The Cairo Review’s Nadeen Shaker interviews Abdel Hamid Mamdouh, a veteran trade expert with over 35 years of experience, about running to become director-general of the World Trade Organization, how trade will change in a post-COVID-19 world, and how can developing countries expect to recover.
From social media to government narratives, the audience was bombarded with a plethora of information, some of which was confusing and contradictory.
China’s advances in digital-buying make the nation a harbinger of how a post-lockdown global economy could look.
A new test to overly-stressed systems.
Strengthening the capacity, the data networks, and the community response to win against COVID-19.
Value-added and excise taxes offer Gulf Arab states narrow fiscal levers to help offset the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis and drop in oil prices.
Mitigating the effects of the coronavirus in Africa and implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area go hand-in-hand.
The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the weaknesses of the international system; to fix the present and prepare for the future, we must pivot to a resilience paradigm.
Are refugees and asylum seekers protected by its strong domestic laws and international commitments?
An uncertain future looms as Palestine and Israel attempt to mitigate the onslaught of COVID-19.
Extremist groups will attempt to take advantage of the turmoil created by COVID-19—and it’s not the first time.
A sobering look at how COVID-19 will affect Libya, Syria, and Yemen, where war and conflict have not only decimated most of these countries’ precious resources but are further destroying what remains of them.
As the world grapples to mitigate a looming economic crisis, a roadmap already exists: the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
This will mostly be used to fund medical equipment such as surgical masks, respirators, and testing supplies.
To keep enterprises afloat and save those that have incurred financial losses due to the lockdown, decisive and inclusive government action is necessary.
Domestic violence worsens worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the Covid-19 response of powerful states like the U.S. and China falters, it is also failing regions on the margins of great power politics, like Africa. It is time weaker states take a long look at their dependence on the world’s juggernauts for their own security.
The COVID-19 coronavirus will cause long-term consequences for the Middle East; a combination of chaos in oil markets and contraction of gross domestic product will present challenges for years to come.
Though the coronavirus pandemic has brought extraordinary challenges, it also presents states and institutions with the opportunity to assess and reform.
The American people lose out to contradictory official messages during a crisis that has been framed within the 2020 presidential election.
The nexus between water, energy, and food today is fragile—made all the more so by climate change, catastrophic weather events, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Africa is no stranger to recent outbreaks and therefore has a foundation to combat the coronavirus, but more must be done to ensure the informal economy is included in a comprehensive strategy to beat COVID-19.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the crown jewel of Egypt’s economy, tourism, is suffering, but people are coming together to make the best of a bad situation.
As long as humans have interacted with one another, we have assumed the risk of communicating disease; the question is, have we learned from past experiences enough to minimize future risk?