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Economics Middle East/North Africa

What challenges lie ahead for Egypt’s economic reforms?

As Egypt prepares to receive the second tranche of a $12 billion IMF loan, the country is facing continued political and economic challenges.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Upgrading the Suez Canal: Egypt’s trade gamble

The continuing upgrades of Egypt’s Suez Canal may yield long-term benefits for Egypt in the form of increased trade. However, significant political and economic risks remain in the short-term that

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy Politics

“Supergiant” gas field could transform Egypt’s energy industry

The discovery of a massive natural gas field could take pressure off of Egyptians suffering from a historic energy crisis. But the find throws into question a pending deal with

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Egypt’s urgent water problem

The topic on the forefront of discussions in Egypt has focused on the expansion of the Suez Canal and its possible economic benefits. But little attention has been devoted to

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Will Sisi succeed in taking on Egypt’s subsidies?

To make Egypt a more attractive home for investment, President Sisi made tackling unsustainable food and energy subsidies a top priority. A year later, it is still unclear whether Sisi’s

Economics Middle East/North Africa

FDI is returning to Egypt under President Sisi

Foreign direct investment deals worth billions are flowing into Egypt, but the country’s stifling regulatory environment and persistent corruption risk choking off entrepreneurship, and may channel the gains to a politically-connected

Middle East/North Africa Politics

The moral dilemma of Egypt’s President al-Sisi

If the world wants to accept the economic successes of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, it must also accept the terrible cost in human rights. Since winning last year’s election

Europe Middle East/North Africa

Four takeaways from Sisi’s visit to Germany

Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, held off on hosting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, but eventually gave in. As Europe’s largest economy continues exercising soft power, how does the Arab world’s

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Will Qatar’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood harm its Western backing?

Qatar’s intrepid foreign policy has led to isolation among their traditional Arab Gulf allies such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Will the wealthy kingdom find a way to protect

Middle East/North Africa Politics

What lies ahead for the Palestinian Authority?

The Palestinian Authority is facing a leadership crisis. Is Mohammed Dahlan positioned to become the next leader of the Palestinians? The issue of leadership succession in the Middle East is