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Mohammed Nosseir

Mohammed Nosseir, a liberal politician from Egypt, is a strong advocate of political participation and economic freedom.

Twitter: @MohammedNosseir

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The slippery slope of Egyptian tourism

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

Egyptian economy torn between thinkers and doers

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

How Egyptians are mobilized

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

Will El-Sisi change course during his final term?

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

Reasons behind modest turnout in Egyptian elections

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

Politicians need to think before they speak

“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

The popularity myth at the heart of Egyptian politics

“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

Egypt’s media can’t resist spicing up stories

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