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Egyptian Soldiers carrying flags Navy and Ground forces and Air Force and air defense
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The Egyptian Armed Forces and the Remaking of an Economic Empire

1 May 2015 Security Watch

According to Shana Marshall, the Egyptian military has gained unprecedented power since overseeing the ouster of two Egyptian presidents. Political overreach and internal rivalries, however, might still prevent the military from consolidating its grip on the levers of power. More on «The Egyptian Armed Forces and the Remaking of an Economic Empire»


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Michael Brown on Resolving Natural Resource Conflicts

1 May 2015 Security Watch

What’s the major selling point of the new UN guide for mediators who specialize in natural resource conflicts? The answer to this and other questions can be found in today’s interview with McGill University’s Michael Brown, one of the authors of the guide. More on «Michael Brown on Resolving Natural Resource Conflicts»


The Chinese navy conducts drills in the South China Sea
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Sanctions and Grey on White: Raising the Stakes in the South China Sea

30 Apr 2015 Security Watch

Should the US Navy face off against Chinese coast guard and paramilitary vessels in the South China Sea? Alex Calvo thinks it’s time to consider the idea. After all, Washington isn’t in a position to support its regional allies with a similar deployment of ‘white hulled’ ships. More on «Sanctions and Grey on White: Raising the Stakes in the South China Sea»