Egypt's War on Terror: A Year Later

A year ago, Dr. Helena Reimer Burgrová, IIR's Associate Researcher wrote the paper ‘Egypt´s failing war on terror’ for the Egypt Policy Brief series of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. A year on she sees a mounting escalation of the so called ‘War on Terror’ waged by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. With scores of dead civilians especially in Sinai, Reimer Burgrová assesses, that al-Sisi tries to legitimize his rule, while failing to provide real security for the Egyptian people.

You can listen to the interview with Dr. Reimer Burgrová by Niko Pewesin, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung here.

You can find the paper here.

Dr. Helena Reimer Burgrová is IIR Associate Researcher. Among her areas of interest is especially Egypt (political situation: the human rights violations/torture, military and security forces, civil society, the situation of the Christian minority, foreign policy) or MENA region.