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. Since 1992, he has worked in the security forces, first within the Ministry of the Interior and then within the Ministry of Defence. From 1996-2019 he was assigned to the Military Intelligence; from 2009-2012 he was the Defence Attaché of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Israel, from 2012-2015 Director of the Military Diplomacy, from 2015-2019 Defence Attaché of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Jordan. Since 2019, he has been active in academia, from 2019-2022 as Head of the Department of Intelligence Support at the Faculty of Military Leadership at the University of Defence. Since 2022, he is the Director of the Institute of Intelligence Studies at the same university, where he has also held the position of Vice-Rector for External Relations and Internationalisation since September 2020. His lecturing, research and publication activities focus on intelligence issues, cognitive warfare and the political-military and security context in the Middle East and East and Southeast Asia regions.

ORCID: 0000-0003-0810-5547

Country: Czech Republic


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