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ECONOMICS
EGYPT'S LIBERAL ECONOMIC AGENDA
David Butter
Egypt is back in the favor of global business, but will it be able to sustain that interest? READ MORE
WILL THE MARCH INVESTMENT CONFERENCE LAUNCH EGYPT’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY?
Amr Adly
Egypt’s leaders hope that foreign investors, led by the Gulf states, will provide much-needed capital. But the fall in oil prices may make it difficult for them to help. READ MORE
NO SUCCESSION DRAMA, BUT PLENTY OF REGIONAL DRAMA
Rami G. Khouri
Regional and foreign policy is the arena where traditional conservative Saudi values and operating methods run up against the challenges of modern geopolitics and aggressive initiatives by many other states and non-state actors. READ MORE
THE GLOBALIZATION OF CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Neil Bhatiya
Probing the global implications of China’s clean energy technologies​READ MORE
HOW FARES THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR?
Rami G. Khouri
The more the GWOT continues, the greater seems to be the expansion and impact of the very terror groups it seeks to defeat, with ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra being the most recent examples. READ MORE
LESSONS FROM THE HISTORIC TUNISIAN ELECTIONS
Rami G. Khouri
The Tunisian elections were the most significant domestic and national political development in the history of the modern Arab world since its creation a century ago. READ MORE
ARCHITECTURE FOR ALL
Fernanda Uro Aboites
Magda Mostafa, an architecture professor at the American University in Cairo, is a pioneer in practical solutions to the challenges of living with autism. READ MORE
SHAMEFUL HAMAS-FATEH BEHAVIOR MUST STOP
Rami G. Khouri
That Hamas and Fateh do not consummate a unified Palestinian government does not only reflect irresponsibility and incompetence on their part, but in view of the difficult context for Palestinians as a whole it is nothing less than a crime. READ MORE
THE ISLAMIC STATE AND THE COST OF GOVERNING
Mona Alami
Although the Islamic State gained access to significant resources in Syria and Iraq, budgetary constraints will hinder the group’s expansionist aims.READ MORE
WORLD SUPPLY AND CHINESE DEMAND
Neil Bhatiya
Is Beijing’s appetite for commodities pernicious, or simply pragmatic?READ MORE
A DISCONNECTED MIDDLE EAST
James Manyika, Susan Lund
New research by the McKinsey Global Institute shows that the Middle East/North Africa region is falling behind in global flows of goods, services, people, finance and data. To reverse the trend, follow the example of Morocco and Dubai. READ MORE
THE IMF IN EGYPT, ACT TWO
Max Reibman
Despite the challenges of long-term dependence on GCC benefactors, their aid gives Egypt a chance to reengage with the IMF and other international creditors. READ MORE
WHY DIPLOMACY SUCCEEDS AND FAILS
Rami G. Khouri
Patient, serious diplomacy appears to be bearing fruit in many places simultaneously this week, except in the Israel-Palestine talks that have gone on for two decades since the 1993 Oslo peace accords. READ MORE
THE UNDECIDED IN EGYPT’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Magued Osman
We asked 2,034 respondents, “If the presidential elections were tomorrow, for whom would you vote?” Thirty-nine percent named former army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as their preferred candidate. READ MORE
FUELING EGYPT’S ECONOMY
Max Reibman
The short-term woes of Egypt’s oil and gas industry will continue until underlying structural issues are addressed, regardless of changes in broader political instability. READ MORE
EGYPT’S ECONOMY AND THE FALL OF THE BEBLAWI GOVERNMENT
Mohammed Samhouri
The unexpected resignation of the entire interim cabinet of Egypt on February 24 should serve as a reminder of just how acute and intricate the economic crisis is that faces the country since Mubarak's ouster three years ago. READ MORE
BOOM OR BUST
João Augusto de Castro Neves
With commodities no longer booming, Brazil’s economy is in a slump. The good news is that whether or not President Dilma Rousseff wins re-election this year, economic reform is coming. READ MORE
NILE VIEW: MANAGING EGYPT
Laila El Baradei
Since the January 25 Revolution three years ago, we have witnessed five changes of government, yet citizens are still complaining about government performance in general. What is it that other nations do, and do well, that Egyptians can learn from? READ MORE
LOSING SYRIA’S ECONOMIC FUTURE
Mona Alami
The Syrian conflict is destroying the economy and creating a long term economic crisis for Syria that will make a lasting peace in the future even more difficult. READ MORE
CONSUMPTION CONUNDRUM
Christian Déséglise, Delfina Lopez Freijido
The urban centers of the New Economic Powers are bent on GDP growth to become influential global cities. Yet the Western model being emulated is itself facing serious sustainability challenges. It is necessary to ask whether material possessions and use of natural resources are the best measure of prosperity. READ MORE
STRENGTHENING EUROPE’S ROLE IN EGYPT
Nathalie Tocci
Limited as the EU’s influence may be, creating incentives—such as the ‘more for more’ approach—would offer a series of benchmarks and principles for the Egyptian roadmap, especially in the field of constitution and institution building. On the other hand, maintaining business as usual risks undermining the EU’s credibility. READ MORE
THE TROUBLE WITH SANCTIONS
Bijan Khajehpour, Reza Marashi, Trita Parsi
Sanctions driven by the United States are now devastating Iran’s economy. But until the West lays out a detailed vision for normal relations with Iran, punitive measures may increase the risk of war. READ MORE
ORIENTAL HALL, ETC.
