The recent decision by the Egyptian Tax Authority to apply income taxes on social media influencers is creating a hot debate. A huge number of Egyptians, of all ages and backgrounds, are earning living by creating media content on YouTube and Facebook platforms in particular. There is no solid statistics on how much money they make. But, to put things into perspective, it is important to notice that almost all famous media personalities who worked on traditional television stations for years, have been moving their work to YouTube.
The so-called “national dialogue” in Egypt had little to do with its glamorous title. It is neither a dialogue nor a national matter. Instead, it is a state-sponsored speaker series with an ever-extending time frame, carefully designed to co-opt weak but vocal opposition to President al-Sisi and to improve Cairo’s tarnished image in the West.
It is not a coincidence that the Egyptian President has chosen the Cathedral to deliver an assuring message to the Egyptian people about state efforts to overcome the economic crisis.
This paper discusses the potential of the Egyptian economy in light of withdrawing the military institution from market competition and how this is going to impact the democratization process in general.
Brief analysis on the impact of the economic crisis in Egypt on the approval ratings of the Egyptian president El-Sisi.
This paper analyzes the roots of the chronic political and socio-economic crises that kept the Egyptian economy suffering for seven decades.
This situation report analyzes why the Mulsim Brotherhood failed to keep their presidential seat in Egypt in 2012 and why they continued to fail as a group after the fall of their regime in Egypt and Tunisia
This book is the first publication to introduce “reverse nonviolent action” as a new theory within the socio-political field of nonviolent action and strategies. Through studying the curious case of Egypt during and after the waves of Arab Spring revolutions, the author proposes an insider’s answer to Arab Spring’s academic and political most complicated questions. This is the first Arab Spring related study to analyze the strategic choices made by the military institution, official and non-official Islamists, and the young liberal democratic activists to employ violent aggression, nonviolent strategies, and reverse nonviolent action to achieve social change and win political power.
In February – April 2019, LDI ran a nationwide campaign to monitor the process of amending some articles of the constitution. This included monitoring the process of writing and passing the constitutional amendments at the Legislative Committee of the Parliament, as well as observing the referendum wherein Egyptians voted with more than 88% on passing the proposed amendments.
This report assesses the condition of political rights and civil liberties around the world. The report is composed of numerical…