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Why Egypt Is No Longer Too Big To Fail

Over the past three years, most Egyptians have failed to see beyond the most immediate aspects of its crisis. Meanwhile, in the outside world, the most basic formulas have changed.

Egyptian soldiers in the street of Cairo
Egyptian soldiers in the street of Cairo
Mohamed Gabr

CAIRO – Over the past three years, most commentators on Egypt’s affairs, and even participants in its public life, have been preoccupied with the present moment, rarely pausing to scrutinize the whole picture.

This preoccupation with immediate concerns has led to a failure to grasp the intricacy of the broader Egyptian “crisis.” The complexity of the crisis must be understood before we can prescribe solutions.

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Welcome to Friday, where Russia intensifies shelling in eastern Ukraine, Biden lands in South Korea, and a Mercedes becomes the most expensive car ever sold. Meanwhile, for German daily die Welt, Cosima Lutz explores the sizzling question of the skyrocketing price of cooking oils.

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