Mohamed El Dahshan


Does General Sisi Have a Plan for Egypt’s Economy?

The front-runner in Egypt's presidential election, which will be held on May 28 and 29, has several clear policy preferences. On the domestic security front, ...


How Do You Say ‘MOOC’ in Arabic?

"Massive Online Open Courses," abbreviated "MOOCs," are being hailed as a potentially revolutionary development in education. Is the Arab World about to miss out? So ...


On Egypt’s Streets, It’s the Mob That Rules

On Jan. 25, the third anniversary of ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak's ouster, violence broke out on Egypt's streets, led by mobs exacting vigilante justice on anyone ...


Do Egypt’s New Leaders Hate Entrepreneurs?

The authors of the draft constitution that will be presented for approval to Egyptian voters over the next few days have quietly erased a provision ...


Arab Netizens Pay a Visit to Algeria’s Police State

This past week, representatives from some 20 countries in the Arabic-speaking world and beyond got together, once again, to talk about Internet freedom in the ...


Egypt’s Got 99 Problems, But U.S. Aid Ain’t One

I'm not sure what the U.S. government was hoping to achieve by suspending some of its military assistance to Egypt, but whatever it was -- ...


Egypt Scores Dead Last on Schools — And Egyptians Couldn’t Care Less

"At least we're number one at something, even if it's from the bottom," quipped one of my friends in Cairo. We had just finished reading ...


Concerned Citizens and Bounty Hunters: The Lebanese Army Has an App for You

Just in case you can't get enough of the Lebanese army billboards on the main highways in Lebanon, you can now carry them in your ...

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About Mohamed El Dahshan

Mohamed El Dahshan is a development economist and a nonresident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy.



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