Sadegh Larijani, Iran’s Head of Judiciary, stands accused of holding 63 bank accounts in his name. Although there are some tones of political motivation behind the attack, there is little doubt that the accounts exist.
If politics is the pursuit of power, then the media is a usefully ally in pursuit. But what, and who, shapes Egypt’s media landscape?
Free Article
Having been a benefactor of FDI for so long, Egypt is doing all it can to attract foreign investors back, including passing new investment laws. But is it enough?
Iranian companies are increasing their exposure to the Iraqi market. Although private entities have secured access, it is expected that IRGC affiliated entities will take the lead.
Free Article
In Egypt’s opaque and potentially exploitative setting, identifying how influence is exerted is a worthwhile endeavour for understanding how the state functions, and how this impacts investment decisions.
Conservative Tehran Mayor Ghalibaf has faced allegations that he approved the sale of under-valued real estate to council employees and private citizens; manipulating a new bylaw.
As a new group of elite decision makers consolidate in the U.S., a number of options are available to Egypt – including stronger partnerships with Israel.
In December 2016, Iran’s Minister of Energy announced the establishment of the Iran-Iraq Utility Cooperation Association, highlighting the importance of Iraq accounting for c. 90% of Iran’s exports in water and electricity related services.
As Ethiopia looks to inaugurate the Renaissance Dam, the region will become a political battleground among elites for control over the Nile’s water.
Free Article
As one of Egypt’s most high profile liberals, Mohammed El Baradei could cause an upset in the 2018 elections. Is he ready to re-enter politics?
Free Article
As Iran continues to develop its transport sector, political infighting among the governmental elite may impact the implementation of projects.
Heading into 2017 with an understanding of the key country proclivities in Egypt will help investors navigate an opaque and uncertain environment.