British Involvement in Egypt: The Suez Story

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The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway that cuts through Egypt to connect the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. It is crucial to global shipping. If it were not for the canal, vessels on the busy trade routes between Europe and Asia would have to travel thousands of miles to pass around the southern […]

The Egyptian National Police: at the Service of the People?


The Egyptian National Police (ENP), and its paramilitary branch the Central Security Forces (CSF), play a significant role in Egyptian political process, and their influence was conspicuous in the 2011 revolution. The police force is large, and has been a major employer of young middle and lower-class men who might otherwise have been unemployed or […]