Durability before Democracy: Why Stability is Elusive in the Middle East

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By Sean Yom In this article Sean Yom discusses how the lack of permanence of Middle Eastern governments means that democracy is for the time...

Creating an Enabling Environment for Renewable Energy in Resource-Rich MENA Countries

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By Rahmat Poudineh, Anupama Sen, and Dr. Bassam Fattouh In this article, we argue that investment in renewable energy sources is a no-regret...

Assad’s Death Warrant

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By Mike Whitney The conflict in Syria is not a war in the conventional sense of the word. It is a regime change operation where...

Redirecting Islamic Banking through Sharia Audit

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By Yunice Karina Tumewang and Vita Arumsari Gaining public trust is the key to the progressive development of Islamic banks. The growth of Islamic banks has...

Eastern and Western Ideas for African Growth: Diversity and Complementarity in Development Aid

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By Izumi Ohno & Kenichi Ohno The West and the East approach economic development differently. The Europeans and Americans stress free and fair business climate,...

The Economy of Dubai

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By Raimundo Soto The success of Dubai in using resource rents for economic development and higher welfare, nevertheless, does not rule out the fact that...

Writing Theory from the South: The Global Order from an African Perspective

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By Jean Comaroff & John L. Comaroff Western thought has, from the first, regarded the non-West as a place of antiquarian traditions and unprocessed data....

The Case for Africa – The Real Estate Angle – Knowledge is King

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By Nick Lambert Many companies are being attracted to Africa by relatively low labour costs, burgeoning economies

Jerusalem – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?

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By Peter Koenig   When President Trump on 6 December 2017 declared unilaterally Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to where the US Embassy shall relocate,...

Time for African Economic Miracle

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By Dan Steinbock In the 20th century, Africa gained political independence but fell behind the economic boom. In the 21st century, it is Africa’s turn...

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