Sayed Ghoneim is Chairman, Institute for Global Security & Defense Affairs (IGSDA – Online) – Abu Dhabi, UAE
Executive Director, Potensia Security Equipment Trading L.L.C, Dubai, UAE

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

Ghoneim is the Author of the book “Fingers Are On The Triggers”, which is issued in Arabic and English languages, and is being translated to Chinese and Japanese languages. It’s also planned to be updated and published in Spanish and French languages in 2022. To see the English version abstract:

Ghoneim is a visiting scholar and guest speaker to;


  • Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo.
  • The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ).
  • China-Arab Research Center on Reform and Development, Shanghai.
  • China Institute For International Studies.
  • National Defense University, Taiwan.
  • Taiwan Center for Security Studies (TCSS) at National Chengchi University (NCU), Taiwan.
  • Institute of Middle East Studies, Hankuk University, Seoul, ROK.


  • Belgian Royal Military Academy, Brussels.
  • NATO School Oberammergau, Munich.
  • NATO Defense College, Rome.
  • International Press Club, Madrid.

Central America:

  • Defense University of Honduras (UDH).

The Middle East:

  • Wollongong University in Dubai.
  • College Of Security And Global Studies (CSGS) at the American University in The Emirates (AUE), Dubai.

International Organizations and Strategic HQs

  • The U.S. Central Command (Tampa, FL).
  • European Union Military Staff HQ (Brussels).
  • NATO Joint Force Command (Naples).
  • National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), MoD, Tokyo.
  • Maritime Command & Staff College (Tokyo).

He 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’.

Previous Experiences;

During his long service in the 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 HQ (Tampa, Florida).
  • Chief of Staff at the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN).
  • Peacekeeping and humanitarian aids missions in Western Sahara and Rwanda.


Ph.D. in Political Science, Faculty of Commerce and Political Science, Port Said University, Port Said, Egypt.

Fellowship Degree in Strategy and Security Studies, Nasser’s Higher Military Academy, Giza, Egypt.

Diploma, Political Science (Defence Diplomacy and Security Studies), RMCS, Cranfield University, England, UK.

M.Sc. in Military Science, General Command & Staff College, Egypt

B.Sc. in War Studies, Faculty of Science, Baluchistan University, Quetta, Pakistan.

Command & Staff College Certificate, Army Command & Staff College, Quetta, Pakistan.

B.Sc. in Business Administrations, Faculty of Commerce, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

B.Sc. in Military Science, Military Academy, Cairo, Egypt.

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Last updated, April 2021



Some of Ghoneim’s publications:

The Horn of Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean are Between Two Red Lines

China’s New World Order and The Middle East

Normalization with Israel, Reconciliation with Qatar and the Middle East Regional Order: A Different View

الدولة الفاشلة ومؤشرات الدول الهشة

Terrorism: Root Causes, Ramifications and Good Practices

Normalization with Israel, Reconciliation with Qatar and the Middle East Regional Order: A Different View

التطرف والإرهاب: الأسباب الجذرية والتداعيات والمجابهة

“أجيال الحروب” كما وضعها الأمريكي كولونيل وليم إس. ليند

التطبيع العربي مع إسرائيل ومستقبل المصالحة مع قطر

Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies (SSDP), June 2020: Strategic Paper: “Rivalries in the Middle East in New Security Dynamics”

NATO MARITIME INTERDICTION OPERATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Issue 11, 2nd Issue 2015 ISSN: 2241-438X: NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center: “Maritime Terrorism The Threat to the National Security of the Middle East”

JIME Center, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, April 2020: “The Evolution of the Regional Political and Security Interactions and Competition in the Middle East”

Daily News Egypt, 23 January 2017: Future impact of superpower and regional power states’ national security strategies on the Middle East

Daily News Egypt, 17 January 2017: “Superpower and regional power states’ national security strategies”

Daily News Egypt, 17 July 2017: The 6th military coup d’état in Turkey: reasons and results

Daily News Egypt, 17 May 2016: Part 1: It was the only world power and today it seeks to regain its regional power

Daily News Egypt, 04 June 2016: Part II: It was the only world power and today it seeks to regain its regional power

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 Director, Potensia Security Equipment Trading L.L.C, Dubai, UAE