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

Chairman, Institute for Global Security & Defense Affairs (IGSDA – Online), residing in 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 obtained his Fellowship Degree in Strategic Security Studies from Nasser Higher Military Academy of Egypt (* PhD). Also, 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.

He participated, spoke, and chaired international security and counter terrorism conferences, round-tables, seminars, workshops and courses in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Crete Island, Tunis, Rome, Taipei, Brussels, Madrid, Tokyo and others.

Ghoneim is a Visiting Scholar and Speaker to:

– Belgian Royal Military Academy, Brussels.
– National Defense University, Taiwan.
– International Press Club, Madrid.
– American University in The Emirates, Dubai.
– NATO Defense College, Middle East Faculty, Rome and NATO Joint Forces HQ, Naples (Italy).
– Several universities and strategic studies think-tanks in Tokyo.

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

During his long service in the Egyptian Armed Forces, he served as Director of Planning and Operations at (strategic department level). Earlier, he served as Director of Information and Operational Studies Center at Command & Staff College, he occupied other senior command and staff jobs in the Egyptian Armed Forces.

Internationally, he served as Chief of Staff of Arms Monitoring Division at the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) and participated in other peacekeeping and humanitarian aids missions in Western Sahara and Rwanda. He has also served as Senior National representative of Egypt to the US Central Command.

Ghoneim is a holder of Long Service Medal granted by the Egyptian President, beside other medals for his local and international outstanding service.

* 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 on September 2017

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Some publications in English in Daily News Egypt newspapers.

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