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Middle East/North Africa Technology and infrastructure

Jordan’s ‘Sowt’ a new voice for the Arab Spring

It is podcast meets Twitter. Available in English and Arabic, Sowt (meaning “voice” in Arabic) allows users to share with the world an audio message lasting forty-two seconds or fewer.

Economics Latin America Middle East/North Africa

Rising Trade and FDI Between Arab World and Latin America

The airspace between South America and the Arab world is getting a lot busier. A number of carriers have recently added routes between Middle Eastern hubs and cities on the

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Competitiveness Report Digest Part I of II: Gulf Countries

On the occasion of its meeting at the Dead Sea in May 2013, the World Economic Forum (WEF) collaborated with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to author the

Middle East/North Africa Security

Arming Rebels is No Simple Fix in Syria

As Western powers move to arm various rebel groups fighting against the Assad regime in Syria, it is important to remember that arms are no silver bullet. At the centre

Middle East/North Africa

Housing Bubble in Dubai Returns

A flurry of recent news articles reported concern over the possibility of another housing bubble taking shape in the United Arab Emirates. Despite a crash in 2009 that sent real

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Egypt’s economic crisis may finally be coming to a head

Ever since the Arab Spring the Egyptian economy has been on shaky footing. However, it seems that things may now be coming to a head and a true economic crisis

International Technology and infrastructure

Can social media predict elections?

Egypt’s elections suffered from a lack of traditional polling methods. Could analyzing social media predict the outcome of future elections? Many Americans followed the run up to the recent Egyptian