Volume 8, No. 1 – March 2004 THE RUSSIANS ARE GOING:SADAT, NIXON AND THE SOVIET PRESENCE IN EGYPT, 1970-1971 By Craig A. Daigle New evidence reveals that the United States was well aware of Sadat’s intention to remove the Soviet military presence from Egypt and took steps over the summer of 1971 to ensure this […]
PROMOTING ECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION IN EGYPT Volume 7, No. 3 – September 2003 PROMOTING ECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION IN EGYPT: FROM U.S. FOREIGN AID TO TRADE AND INVESTMENT By Bessma Momani In the early to mid-1980s, the United States became frustrated that its financial assistance was being wasted by EgyptĂ?ÂŻĂ?ÂżĂ?Â˝s inefficient, statist economy and wanted the Egyptian government […]
THE COLD WAR’S LONGEST COVER-UP Volume 7, No. 3 – September 2003 THE COLD WAR’S LONGEST COVER-UP: HOW AND WHY THE USSR INSTIGATED THE 1967 WAR By Isabella Ginor The Soviet warning to Egypt about supposed Israeli troop concentrations on the Syrian border in May 1967 has long been considered a blunder that precipitated a […]
Editor’s Summary: This article analyzes the Egyptian army, its mission, development and modernization during the past several decades, and its relationship to the political and general civilian spheres. The article contends that Egypt’s armed forces have elements of both modern and post-modern armies, and answers the riddle of how Egypt’s army has neither sacrificed quantity or quality of its weapons systems, nor slashed military salaries severely, despite a seemingly shrinking budget.
Editor’s Summary: The women’s movement in Egypt made gains in the late twentieth century but there were also many areas of scant progress or stagnation. Among the controversial issues have been the legal framework of women’s rights, marriage and divorce laws, female genital mutilation, and issues of dress and modesty. The […]
Click here for PDF Volume 4, No. 4 – December 2000 The Russians Were Coming: The Soviet Military Threat in the 1967 Six-Day War By Isabella Ginor Editor’s Summary: New evidence reveals that during the 1967 Six-Day War the Soviet Union set in motion military operations to assist Egypt and especially Syria, first in seeking […]