Graffiti in Tahrir Square in Cairo, February, 2013
Egypt Politics & Security
The Egypt Politics & Security report offers expert weekly commentary and analysis on the political and
socio-economic evolution of Egypt. Written specifically with foreign investors
mind, it provides the necessary news and authoritative dissection of the
trends that may influence who might rule Egypt in a post-Mubarak era, and what
policy changes may be expected.
Since the fall of the old regime in February, Egypt has been undergoing a number
of serious issues. The country's new ruling body, the Supreme Council of the
Armed Forces, has had a difficult time curtailing nationwide protests over
continued political and economic grievances. And although the Mubarak family
prosecution, the people remain dissatisfied with the state of affairs in the
These pertinent concerns continue to dominate the political agenda, alongside
security matters that have resulted in thousands of people being killed.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces' aim to reform Egypt's constitution, and
transfer power to a new government, seems rather rushed and has also caused
controversy among those who led the revolution against Mubarak. Observers now
wonder which way Egypt will go: will it embrace Western-style liberalism and
democracy? Or will it become an Islamic theocracy?
At the same time, however, the seemingly insoluble social issues – including
high unemployment and income inequalities and poverty – are exacerbating the
problems facing Egypt. It is expected that the next government will be
focused on internal matters and domestic economic issues. It is essential for
investors to follow events very closely at this critical juncture in the
country's politics. For more information about Egypt Politics & Security, please contact us here.