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 […]

Diligencia 10 years on – Part 2

March 28, 2018

As I look back over the last ten years I am struck by the fact that the MENA region has seen seismic changes.  Quite apart from the political upheavals, notably the so-called Arab Spring, which at times led to a revolving door of the subjects we were asked to research, the following cases have had […]