Egypt

Why did Egyptians Revolt? Hazem Kandil on the Origins of the Egyptian Uprising

Why did Egyptians Revolt? Hazem Kandil on the Origins of the Egyptian Uprising

Since January 2011, much ink has been spilled in commentary on the unfolding of the “Arab Spring”. On who might come out “on top”, on who should come out “on top” and why a “victory” for one or another party, group or movement would spell either redemption -or utter disaster for those caught in the whirlwind of […]

The Muslim Brothers and the Egyptian Military: An Awkward Partnership?

The Muslim Brothers and the Egyptian Military: An Awkward Partnership?

There have been questions about the compatibility of the Brotherhood and the Military establishment since they entered into partnership in 2012. Their collective ability to meet the demands of the January 2011 ‘revolution’ – which called for a profound restructuring of the state’s “exclusivist practices that instruct Egyptians to obey rather than participate in the country’s future” […]

The Egyptian Economy in 2013

The Egyptian Economy in 2013

Despite the momentous political changes which have taken place since the revolution, the Egyptian economy still faces serious structural difficulties.

Debating Energy Subsidies in Egypt

Debating Energy Subsidies in Egypt

The Egyptian subsidies regime is an economic and political minefield. Fiscal transfers that swallow up, by some estimates, around 25 percent of state expenditures are patently unsustainable – but with forty percent of Egypt’s population on or below the poverty line ($2 per day), these subsidies form a vital lifeline for Egypt’s poorest. So while […]