Boom or bust? What is really going on with Egypt’s economy?

July 31, 2019

“Egypt’s economy isn’t booming…it’s collapsing” says a former minister in Mohammed Morsi’s short-lived administration. “On the contrary, Egypt’s economy isn’t tanking…it’s thriving” counters a senior banker in Egypt. The correspondents of this exchange running across consecutive issues of Foreign Policy magazine make their own case based on recent macro-economic figures, debt levels in the country and the […]

The very model of a modern Arab diplomat: Prince Khaled bin Bandar bin Sultan

July 2, 2019

If French is the traditional language of diplomacy, it seems appropriate that Prince Khaled was born in Paris and, we understand, proudly retains his links to the French state. Indeed you might be forgiven for thinking that his appointment as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s eighth ambassador to the United Kingdom in April this year, […]