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Analysis: Al-Qaeda Grows in Sinai


Sinai Peninsula

Since the ousting of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak a year ago, our attention has been turned to Cairo and the political developments taking place there, in particular the rise of Islamist political parties and the role of the military in the democratic transition process. But in the Sinai , bordering Israel, tensions have increased between local Bedouin tribes and the central Egyptian government; violent attacks against authorities and tourists have escalated and Al Qaeda has become increasingly present in the Peninsula. What are the implications for security in Egypt and for the relations with neighbouring Israel?

The National Interest, United States

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