From the Editors
The journalist, uneasy, risked his question: “Do you have any fears that there is perhaps a far left movement coming through these revolutions that perhaps want more closed economies? I mean, there have been a lot of pictures of Guevara.” At a press conference on the Arab Uprisings held in April last year at International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters, then-Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn gave a reassuring nod in that direction. “It is a good question,” he ...Keep Reading »
Raphaël Kempf is a lawyer working in Algiers. Before moving to Algeria, he had been a legal researcher in Cairo at Khaled Ali’s Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, and wrote his Master’s thesis about workers’ and farmers’ rights in Egypt (Paris-Nanterre University, 2010). His works about the Egyptian revolution and the Arab world have been published by Le Monde Diplomatique and La Revue des Livres.