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 Libor Kutěj, Ph.D., born in 1967. Since 1992 is working at the state administration, firstly within the Ministry of Interior and since 1996 within the Ministry of Defence. From 2009 to 2012 he was a Defence Attaché of the Czech Republic in Israel. In the period of 2012 – 2015 held the position of Director of Military Diplomacy Department of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic. Between 2015 – 2019, he was a Defence Attaché of the Czech Republic in Jordan. Since the 1st February 2019 he has been appointed as Head of the Department of Intelligence Support of the Faculty of Military leadership of the University of Defence in Brno. His lectures and publishing activities are focuses on the problems of military intelligence, politico-military and security context in the Middle East and East/South East Asia.

Country: Czech Republic


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