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 […]
Volume 3, No. 3 – September 1999 RADICAL ISLAM IN EGYPT: A COMPARISON OF TWO GROUPS By David Zeidan EDITOR’S SUMMARY: The author compares two key Egyptian radical Islamic groups, the Society of Muslims (Takfir wal-Hijra) and the Society of Struggle (Jama’at al-Jihad) and analyzes their differences in doctrine and strategy. This study is […]
DOMESTIC CHALLENGES AND EGYPT’S U.S. POLICY* By Yoram Meital When high-ranking U.S. and Egyptian delegations met in Washington in July 1998 to hold their annual strategic dialogue meeting, Rajeb al-Ban’a, a veteran Egyptian journalist, called the session, ‘A dialogue between the great power of the world and the [great] power of the Middle […]
For 25 years, Egyptian-Israeli relations have often been characterized by tension. Today, their frosty relationship not only reflects past chapters but also competitive outlooks on how Middle East nations and peoples might relate to one another. Their peace has survived misperceptions, regional and international political changes, and unanticipated governmental upheavals. Neither seeks a major […]