|The War in Sinai: A Battle against Terrorism or Cultivating Terrorism for Future? - Ismail Alexandrani||Download Publication|
|State Terrorism and Resistance in Kerdasa: Battle Zone Report - Sherif Mohy El Deen||Download Publication|
|إرهاب الدولة وتعبئة جيوب المقاومة الشعبية في كرداسة – استقراء ميداني، شريف محي الدين||Download Publication|
|الحرب في سيناء: مكافحة إرهاب قائم أم صناعته مستقبلاً؟، إسماعيل الإسكندراني||Download Publication|
These two papers are the result of field investigations into the bloody events that have erupted in the region of Kerdasa on the outskirts of Cairo and in the Sinai peninsula in late 2013. The papers observe the mechanisms by which the Egyptian security forces are dealing with the protests of the citizens there, and shed light on their continuing activities and psychological repression more than two years after the outbreak of the revolution. This repression continues despite talk of the need to change the security institutions and the essential challenge of changing the relationship between the state and its citizens to allow for the construction of a democratic foundation.
These two studies complement previous work on the culture of security and the doctrine and structure of security institutions in Arab states, published by the Arab Reform Initiative under the ‘Arab Securitocracies’ project.
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