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Doctors Strike Committee Demand ban on Government Officials using Private Hospitals “In response to a speech máde by military chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi urging doctors to ‘give without waiting for return’, a committee responsible for organizing ongoing doctors’ strikes demanded that … Continue reading

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The logic behind Egypt’s Stimulus package: boosting growth through public sector wage increases

“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

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Workers at Egyptian Iron & Steel company go on strike The workers are demanding back pay as well as better working conditions: “The striking workers say that their working conditions have in recent months become as precarious as the company’s … Continue reading

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Political Economy of State finance in Egypt

Egypt relies on Gulf aid for economy: Then What? (http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/egypt-relies-gulf-aid-economy-then-what) “Supported by the Gulf aid pledges, the government announced a LE22.3 billion ($3.2 billion) stimulus package in August. It later increased it by a third to LE29.6 billion and plans … Continue reading

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Syria and the Arab Spring: The Evolution of the Conflict and the Role of the Domestic and External Factors

The Syrian uprising passed its one year mark with the Ba’th regime still in power. Since the beginning of the uprising, however, peaceful protests have declined and have been replaced by armed struggle. What were the factors that determined the … Continue reading

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