Personal Experience Politics

Can Egypt become an industrial country?

I have had several discussions with friends about the lackluster state of industrial development in Egypt. Most of those whom


Egypt’s flawed socialism

I have always had problems with the flawed way Egypt implemented socialism after the July 23 Revolution. In one of my


Do all dictators have the same scriptwriter?

As the wave of protests spreads across the Middle East and North Africa, a remarkable similarity in the way that


Analysis of the Presidential Speech

The Egyptian president appeared on national TV yesterday and made a couple of concessions. Here is my attempt to summarize


You’ve got to be kidding me

OK. I just watched the Iraqi minister of transport say that his country is providing an airlift for its citizens


When did nationalism start meaning loyalty to a certain leader?

I have been watching the National Egyptian TV for a different perspective on what is going on. What I have