Can the West Get Out of Its (Self-Made) Cul-de-Sac?

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett In recent years, the limits on America’s ability to shape important outcomes in the Middle East unilaterally—or even...

Into New Markets: Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, CEO at QFC, on the Growth Opportunities and...

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Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Executive Officer at Qatar Financial Centre. We touch on the industries in...

Where Next for Syria?

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By James Denselow The conflict in Syria has been going on for almost six years and despite events in Aleppo would appear to have the...
Close-up of ore deposits (gold, coal & bauxite) and an old map of Africa

The Jihadi Gold Rush Fuels Violence in the Sahel Region

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By Katarzyna Rybarczyk Africa’s Sahel, a region separating the Sahara Desert to the north and savannas to the south, is notorious for widespread poverty and...

Putting Research into Use (RIU): Technology Development for the Poor Farmer in Low Income...

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By Norman Clark The Research Into Use programme aims to help agricultural research projects put its existing stock of knowledge into practical use rather than...

Germany: Epicentre of the EU Migration Crisis

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By Asli Ilgit and Audie Klotz The Syrian refugee crisis has highlighted serious on-going tensions over migration between EU members and neighbouring states, as well...

Synergising Western and Eastern Approaches: Facilitating Economic Development in Africa

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By Snowy Khoza For decades the two global centres of power, the West (led by Europe and the Americas) and the East (led by China)...

The QFC, a Platform for Growth in Qatar and Beyond

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By Haitham Al-Salama Looking for top business and investment destinations in the Arab world? Dr. Haitham Al-Salama, Chief Economic Advisor at Qatar Financial Centre (QFC)...

How Oil Price Shocks Impact African Economies

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By Dr. Paiman Ahmad and Alexander Ayertey Odonkor Similar to other regions with abundant natural resources, the BP Statistical Review of World Energy report for...

How Agricultural Technology Can Increase Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

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By Alexander Ayertey Odonkor  and Emmanuel Amoah-Darkwah Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector is based on a diverse range of terrains inhabited largely by smallholder farmers. The...
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