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Mursi digs himself into a hole

Mursi digs himself into a hole

A few days ago, I watched an interview with the Egyptian tourism minister on a foreign media outlet. He was trying to convince the audience that Egypt is still a hospitable country, and promised that the government would not interfere in foreign tourists’ affairs—what...
Opinion: Turkish Lessons in Cairo

Opinion: Turkish Lessons in Cairo

Shortly after the January 25 revolution in Egypt, prominent Egyptian investor Ahmed Heikal said: “If we get things right, we could be Turkey in ten years. If we get them wrong, we could be Pakistan in 18 months.” Today, almost two years after this statement, Egypt’s...
It’s Not Enough to Topple Dictators

It’s Not Enough to Topple Dictators

The world has seen many terrible rulers, and last week we celebrated the revolution that toppled one of the worst rulers from power, Muammar Gaddafi. The Libyan dictator was responsible for huge devastation and destruction, and not just in Libya. The memory of Gaddafi...