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Egypt Economy

Sophia Jones

'Now Is The Time To Take Risks'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.12.2014 | World

CAIRO -- One year ago, Umm Fattih felt destined to live out her life in poverty. As a single, middle-aged woman with no means to support herself, she ...

Sophia Jones

'Nobody Wants To Go To A Country That Is Exploding'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

CAIRO -- When Egyptians rose up against their government three years ago, it wasn’t just dictator Hosni Mubarak’s reign that crumbled. The mass pr...

Letter From Cairo: Arab Winter and Revolutionary Regrets

Andrew Lam | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Andrew Lam

"Before the revolution," locals say, things were bad but manageable. Before the revolution, everyone hated the same regime. After the revolution, hope has turned to fragmentation and fear. And tourism -- once a mainstay of the economy -- has slowed to a trickle.

Egypt's Economic Future and and the Need for Outward Strategy

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Efraim Chalamish

While in the long term, future governments can adopt and implement policies to improve Egypt's economy, the short term impact of the recent political revolution exacerbates the current conditions.

What Egypt Needs Now: Jobs

John Hope Bryant | Posted 09.22.2013 | World
John Hope Bryant

What Egypt and Egyptians need most now are jobs. Why, because any society without a strong, aspirational and growing middle class population is a society at risk. The middle class is not just an aspirational dream, it is a practical and necessary stabilizer for a real democracy.

Egypt: Too Big, Too Late to Save?

Robert Walker | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Robert Walker

With the world's attention riveted on war-torn Syria, far too little attention has been focused on Egypt's economic woes and their long-term implications for the region.

Egypt Heads Toward the Cliff

Robert Walker | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Robert Walker

The great dilemma facing Egypt today is not whether the Morsi government or democratic rule can long survive; it is whether Egypt itself can long survive.

Egypt's Perfect Storm: A Convergence of Political and Economic Crises

Carina Kamel | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Carina Kamel

Had Egypt's newly elected leader devoted as much attention to mending the economy as he has on gripping power, perhaps the country would be less polarized and his actions would be viewed with less skepticism and mistrust.

Egypt's New President Must Hit the Ground Running or Face Tahrir

Carina Kamel | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Carina Kamel

The task ahead of Egypt's next president is gargantuan. Egyptians will want to see progress and they will want to see it fast, or it will not be long before they return to Tahrir.

How Will Egyptian Islamists Rule?

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

While it remains to be seen if Egypt's Islamists will govern with an "Egypt-first" approach, historical precedents suggest that they may turn increasingly xenophobic and engage in foreign gambits.

Egyptian Military: State Within a State

Barry Lando | Posted 01.26.2012 | World
Barry Lando

Real civilian rule could spell an end to the system of corruption and patronage that has gone on for decades, a system that has given the military unimpeded control over a huge sector of the Egyptian economy.

Sustaining Egypt's Revolution: Too Big to Fail

Fritz Lodge | Posted 09.10.2011 | World
Fritz Lodge

Egyptians would do well to distinguish between Mubarak's corruption and the value of his economic policies, but international donors and lenders must work harder to provide proof of their sincerity if they are to help Egypt.