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The Army and the Economy in Egypt

The Army and the Economy in Egypt

The commanding heights of the Egyptian economy have for decades been populated by groups – Mubarak’s NDP, the Military, and until recently the Muslim Brotherhood – that have been notoriously unwilling to undertake meaningful and desperately needed economic reforms. While many saw the uprisings as a potential driver of radical change, problems such as high […]

By November 21, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Moving Forward in Egypt

Moving Forward in Egypt

The magnitude and brutality of the military crackdown in Egypt has come as great surprise to the western powers. Both the EU and the US have had a difficult time calibrating their reactions to the recent events. In their responses, they have remained careful not to alienate Egypt’s military-backed rulers while still appearing tough on the heavy-handed methods used to quell opposition to the coup d’état.

By September 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Counting the Cost of Military intervention in Egypt

Counting the Cost of Military intervention in Egypt

The recent upsurge in violence has brought Egypt back into the headlines. Over 1,000 people have been killed in the past week, mainly supporters of Muhammad Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Before venturing into analysis of the implications of recent events, some background might be helpful. As one might expect, the Brotherhood’s fall from power […]

Value Investing: Taking the Long View on Egyptian Real Estate with TMG

Value Investing: Taking the Long View on Egyptian Real Estate with TMG

TMG, one of Egypt’s largest property developers, can currently be obtained for a competitive price. Yet considering the recent political turmoil, is now the right time to invest?

Egypt’s Revolution Enters a New Phase

Egypt’s Revolution Enters a New Phase

Following four days of mass protests, Muhammad Morsi’s one-year presidency abruptly came to an end on Wednesday this week. The head of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, was sworn in as interm president on Thursday. According to footage aired live on Egyptian satellite channel ONTv, (via Cairo-based news agency Mada Masr,) The interim president asserted […]

After a Year of Brotherhood Rule, What Next for Egypt?

After a Year of Brotherhood Rule, What Next for Egypt?

Today marks exactly one year since Mohammed Morsi won Egypt’s first (relatively) ‘democratic’ presidential elections. As Egypt’s economy continues its downward spiral, while political chaos and Muslim Brotherhood ineptitude remain the norm, life for most Egyptians over the past twelve months has scarcely improved. Tens of thousands of Egyptians are expected to take to the streets […]

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” […]