Several years are necessary to develop a successful tourism industry, but it can easily be destroyed in a much shorter period, even with the best of intentions. This is happening with Egypt’s tourism industry, which reached its peak in 2010, when roughly 15 million foreigners visited.
April 13, 2018
In the second half of 2013, I was thrilled that a number of famous Egyptian economists whose work I have been observing and admiring for years were heading the Egyptian cabinet. Naively, I thought that all the constructive ideas they had been advocating for years would come true.
April 09, 2018
Even though we Egyptians tend to conduct tense debates on a wide range of economic and political issues, we often discuss the content of a given topic without realizing the metaphorical frame within which we live and that affects our manner of thinking — a frame that is designed by the Egyptian s
April 06, 2018
Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s re-election for a second and final term as president of Egypt should prompt him either to do more of what he has been doing during his first term, or to consider a complete shift of economic and political policies aimed at realizing achievements of a different kind.
April 02, 2018
Afew minutes at the polling station is not too high a price for Egyptians to pay to express their gratitude for the policies implemented by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during his first term in office and confidently vote him in for a second and final term.
March 29, 2018
“Islam does not belong in this country, Germany is shaped by Christianity,” the newly appointed German interior minister, Horst Seehofer, recently declared.
March 26, 2018
“Our home telephone used to ring 24 hours a day; it went completely dead after my father left power,” a friend told me, describing the difference in status between authorized and discredited Egyptian politicians.
March 23, 2018
Almost a decade ago, I was involved, among others, in organizing a large political conference in Egypt, in which my former party hosted a few hundred well-known liberal politicians hailing from all continents.
March 19, 2018