Understanding the Numbers: The Lives of Syrian Refugees

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By Jeffrey H. Cohen The life of a refugee is not easy. At least 6.6 million Syrians had been internally displaced, and nearly 5 million...

Islamic Finance: Is the Time Ripe for a Private Sector Trade Association?

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By Robert B Gray The growing significance of Islamic finance has brought into sharp focus the similarities and the potential for convergence with respect...

The Year of Iran: Tehran’s Challenge to American Hegemony in 2014

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett In 1979, Iran shocked the world—and directly confronted America’s hegemonic ambitions in the Middle East—by charting its own...

Turkey Faces A Fateful Crossroad

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By Alon Ben-Meir Turkey’s strength has thus far been its ability to project itself as a country that has found a balance between a democratic...

Will the Chinese Rise Destroy Pax Americana in the Middle East?

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By Timo Kivimäki China has started to make its presence felt in the Middle East. Most commentators assume this to lead into the destabilisation of...

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...

America’s Iran Policy and the Undermining of International Order

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By Flynt Leverett & Hillary Mann Leverett Strategic competition between America and Iran will shape not only the Middle East’s balance of power, but also...

Dubai Investments Park: The One-Stop Multi-Purpose Destination

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Dubai Investments Park (DIP), the largest integrated business and residential community in the Middle East, was set up in 1997 with a mission to...

Post-Brexit Africa

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By Dan Steinbock Whatever its final impact, in the short-term the UK’s EU referendum will increase global economic uncertainty, market volatility and economic risk. In...

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We...

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By Chuck Collins At the root of social movements around the world is the emergence, in the last three decades, of extreme inequalities of income,...

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