The Race for the World Trade Organization

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The Cairo Review’s Nadeen Shaker interviews Abdel Hamid Mamdouh, a veteran trade expert with over 35 years of experience, about running to become director-general of the World Trade Organization, how trade will change in a post-COVID-19 world, and how can developing countries expect to recover.






























Neither East Nor West

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As the Covid-19 response of powerful states like the U.S. and China falters, it is also failing regions on the margins of great power politics, like Africa. It is time weaker states take a long look at their dependence on the world’s juggernauts for their own security.




Stopping the Spread: A Citizen’s Engagement

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Africa is no stranger to recent outbreaks and therefore has a foundation to combat the coronavirus, but more must be done to ensure the informal economy is included in a comprehensive strategy to beat COVID-19.


The Last Tourist in Luxor

/ Essays

During the coronavirus pandemic, the crown jewel of Egypt’s economy, tourism, is suffering, but people are coming together to make the best of a bad situation.


America’s Shift to Online

/ COVID-19: Global Crisis

COVID-19 has introduced the concept of working from home to many who have never experienced it. But, different industry needs, varying family and gender roles, and a need for interaction may explain why it wasn’t already the norm.