Sinai: The Contexts of Security


The article deals with contemporary security situation in the Sinai Peninsula. Attention is paid to certain aspects that form the local negative trends in security developments and their mutual interconnection, as a part of social movements after the events of the so-called Arab Spring and the consequences of the Egyptian Lotus Revolution that have a cardinal influence for both the deployments of Egyptian Army and the security sector in this territory. The opening part of this article is a brief historical excursion into the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel that arranges the special status of the Sinai as a demilitarized area and the adjustment of social-economic reality of the Bedouin population performing decisive influence for described situation.

Colonel Assoc. Prof. Libor Kutěj, Ph.D., born in 1967. He graduated in Mining Engineering at the Technical University Ostrava and in International Relations at the Metropolitan University Prague. He completed his doctoral studies at the University Defence in Brno and in 2021 defended his habilitation thesis and was appointed Associate Professor in the field of Forces and Population Protection. In the years 1996 – 2019, he has worked in Military Intelligence Service. He is the director of the Institute of Intelligence Studies of the University of Defence and his academic work is focuses on intelligence disciplines and security situation in East and Southeast Asia.

ORCID: 0000-0003-0810-5547

Country: Czech Republic


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