Pesha Magid, Erin McDonough
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BACK FROM THE BRINK
Tarek Selim
Egypt’s economy is sinking under decades of misrule. Achieving a better future requires a transformation. Here’s the problem and how to fix it. READ MORE
EAST AND WEST
Nabil Fahmy
While the consequences of Asia’s rise have been exhaustively analyzed in the global context, relatively few have questioned the effect of a rising East on the rapid transformation of the countries of the Middle East. READ MORE
THE BROTHERHOOD’S COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATISM
Max Strasser
Out of economic necessity, Morsi will likely sign a deal with the International Monetary Fund. But the incoming loan will be accompanied by a set of fiscal conditionality that could make the already precarious president and his Freedom and Justice Party even less popular. READ MORE
NO JOBS AND BAD JOBS
Ghada Barsoum
Legions of young Egyptians are unemployed. Many eventually find work but in an informal labor sector that deprives them of social security and other benefits. The economic frustrations of a new generation pose a serious threat to Egypt’s democratic transition. READ MORE
THAT USED TO BE US
Tarek Selim
Tarek Selim wonders how the U.S. can catch up with ChinaREAD MORE
ISLAMISTS AND THE IMF
Farah Halime
Is the International Monetary Fund loan permissible under Islamic law? Egypt’s Islamist movements have signaled that this is the case and have gone out of their way to endorse the $4.8 billion package despite more than a year of lobbying that aimed to do the opposite. READ MORE
SEZNEC ON THE NEW SILK ROAD
Fritz Lodge
There is a new Silk Road quietly emerging that connects the booming economies of East Asia with the oil-rich Gulf states of the Arab Peninsula and, through them, European markets accessible just across the Suez canal.READ MORE
BOOMERANG: TRAVELS IN THE NEW THIRD WORLD
Hassan Yassin
Hassan Yassin reflects on the recklessness behind the global economic crisis READ MORE
AFRICA, FAMINE AND SOLUTIONS
Madeline B. Welsh
In the quest for solutions, here’s a deceptively simple idea: provide Africans with better business education.READ MORE
EGYPT’S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Anne W. Patterson
Egyptians today are engaged in a vigorous discussion over the political future of the country. This is a healthy and vitally important debate, and I am confident that it will result in a democratic Egypt that protects human rights and helps address its citizens’ needs. However, we know from experience that successful democratic transitions not only rely on political reform, but also depend on broadening economic opportunity.READ MORE
AN EMERGING NEW WORLD ORDER
Pravin Gordhan
How the rise of developing economies–exemplified by BRICS– is changing the old way of doing business READ MORE
A WOMAN’S BUSINESS
Madeline B. Welsh
Women in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) are making appreciable strides in social development. They now outnumber men attending universities in most Arab countries. Disparities in literacy and enrollment in primary and secondary education have fallen dramatically in the last few decades. The impact of these changes can be seen in the labor market as well. As a result of better educational opportunities and growing economies, employment for women has been rising at a faster rate than for men.READ MORE
AFTERSHOCK
Joshua Cooper Ramo
Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future. By Robert Reich. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. 192 pp. READ MORE
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