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An Economy Shutting Down


Egypt’s economy is slowly shutting down under the MB regime, and continuing on the same path is a luxury that we can not afford. Continue reading

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Post-Election Reflections


Out of all possible combinations, Egyptians ended up with the worst choice for the second round of the Presidential elections. For the 50% of the country who did not vote for Shafik or Morsi, they face a dilemma from hell. Should they cast their vote to reincarnate the old regime or chose the Ikwan’s spare tire who would open the doors to a theocracy? Before making any meaningful decisions, we probably need to sleep over it, internalize this ironic defeat, and understand what really happened. Continue reading

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A Deal with the Devil


The army finally reveals their terms to accept a civilian government and free elections: a sovereign military institution and a veto right over the President and Parliament. If we don’t accept their terms, the alternative will be a military president. Continue reading

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The Myth of Gamal Mubarak


Most Egyptians today are obsessed with the succession conversation, and rightfully so, for the country’s fate has always been decided by the whim of its individual ruler, rather than institutions. The common sentiment in all these conversations is that Gamal Mubarak’s accession to power is a near fait accompli. However, I would make a contrarian argument that this is a myth. Gamal Mubarak is unlikely to be Egypt’s next President; and if he did, it will be for a very short period. Why? Continue reading

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Living Under an Ailing President


Regardless of what one may think of Mubarak’s 30 years presidency, his surgery in Germany last March sets a new phase in his presidency, and possibly dominating his legacy. These events usher the beginning of the final phase in President Mubarak’s reign – “living under an ailing president”. Continue reading

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