Related Articles
Forward article link
Share PDF with colleagues

Egyptian production struggling with domestic demand

Energy production is not keeping up with soaring domestic demand, damaging the economy in the country that launched the Arab uprisings

The popular revolt that led to the downfall in 2011 of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak marked the earliest and most significant chapter of the Arab Uprisings. Not only is Egypt the most populous and economically diverse Arab country, but it lays a reasonable claim to being at the metaphysical and geographical heart of the Arab world, situated at the crossroads between Arabic-speaking North Africa, the Levant and the Gulf. Egypt, one can say, provides a template for understanding the political tsunami engulfing countries elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region. But Egypt's political evolution has proven more complex than the swift demise of the Mubarak regime would suggest

Also in this section
Venezuela going for broke
16 January 2018
The Maduro government wants a new deal on its debt. Things are going to get messy
Iraqi Kurdistan sinking fast
11 January 2018
The future of the KRI's oil sector is uncertain, with the federal government determined to bring all the country's production and exports back under its wing
Iraqi Kurdistan's wrong turn
11 January 2018
Burdened by political and economic crises at home, the autonomous region faces difficult talks with a newly confident federal government in Baghdad