By impeding research, Egypt curtails knowledge that can help resolve crises, especially in border areas.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have signed an agreement to end a 3.5 year blockade of Qatar. While all sides have agreed to restore relations, it's unclear whether the issues at the heart of the dispute have been resolved.
Faced with the dilemma of democracy versus stability, recent events in France and Belarus show the need to reconcile human rights and interests.
In an interview, Sherif Mohyeldeen discusses the challenges of healthcare in Egypt’s border areas.
A new essay collection highlights the negative consequences of the Egyptian military’s heavy involvement in the economy: stunted economic growth, a new ruling class of military officers, and little incentive to enact much-needed reforms.
Egypt’s closing of the inquiry into the Regeni murder is Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s way of avoiding challenges from within.
Under the presidency of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, civil-military relations remain imbalanced: but paradoxically, the overwhelming role of the military, also as economic player, combines with the subtle narrowing of the military as cohesive entity.
Pouring money into health infrastructure will have little effect if qualified doctors have few incentives to stay.
The Egyptian military’s involvement in the economy has come at a high cost, contributing to underperformance in development and auguring a new ruling class of military officers.
Armed forces in power and in business will be hard-pressed to implement the complex and painful economic reforms needed to stimulate growth.