Egypt

Op-Ed

The Democracy-Elections Trap in Egypt

Author: Leslie H. Gelb
Daily Beast

The Obama team wants a quick return to democracy in Egypt, but if that means hasty elections again, the result won't be a real democracy, writes Leslie H. Gelb.

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Egypt’s Financial High Noon

Author: Isobel Coleman
Foreign Policy

Isobel Coleman writes that while it is widely recognized that food and fuel subsidies in Egypt are expensive and inefficient, Egyptian leaders do not want to touch the political third rail of subsidy reform. But they also realize that the country's fiscal situation is untenable without it. Sooner or later, serious subsidy reform is inevitable, and a well-planned process is preferable to the alternative.

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