EuroMedMig Working Paper No. 7: “Rafah Border: between terrorism, exogenous and endogenous pressures”
January 14, 2022
This working paper tackles border control policies in Egypt, focusing on Rafah border, possibly one of the most complex in the region and also in the entire world. Furthermore, it analyses the possible relation between the control of this border and terrorism in Sinai during different ruling regimes in Egypt – Mubarak, Morsi and el-Sisi- filling a crucial gap in the literature.
Thishasbeenbasedonqualitativemethodology,using primary and secondary documents, jointly with expert interviews, to analyze the decisions taken by the different actors and reveal the inter-subjective reasoning behind each reaction in terms of bordercontrol.