Sisi economics: Theatre of the absurd

By Amr Khalifa   Waiting for Egypt’s economic revival with Sisi at the helm is like waiting for Godot Sacrifice, with victory as the supposed long-term goal, is central to both Egypt’s military ethos and a central driver of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s economic mindset. In early November, when the Egyptian government devalued its currency, I…

All the President’s Lies

By David Leonhardt   The ninth week of Donald Trump’s presidency began with the F.B.I. director calling him a liar. The director, the very complicated James Comey, didn’t use the L-word in his congressional testimony Monday. Comey serves at the pleasure of the president, after all. But his meaning was clear as could be. Trump has…