Corruption Hobbles El-Sissi’s Economic Recovery Plans for Egypt

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Sochi, Russia, Aug. 12, 2014 (Photo from the website of the Russian presidency).
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Sochi, Russia, Aug. 12, 2014 (Photo from the website of the Russian presidency).
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In late November, a report by international audit firm Ernst and Young ranked Egypt’s private sector as the most corrupt in the world. In an email interview, Sahar Aziz, an associate professor at Texas A&M University School of Law who teaches Middle East law, national security and civil rights law, discussed corruption in Egypt’s private sector. Professor Aziz is the author of multiple articles on Egypt, including “Revolution without Reform? A Critique of Egypt’s Election Laws,” “Egypt’s Protracted Revolution” and “Bringing Down an Uprising: Egypt’s Stillborn Revolution.” WPR: What is the extent of private sector corruption in Egypt, and what […]

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