The Weight of Lebanon’s Unsustainable Subsidies Program

Lebanon’s economy continues to spiral, 18 months after a currency crisis sparked a popular uprising and the unraveling of its fragile, service-based economy. 

Businesses in the MENA region: What Role in Human...

Businesses and business-related actors play substantial roles, both in violating human rights and in ensuring compliance with human rights norms.

Foreign Aid to Lebanon: Goodwill Marred by Smoke and...

Lebanon is currently facing an unprecedented multi-pronged crisis that threatens the state’s very existence. The economic and financial crisis that began to manifest itself since roughly August 2019, when the value of the Lebanese Lira began to decline, has metamorphosed into a socioeconomic collapse, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and a humanitarian crisis resulting from […]

TIMEP Brief: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 6,500-megawatt hydroelectric power plant being constructed in Ethiopia, has been a major point of contention between Egypt and its southern neighbors.

TIMEP Brief: China’s Role in Egypt’s Economy

China’s interests in Egypt have brought valuable revenue into the country, but their long-term social impact is unclear, and the strengthening of ties may facilitate rights abuses as China has interrogated and repatriated members of its Muslim Uighur community from Egypt.

TIMEP Monthly Briefs: July 2019

This monthly compilation of TIMEP briefs offers succinct, policy-relevant information on regional issues, laws, and policies, highlighting the context in which developments occur, their trajectories, and implications.

In partnership with Tree Media’s Need to Know (N2K) project, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) has produced a video series unpacking the diplomatic conflict related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) situated on the Blue Nile River. Since construction on GERD began in early 2011, it has been a political flashpoint between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, with each nation staking out competing claims about how GERD poses either an opportunity or a threat to their respective countries.

Egypt’s Economic Trajectory provides tools to help make sense of the country’s reform program, along with analysis of developments and data, to assess the program in terms not only of economic indicators, but also its impact on social health and human rights.