Egypt: Insurgency-military conflict intensifies, with July 2017 showing new records

Egypt is witnessing a broad reduction in the number of critical incidents on the year-over-year basis, as tracked by MEA Risk’s Critical Incidents Tracker. Compared to July 2016, the number of incidents considered to have had an impact on stability in Egypt fell 51.8%...

Egypt: President Sisi fails to deliver two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia: Implications

Saudi Arabia continues to put enormous pressure on Egypt over the now-failed transfer of two Red Sea islands.  Unable or unwilling to deliver the islands to Riyadh, Sissi and Egypt are now feeling the punitive and vindictive stance of Saudi Arabia, which is now...

Egypt: Tension heats up in North Sinai, with threats for more to come elsewhere in Egypt

Suspected militants of the ‘Welayet Sinai’ (Province of Sinai) organization, affiliated to IS are suspected to be behind the killing of two Coptic Christians over the past few weeks. Attacks specifically targeting Christians have been on the rise recently, with the...

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