Articles & Analysis

07/27/2017 . By Allison McManus

The Egyptian Ministry of Defense posted a grainy video to its YouTube channel on Monday: A vehicle slowly approaches a checkpoint south of Arish. Nearby cars drive away and people

04/19/2017 . By Jake Greene and Dr. Nancy Okail

When President Donald Trump welcomed Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi at the White House earlier this month, Trump applauded Sisi’s efforts to fight terrorism in Egypt as Sisi boasted about

03/07/2017 . By A Correspondent in Sinai

Over the past three weeks, about 140 Coptic Christian families fled the city of Arish. The exodus comes after the families were threatened with death by Wilayat Sinai.

02/17/2017 . By Taha Saker

February 11 marked the first day of a partial civil strike in Arish called by a number of North Sinai tribes. The civil disobedience comes amid the state’s failure to

07/01/2016 . By Allison McManus

A year ago, in the early hours of July 1, a group of militants began their largest and most daring initiative yet: a coordinated offensive on the city of Sheikh

06/07/2016 . By Allison McManus and Jake Greene

On May 8, four men carried out a brutal mass shooting, emptying their magazines into an adjacent car as they drove along the Nile in Helwan, a district in Cairo.

03/14/2016 . By Jake Greene

Wilayat Sinai, the Islamic State’s “Sinai Province,” is using its near-monopolistic access to Sheikh Zuweid, Arish, Rafah, and other areas in Sinai’s northern region to create its own, unchecked narrative

01/07/2016 . By Elisa Epstein and Jake Greene

Is western media warping our understanding of the Islamic State?

11/19/2015 . By TIMEP

TIMEP Nonresident Fellow Hassan Hassan answered questions about recent terrorist attacks in Beirut and Paris apparently carried out by the Islamic State.

11/16/2015 . By Greg Aftandilian

 Egypt faces a serious threat from terrorist groups, not only in the Sinai Peninsula but also in other parts of the country. Unfortunately, the government’s counter-terrorism campaign over the past