Category Archives: Egypt

The Role of Unemployment in the Egyptian Revolution

Although the official unemployment rate is 9.4% (2009), the actual rate may be as high as 25% among the younger demographic. By rough measure up to 350,000 of the protesters may have been the unemployed – given a population of 6.8m … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Democratic Mirage | Foreign Affairs

Egypt’s Democratic Mirage | Foreign Affairs.

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Tunisia: Bellwether or One-off?

A lot is being made of the potential for cascading regional regime change in the wake of the uprising in Tunisia. But, my gut feeling is that the success of the uprising is more reflective of Tunisian demographics than a fundamental shift … Continue reading

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