From anchor of regional stability to failing giant and back? After his re-election in March 2018, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi wants to put his country, with 90 million inhabitants the most populous of the Near and Middle East, also back on the economic track. The second strongest economy on the African continent experienced significant domestic and violent upheavals in recent years, but al-Sisi’s autocratic rule is seen by many as a mid- and long-term problem rather than a sustainable solution. Will he nevertheless succeed in implementing urgently needed structural economic reforms, rehabilitating the dilapidated state budget and luring investors into the country?
Author: Valerie Giesen
Publication Date: July 2018
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