Men walk past riot police vehicles on guard outside the presidential palace in Cairo (REUTERS/Amr Dalsh).
BDC-Stanford Paper | Brookings Doha Center Publications, Brookings Doha Center – Stanford University "Project on Arab Transitions" Paper Series
From Bad Cop to Good Cop: The Challenge of Security Sector Reform in Egypt
November 19, 2012,
Omar Ashour discusses the political dynamics of transforming Egypt’s security establishment. Ashour lays out the workings of the Mubarak regime's repressive security apparatus and assesses current reform initiatives. He concludes the success of Egypt's revolution hinges on effective security sector reform.