event Summaries, Human Rights, Iran, Media, Middle East, Middle East, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Uncategorized
April 13, 2015

Audio: ‘Crowdsourcing Freedom’

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Posted in Arab Spring, Egypt, Event Audio, Human Rights, Iran, Media, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria

Event Transcript: ‘Crowdsourcing Freedom’

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Posted in Arab Spring, Egypt, Event Transcript, Extremism, Human Rights, Iran, Iraq, Media, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
September 24, 2014

Egipto, en el punto de mira de los yihadistas

Originally published in ABC Internacional
‘Los yihadistas de Estado Islámico (EI) se movilizan tras la formación de la alianza internacional liderada por Estados Unidos y lanzan un doble llamamiento a escala regional e internacional para extender el terror más allá de las fronteras …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Egypt, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
June 27, 2014

Lords debate the human rights situation in Egypt

Originally published in DeHavilland
The UK would continue a close, frank dialogue with the Egyptian Government given that the country had “a very long way to go” in human rights terms, and was an influential touchstone for the Middle East, peers …

Posted in Egypt, Human Rights, Middle East, News Coverage
June 12, 2014

Egypt’s shame: violent assaults on women

Originally published in The Globe and Mail
‘…At the dawn of the wretchedly misnamed Arab Spring, Westerners hoped the overthrow of a corrupt dictatorship would liberate Egypt’s women. Instead, it made things worse. Public order deteriorated. The military regime of the …

Posted in Egypt, News Coverage
May 27, 2014

Can Egypt Handle the Summer “Heat”?

Originally published in National Interest
‘Ramadan begins this year on June 28. Six weeks later—August 14—is the one-year anniversary of the Egyptian government’s crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, killing at least 683 people in a single day.
Late last …

Posted in Egypt, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
May 20, 2014

‘A New Paradigm: Perspectives on the Changing Mediterranean’

A Henry Jackson Society, Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and the America – Bosnia Foundation Panel Discussion
 
SPEAKERS: 
Aylin Ünver Noi
Assistant Professor at Department of International Relations
Vice-Director of the European Union Application and Research Center
Gedik University, …

Posted in Arab Spring, Democracy & Development, Egypt, Event, Libya, Spotlight, Tunisia, Turkey
May 7, 2014

HJS Report Launch: ‘Terror in the Sinai: Emerging Trends in al-Qaeda’s New Egyptian Base’

SPEAKERS: 
Mohannad Sabry
Egyptian Journalist
2011 Livingston Award Finalist
Emily Dyer
Research Fellow
The Henry Jackson Society
Oren Kessler
Research Fellow
The Henry Jackson Society
TIME: 1 – 2pm, Wednesday 7th May 2014
VENUE: Committee Room 18, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

To attend please RSVP to: researchassistant4@henryjacksonsociety.org
The 2011 Egyptian …

Posted in Egypt, Event

Event Summary: Terror in the Sinai

Co-written by Oscar Isham
Click here to view the event transcript
On Wednesday 7th May 2014, the Henry Jackson Society hosted Cairo-based journalist Mohannad Sabry and HJS research fellows Emily Dyer and Oren Kessler in the House of Commons for the launch …

Posted in Egypt, Event Summaries, Terrorism & Security

Event Transcript: ‘Terror in the Sinai: Emerging Trends in post-2011 Egypt’

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Posted in Egypt, Event Transcript, Middle East, Terrorism & Security

Terror in the Sinai

A new Henry Jackson Society report – Terror in the Sinai – provides the first statistical analysis of its kind on the evolution of the terrorist threat in the Sinai since the Egyptian revolution three years ago.
Terror in the Sinai, …

Posted in Egypt, Report, Spotlight

New HJS Report reveals rising terrorist presence in Sinai Peninsula, Growing threat to Egyptian mainland and Israel

A new Henry Jackson Society report – Terror in the Sinai – provides the first statistical analysis of its kind on the evolution of the terrorist threat in the Sinai since the Egyptian revolution three years ago.
Terror in the Sinai, …

Posted in Egypt, Press Release, Terrorism & Security
April 24, 2014

Olivier Guitta discussing the Muslim Brotherhood on ‘The Report’

On the 24th April, HJS Research Director Olivier Guitta appeared on ‘The Report’ on BBC Radio 4 to discuss the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK. Oliver commented on the recent announcement by the government of an investigation …

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Egypt, United Kingdom
April 10, 2014

New HJS Report Reveals Socio-Economic Deterioration, Political Instability and Rise in Terrorist Activities across the MENA Region

A new Henry Jackson Society Report – The Arab Spring: An Assessment Three Years On – examines the ways in which the Arab Spring has affected the citizens of countries across the Middle East and North Africa, and assesses the impact on countries three years …

Posted in Egypt, Islamism, Libya, Middle East, Press Release, Terrorism & Security, Tunisia, Yemen

The Arab Spring: An Assessment Three Years On

A new Henry Jackson Society Report – The Arab Spring: An Assessment Three Years On – examines the ways in which the Arab Spring has affected the citizens of countries across the Middle East and North Africa, and assesses the impact on countries three years …

Posted in Arab Spring, Egypt, Islamism, Lebanon, Libya, Middle East, Report, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, Tunisia
January 28, 2014

Egypt’s shame: Why violence against women has soared after Mubarak

First published in Foreign Affairs
In late November 2013, Egyptian police rounded up 14 female activists in downtown Cairo, including three prominent women who had helped lead the first protests against former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime in 2011. Three years later, …

Posted in Arab Spring, Egypt, Human Rights, Islamism, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Women's Rights
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