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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 risks of politicizing Egypt’s state entities

Dragging Egyptian state entities into our internal political disputes will put their status, which has up to now been perceived as relatively independent, at risk. The state’s tendency to act as the government’s backbone could result in the downfall of both.

March 12, 2018

The visible hand that hinders Egypt’s economy

A little over two centuries ago, Adam Smith introduced the invisible hand theory, explaining that the demand and supply of goods will naturally reach equilibrium in a free market scenario where everyone works to their own advantage.

March 09, 2018

Egypt needs brainpower not muscle power

The decision to prosecute a number of Egyptian opposition figures may be perceived as a fair legal procedure, but it could also trigger many more citizens to challenge the state — a scenario we should avoid at all costs.

March 07, 2018

Egypt’s presidential election: To participate or boycott?

The essence of any election is to induce the greatest number of citizens to participate in the process and to feel that their vote matters.

March 02, 2018

Egypt’s police in urgent need of reform

Egyptians traditionally tend to admire and respect their police apparatus. Like many other nationalities, Egyptians generally don’t have much esteem for their government, yet the police profession still appeals to a large segment of society, which aspires to be a part of it.

February 26, 2018

Egyptians must work together to keep country afloat

As it uses the full force of its might to develop extensive and diversified projects in almost all of Egypt’s governorates, the Egyptian state is giving less attention to strengthening the fabric of Egyptian society, which is the main beneficiary of such projects.

February 23, 2018

No room for compromise in Egypt’s war on terror

Terrorism is the ugliest tactic devised by man in recent times; an act conceived and driven by sick-minded people that aims at murdering the greatest number of innocent citizens.

February 19, 2018

Egypt’s outdated state media in need of reform

Known to belong to a traditional society, Egyptians have for decades been well framed and politically mobilized by state media. Since its emergence, however, social media has constituted a clear challenge to routine state media practices.

February 16, 2018

The Egyptian workforce’s productivity challenge

On a couple of unpleasant occasions, I have had to request the help of the Egyptian Ambulance Organization. It took the ambulance half an hour to reach my destination (and by the time it arrived, its help was no longer needed, obviously).

February 12, 2018

El-Sisi should look to soft power over security

Leaders’ rhetoric matters. Their explicit messages provide clear indications about the course they intend to steer for their nations; while their implicit messages, and the emotions expressed, are for citizens to interpret.

February 04, 2018