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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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...