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Economics Middle East/North Africa

Asia-Gulf trade is rebuilding the Silk Road

Trade relations between East Asia and the Gulf are improving as the Silk Road is rebuilt, and comparative advantages become ready to be reaped. Yet, political and cultural differences make

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Saudi Arabia’s record output fails to ease shortage fears

As a number of OPEC countries face stagnant or falling production and oil prices creep steadily upwards, the question of whether Saudi Arabia can offset further shortages is more pressing

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Interview: High Oil Prices Are Here to Stay

Basim Al-Ahmadi, co-founder of GRI, sat down with Oskar Slingerland, who was an oil industry executive for 25 years and who has worked in all oil sectors from crude supply

Middle East/North Africa Security

Will a Moderate Iran Ease Regional Tensions?

A recent Global Risk Insights post discussed an apparent softening of rhetoric on the part of Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, and foreign minister, Javad Zarif. Whether or not that apparent

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

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Coup or Not, Egypt’s Problem is the Economy

What happened in Egypt was not a coup; it was a popular uprising against an incompetent president, who failed to deliver what he promised over a year ago. He ruled

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