While Egypt’s uprising has become synonymous with the successful use of social media to overthrow an entrenched authoritarian regime, social media may also have contributed to its failure of the revolution.
Egypt’s new capital is likely to be another urban failure.
Parliament has moved on church-building in Egypt, but it is unlikely to be enough.
The Carnegie Middle East Center and Middle East Program are happy to announce the launch of Diwan, the new Carnegie blog featuring timely analysis on the region’s most pressing issues.
The question is not whether the Sisi regime will last, but the kind of regime that is likely to emerge from Egypt’s economic turmoil.
Supporting Arab autocrats may produce some short-term gains, but at the price of long-term disaster.
Despite a new IMF deal, Egypt’s economy still has a number of structural reforms that need to be dealt with.
Egypt is in a different league than its neighbors in the Eastern Mediterranean when it comes to oil and gas exploration.
The shortcomings that characterized Egypt’s economy before the 2011 uprising remain in place. Until they are addressed, renewed political volatility remains possible.
Egypt’s economic crisis deprives the regime of the financial and economic resources needed to sustain a solid social base among public sector employees, and hence hinders the consolidation of authoritarian rule.