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Egyptian Economy

Egypt's Three Challenges: Time to Make (Not Score) Points

Marwan Bishara | Posted 09.29.2013 | World
Marwan Bishara

Faced with mounting outcry from the Brotherhood's rank and file against the ousting of President Morsi, Defense Minister Abdel Fattah El Sisi has continued to escalate his ultimatums and the use of force to quell cries for the return of the elected president.

Morsi's Choice, Democracy, and the Fate of the World

Robert Walker | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Robert Walker

Democratic rule is always preferable to authoritarian rule, but that does not mean that democratically-elected governments -- including Morsi's -- always make wise decisions... or make them in time to avert disaster.

The Egyptian Riddle

Robert Walker | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Robert Walker

Any government that does what's needed to right the economy will not be around for long. The people want their subsidized bread and the farmers want their subsidized fuel. Take those subsidies away and you take away the consent of the governed.

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.

East Asian Inspirations for Egypt

Dr. Hischam El-Agamy | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Dr. Hischam El-Agamy

It is very important that Egypt should succeed: not only for the 85 million Egyptians (expected to be 100 million by 2025), but also for the entire Arab world (currently at 350 million, expected to reach 590 million by 2050).

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.