Category Archives: Egypt

Monitoring Economic Indicators from 500 Kilometers Up: Egyptian Oil and Gas Terminals

by Chris Biggers. This article was first published at Planet Stories. Ain Sokhna Port, south of the Suez Canal. Image ©2017 Planet Labs, Inc. Left: Jun 2017 / Right: Feb 2016 From space, satellites monitor the movement of commodities that … Continue reading

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Is Cairo cosying up to Moscow?

by Paul Iddon Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s rise to power was not warmly welcomed by Washington. The ex-army chief had deposed his predecessor, Mohammad Morsi, in July 2013 leading to a series of bloody crackdowns during that summer. US … Continue reading

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Russia’s growing influence in the post-Arab Spring Middle East

Russia is set to maintain an indefinite presence in its airbase in Syria’s western Latakia province, from where it has been carrying out airstrikes in support of its sole remaining regional ally, the regime in Damascus. Following the Kremlin’s decisive … Continue reading

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Pressure over its poor human rights record drives Egypt to diversify military

Since coming to power in July 2013 the military-backed regime in Cairo knows it needs to diversify its military, lest it become susceptible to pressure from the outside to amend its policies. This salient reality may be brought home to … Continue reading

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The largest-caliber mortar system in the world is shelling cities in Syria and Ukraine (1/2)

by Sébastien Roblin. He holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the … Continue reading

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Afrikas Konfliktherde 2016

von Peter Dörrie. Afrikanische Länder sind in internationalen Medien vor allem als Schauplatz von Konflikten im Gespräch. Praktisch jede Nachricht, die es aus dem Kontinent in die international Diskussion schafft, behandelt die eine oder andere Gräueltat. Nur Syrien dürfte momentan … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: (T)error(ism)

• • • After the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS), who had been seized in December and January from Libya’s eastern town of Sirte, Egypt has retaliated with airstrikes in Libya beginning … Continue reading

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The United States and the Chaotic Middle East

by Dr. Gawdat Bahgat. Dr. Bahgat is professor of National Security Affairs at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Study. He is an Egyptian-born specialist in Middle Eastern policy, particularly Egypt, Iran, and the Gulf … Continue reading

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Afrikas Luftwaffen rüsten auf

von Peter Dörrie. If you don’t understand German, then check out “Why Are African Countries Buying All These High-Tech Jet Fighters?” about the same topic, also written by Peter Dörrie, published on “War is Boring“. Afrikanische Streitkräfte sind derzeit auf … Continue reading

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Afrikas Krisenherde im Jahr 2014

von Peter Dörrie. Afrika ist nicht mehr der “verlorene Kontinent” der 90er Jahre. Es gibt insgesamt, wie auch im Rest der Welt, weniger Bürgerkriege und bewaffnete Konflikte. In einzelnen Ländern führen jedoch innenpolitische Krisen immer noch zu Gewaltausbrüchen, die teils … Continue reading

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