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Rival Libyan parliament outraged by suggested foreign military support

Having been promised substantial support by fellow Arab countries to fight the Islamic State Group, the official Libyan government faces bitter accusations of treason by its political rival back home. The Arab League endorsed foreign military assistance to the Libyan army, angering the Libyan opposition, in whose view the army …

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Islamic State Tightens Grip on Qaddafi’s Hometown After Failed Uprising

Islamic State militants ferociously put down a civilian uprising in the Libyan city of Sirte this week, further tightening the group’s grip over the terrorized local population, and cementing control of key roads that lead to the desert country’s central oil fields and beyond.

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Understanding Shifts in Egyptian Civil-Military Relations: Lessons from the Past and Present

Understanding power and influence shifts in Egypt’s civil-military relations requires an analysis of societal dynamics and of loyalties in the officer corps. The ability to build and demonstrate support from a societal constituency, or an important faction in the officer corps, is a source of leverage for both political and …

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Assessing Community Safety in the Governorate of Hebron

In order to implement an effective security strategy plan in the Governorate of Hebron, it is necessary for security providers be able to identify the reasons for insecurity, and the lack of community safety. For this reason, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF), in …

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