Results for Tag: Mubarak

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In Tunisia, Self-immolation Soars as Economy Tanks

Before 2011, self-immolation was the third or fourth most common method of suicide. Most of these cases were related to mental illness, marital conflicts (especially women) and financial problems, and took place in the victim’s home. After the revolution, the same studies reported a threefold increase in self-immolation. Specifically, self-immolation in public spaces and outside public administration buildings rapidly expanded. Simultaneously, more suicides were motivated by financial hardship or a conflict with a state representative.

Three Scenarios for the Development of the Sisi Regime in Egypt

Although the scenario of a development dictatorship appears less plausible, the occurrence of one of the other two sce­narios is much more likely. Both are asso­ciated with high risks and costs, for Ger­many and the European Union (EU). The central prerequisite for the “Mubarak 2.0” scenario would be permanent, substantial financial assistance, which would primarily be to the detriment of European national budgets, as well as the acceptance of a fur­ther deterioration in the human rights situa­tion. In this way, socio-economic decline could, at best, be slowed. Migration pres­sure and radicalization tendencies among young Egyptians are likely to increase.