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George Richards

The Hunt for the Mubaraks' Assets

[28 Wilton Place, Gamal Mubarak’s London house. Image by George Richards.]

The current financial crisis in Cyprus has thrown a harsh light on that island’s economic system, and in particular on its financial irregularities. Along with allegations of fiscal mismanagement, much has been made of Cyprus’s policy of providing a safe harbor and a tax haven for ill-gotten gains within the Eurozone. Western media attention has focused on Cyprus’s relationship with Russia, especially that country’s fabulously rich oligarchs, and the financial streams ...

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George Richards


George Richards is a writer who covers Middle Eastern affairs. His articles have appeared in Al-Ahram Weekly, Daily News Egypt, MEED, The Egyptian Gazette and the Oman Daily Observer. He recently travelled overland from Istanbul to Alexandria, researching the state of Christianity during the Arab Spring. Follow George Richards on Twitter at @gergis.