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Economics Middle East/North Africa

Meeting future energy challenges: diversification and policy shifts in the UAE

The global drop in oil prices has left government reserves in jeopardy in multiple nations, wreaking havoc on national budgets as a plethora of oil floods an already oversaturated market.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Terrorism, tourism, and Oman

Tourism in the greater Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has been dampened by security concerns; what does this mean for Oman in 2016, especially in tandem with falling oil

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Will ‘Economic Cities’ bring diversity to Saudi Arabia?

The Saudi government hopes new special economic zones can spur foreign investment and lessen the Kingdom’s reliance on oil. Regulatory reforms are needed, however, to convince foreign firms that Saudi

International Natural resources and energy

Oil outlook for 2015

“Best two days in 3 years,” read a headline closing the final week before Christmas, an early gift for US equity traders – tonic enough for most to wash down the

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

President Jammeh stays in power despite Gambian coup attempt

President Jammeh came to power through a military coup in 1994 and has maintained control of Gambia through state coercion and force, thus engendering a culture of silence among its

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Gulf carriers gain power over European and US airlines

Gulf carriers have taken the world travel market by storm, adding new destinations and buying up stakes in foreign competitors. Their rapid expansion poses a unique threat to European and

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Relations between Iran and UAE begin to improve

The interim deal with Iran could prove an economic boon to the UAE. Close trade relations plus the growing congruence of diplomatic opinion between the U.S., the UAE’s most important

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Oman’s Ports Welcome Outside Investors

Though the quiet Sultanate of Oman may not make international headlines very often, the good things happening at its ports will have positive implications both domestically and internationally. The majority

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

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