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Sayed Ghoneim, Major General (Retd), Chairman IGSDA, UAE (Egyptian)

Sayed Ghoneim is Chairman, Institute for Global Security & Defense Affairs (IGSDA – Online) – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Senior member of the Advisory Board of “Program of Master of Security Studies and Information Analysis” at American University in The Emirates (AUE).

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Ghoneim is a visiting scholar and regular guest speaker to;

  • Command & Staff College, Belgian Royal Military Academy, Brussels.
  • Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) of University of Tokyo.
  • Master’s program, National Defense University, Taiwan.
  • Defense University of Honduras.
  • NATO School Oberammergau, Munich.
  • NATO Defense College, Rome.
  • Wollongong University in Dubai (Australian university).
  • American University in The Emirates, Dubai.

He also spoke in the U.S. Central Command (Tampa, FL), European Union Military Staff HQ (Brussels).

He repeatedly participated, spoke, and chaired international security and counter terrorism activities in, Madrid, Crete Island, Seoul, Shanghai Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Tunis, Shanghai, Seoul, Tegucigalpa, and others.

He is a monthly article writer in the national newspapers and magazines in Egypt, and author of the book ‘Managing Defense in Democratic Society’.

During his long service in the Egyptian Armed Forces;

Locally, he occupied several command & staff jobs in fields of intelligence & information, planning & operations, training and education. His last position was Director of Planning and Operations at (strategic department level) of the Egyptian Armed Forces.


  • Senior National Representative of Egypt to the U.S. Central Command (Tampa, Florida).
  • Chief of Staff at the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN).
  • In other peacekeeping and humanitarian aids missions in Western Sahara and Rwanda.


Ghoneim obtained his Fellowship Degree in Strategic Security Studies from Nasser Higher Military Academy of Egypt (* PhD). Also, currently he’s a PhD researcher in Political Science (Faculty of Commerce and Political Science at Port Said University), Egypt.

He obtained his (Master of Military Science) from General Command & Staff College of both Egypt and Pakistan, and his Bachelor of Business Administrations from Ain Shams University, Egypt; in addition to a diploma in political science (Defence Diplomacy and Security Studies) from RMCS at Cranfield University, England, UK.


* The Fellowship Degree has been approved as PhD equivalent of Security & Defense Studies by the Supreme Council of Universities of Egypt on 22nd of November 2015 and attested by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affair on 30th of November 2015.

* The (Master of Military Science) from General C&SC of Egypt has been approved as MSc of Military Science by the Supreme Council of Universities of Egypt on 22nd of November 2015, and attested by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affair on 30th of November 2015

Last updated, July 2020


Some of Ghoneim’s publications in English:

Is It Rivalry Or Cooperation? The Relations Between Turkey And Iran


‘Contradiction of Powers’ Relations in Libya’

戦略論 「新しい安全保障ダイナミクスに入る中東の戦略的ライバリー」

The Impacts of the Spread of the New Coronavirus on the Competition of Major Powers in the Middle East

Predicting the World After The COVID-19 Crisis Is Just A Wishful Thinking

Analytical vision: How does Israel think?

US forces withdraw from Afghanistan

Trying To Be More Objective – Video

US-Iran tensions ease as ‘neither side wants a war’

The Evolution of the Crisis in Libya and East Mediterranean Region

“Strategic Rivalries in the Middle East: Risks and Opportunities in New Security Dynamics”

1# “Rivalries between The US, China and Russia in Latin America in new security & economic dynamics”


“US, Russia and China Rivalries in Latin America”, IGSDA Lecture in Honduras Defense University

Press interview with Gen. Sayed Ghoneim: Egypt’s biggest threat is inability to accept, apply international standards, laws,

Article 1: The ‘New World Order’ and the current super-power states 

Article 2: The Wrong Solution

Article 3: The Middle East Between Facing Threats, Challenges and Hope for the Stability

Article 4: Part 1: It was the only world power and today it seeks to regain its regional power.

Article 5: Part 2: It was the only world power and today it seeks to regain its regional power.

Political & security analysis 1: Our nuclear weapons will only be used as a ‘deterrent’: North Korean Ambassador to Egypt

Political & security analysis 2: NATO invitation to Montenegro provokes Russia

Political & security analysis 3: True impact of JCPA and Iran’s nuclear program

Political & security analysis 3: The changing of the American policy towards Egypt and The Middle East