Egypt is standing at the crossroads. Revolutions denoted that the Egyptian people could not continue the same way any longer. The choice made after revolution, when the Egyptians had to choose between the representative of the old regime and the Muslim Brotherhood, could hardly be considered a choice made in a healthy environment. The coup was inevitable and the majority of Egyptians praised it. Revolutions inspired, liberated public consciousness, opened the door to new chances and opportunities, but did not draw a path to the future. Egypt is charting a path without a clear understanding or where it is heading.
Economically, Egypt is balancing between deep economic crisis and an economic boom. The economy cannot carry most of the subsidies, permitted to keep the prices on basic foods at a low level. Meanwhile, the population is growing. In the past six months, the population has 92 million. The burden on economy is becoming immense and sooner or later the government will have to take birth control measures, I believe. The country is suffering from an extremist and terrorist threat. The Muslim Brotherhood too does not contribute to the country’s future. The economy is still in turbulence after two revolutions and due to instability, while before the crisis the economy was performing with seven percent annual growth. The newly imposed austerity measures, due to a deal with the World Monetary Fund, damages social stability and weaken support of the government by the society.
The inarticulate foreign policy of Egypt leaves too much space for interpretations that could be damagingMaria Dubovikova