Counter-Terrorism Policies in Egypt: Effectiveness and Challenges

This paper attempts to provide a comprehensive analysis of the national policies adopted by the Egyptian government to counter domestic terrorism since the election of president el-Sisi in June 2014. It argues that the dispersal of the Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Raba’a square and al-Nahda square in August 2013 unleashed a more complex wave of domestic terrorism in comparison to the waves of terrorism the country encountered decades ago. It also argues that the counterterrorism policies adopted at the national level to confront this wave are developed along the way in light of the lessons learned from confrontations with the terrorists.

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