Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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Monthly Archives: December 2013
The economic dilemmas of the Egyptian government: Foreign investments, Public Funds embezzlement, land grabs and basic needs
Egypt’s government expects around $3bn in revenues after settling tax disputes (http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/89613.aspx) “Shafiq and 10 other defendants, including Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, were accused of embezzling public funds. ” (Alaa and Gamal Mubarak acquitted: http://madamasr.com/content/alaa-and-gamal-mubarak-acquitted) Prosecution to review Ahmed Shafiq’s … Continue reading
“Governor Hisham Ramez, …, told Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Sabea that Egypt will repay $3.9 billion of its foreign debt in 2014, with $2.5 billion going to Qatar and $1.4 to the Paris Club, as scheduled. By early December, Egypt returned … Continue reading
A series of developments in Egypt indicate that Islamist opposition groups (specifically the Muslim Brotherhood) are taking their battles to the streets of Cairo and other governorates. The lynching of a taxi driver by the Brotherhood supporters, the acid attack … Continue reading