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Thursday, November 23,  2017
Economy
Ahmed Zahran

Egypt’s current state of political outburst has spawned newly formed political parties that lack strength, sustainability and a clear methodology to realize the values of democracy

William Davies

As imperfect as they are, happiness indicators offer us some shared basis on which to identify our priorities and are about to receive an objective economic rationale

Charles Kenny

Are bad economies good for democracy? It wasn’t economic growth that pushed Tunisians, Egyptians, and now Libyans and Yemenis out into the streets

Ahmed Kouchouk

After the political success of the January 25th Revolution, questions have risen about the extent to which the economic direction of the country is appropriate

Ziad Bahaa-Eldin

Political parties and presidential candidates must switch from this superficial magical slogan "Market Economy and Social Justice" to the details that underline and demonstrate the seriousness of the matter

Ahmed Saeed

For a country that is ‘stable because it’s closed’ to become a country that is ‘stable because it’s open,’ it must go through a transitional period of dangerous instability

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Decades of corrupt authoritarian rule, increasingly literate and con-
nected societies, and skyrocketing food prices underlie the upheavals in the Middle East

Larry Diamond

Where governance is bad — where corruption and abuse of power are rampant, and where inequality is extreme and intensifying — economic factors may not matter much for democracy that - political factors may be more important in determining the fate of new and fragile democracies

 
Dina Said

Sixty-five per cent of the population in the Middle East is under the age of 30, that is 242 million people. If this youth formed a country, they would constitute the 4th largest country in the world, directly behind the US and ahead of Indonesia. This youth challenge is the most critical economic development challenge facing the Middle East in the 21st century 

Nouriel Roubini

A bold new assistance program should be designed for the [Middle Eastern] region, modeled on the Marshall Plan in Western Europe after WWII, or on the support offered to Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Berlin Wall

Rants

There’s No Grey in Our Flag

 “In the land of all black and all white, shouting grey is blasphemy;” and there are 80 million shades of grey in Egypt. Continue Reading

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EDITORIAL

Editorial – The Nile

It’s simple really, if we don’t save the Nile, everything else we are debating, discussing, arguing about will be irrelevant. Continue Reading

An open letter to Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei

I have the greatest respect and admiration for you. We can never forget that it was your courage and foresight that called for change and a transition...  Continue Reading

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Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahems are stand-alone cartoons interspersed throughout the paper that humorously raise a specific question or point out an apparent contradiction,...  Continue Reading

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