Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Research Projects. Ideas, Identities and Decisional Processes that Affect Security
From 1986 to 1999, Egypt experienced a wave of Islamist violence as
474 attacks killed and injured over 2,000 people. Perhaps most
notable was the 1997 attack in Luxor in which 10 German tourists were
killed. The Egyptian government responded to the violence with a
campaign of repression through arrests, trials, and executions. By 1999
the violence had dissipated, though some insurgents went on to form
the core of al-Qaida.
What explains the rise and decline of the Islamist insurgency? Jenkins
set out to answer this question by examining the pattern of attacks
against four variables.
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