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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 …

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 …

U.S. Security Assistance to Egypt: Military Aid and Legislative Conditionality

The U.S. provides Egypt with roughly $1.3 billion in security assistance annually, primarily in the form of Foreign Military Financing (FMF) grants. Since 2011, U.S. security assistance has come under increasing criticism. This paper analyzes U.S.-Egypt security cooperation in light of post-2011 developments. Following an overview of U.S. assistance, subsequent sections analyze the legal framework and relevant legislation, particularly in …

Libya’s rogue general denies bid to oust prime minister

A leading Libyan military commander has denied he ordered the prime minister’s convoy to be blocked late last week. General Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army and operating with the authority of the internationally recognised parliament in Tobruk, tweeted his denial after Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani’s visit to Benghazi.

Libya's rogue general denies bid to oust prime minister

A leading Libyan military commander has denied he ordered the prime minister’s convoy to be blocked late last week. General Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army and operating with the authority of the internationally recognised parliament in Tobruk, tweeted his denial after Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani’s visit to Benghazi.

Security Sector Governance in Egypt: Civil-Military Relations in Focus

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) organised a conference in Montreux, Switzerland from 2 to 4 April 2014 to examine the relationship between the armed forces and citizens of Egypt. DCAF brought together leading experts on civil-military relations from four continents, including former members of armed and security forces, academics, politicians, and representatives of the …

Support for Congress rallies as second non-coup in a week is condemned

Life continued in Tripoli as normal today as leaders from across the political landscape and revolutionaries alike today lined up to support the General National Congress after yesterday’s ultimatum to its members from the Qaaqaa and Sawaiq brigades to resign within five hours or be arrested.