Category Archives: Security

Sisi: Year Three (Links)

By no coincidence, the assassination of Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat on June 29 marks the first anniversary of ʿAbd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi assuming the presidency and the second anniversary of the protest movement and coup that brought the former Army general … Continue reading

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A Metro to Nowhere

I am a bit of a railfan, and I have been following the development of the Cairo Metro system since first living in Egypt ten years ago. Better public transportation is desperately needed in Cairo, as the cost of long … Continue reading

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Security For All — Coming Soon to Satellite!

Interior Minister Ahmad Gamal Eddin has announced the ministry’s intention to launch a satellite television channel. The Ministry of Interior is still recovering from a collapse of bureaucratic morale from the breaking of the Central Security Forces (al-Amn al-Markazi) on … Continue reading

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The New Fun-Pak-Sized Egyptian Emergency Law: Mekki

Egyptian Justice Minister Ahmad Mekki told Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida on Monday the Egyptian government is in the process of writing a new emergency law. (Egypt Independent has the story in English). He said it would allow the president to declare … Continue reading

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Ramadan Karim! The Military has your Beef.

This is the first in an occasional series about the state of the security state in Egypt, denoted by the kicker at right. How safe is your meat? I bet it is not as safe as the meat for sale … Continue reading

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