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 […]
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 […]