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Economics Middle East/North Africa

Egypt’s looming concerns: violent unrest and a fragile economy

Egypt’s economy has garnered the attention of the IMF. Investments are facing risks from the escalating violence and increasing prices hamper.

International Middle East/North Africa Security

Why the Qatari-Arab tension may remain despite possible settlements

On the 6th of June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced in a coordinated move to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.

Middle East/North Africa

What does Tunisia’s current instability mean for investment?

Tunisia is grappling with social and political instability not seen since the 2011 protests which gripped the North African state and ushered in the Arab Spring. To help explain how

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s Egypt is full of tensions and contradictions

At the core of Egypt’s paralysis is the paradoxical blend of Hosni Mubarak and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi politics that define the new system.

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 Security

Militaries will remain a powerful political and economic force in the Arab world

The MENA region and its militaries have had a tumultuous past. Militaries have held the prime position in the political and economic sphere in the region, and have asserted their own

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Egypt’s gas find sets Mediterranean geopolitics on fire

The recent natural gas find in Egypt ensures the country’s energy security, but also alters the energy and geopolitical dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean. Over the past few years, the

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

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