Guest speaker at the 16th Nadia Younes Memorial Lecture, Dutch Minister Sigrid Kaag, presented ideas for geopolitical challenges in the Middle East and North Africa during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population (MoHP) Dr. Hala Zayed speaks about managing the COVID-19 pandemic and what economic and health policies the country has taken to ensure public safety.
South Africa has had a plethora of economic plans, but most have not been implemented
COVID-19 has highlighted the great promise borne by the digital economy, as well as the challenges standing in the way of reaping its full potential.
Trade liberalization, human capital development, and sectoral reforms can bring Mediterranean countries closer together.
The shock of COVID-19 has plunged the world into an economic crisis, demonstrated the fragility of economic relations and supply chains, and led to a reevaluation of several concepts taken for granted.
Former U.S. Ambassador and American University in Cairo President Francis Ricciardone evaluates how the United States has dealt with global crises in the 21st century.
In 2016, all predictions about the U.S. elections were wrong. Will Washington insiders get it right this time?
Much more needs to be done on the SDGs, how they are reported, and how they are ultimately evaluated.
The United States is facing a perfect storm that puts it in the headlights of its counterparts’ world views.
Stunting can be prevented by using technology to improve agriculture and strong governmental support.
Inclusive refugee policies and a renewed approach to humanitarian relief will be needed to protect Lebanon’s most vulnerable.
The Coronavirus in Iran after a “Horrible Year”
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.
Plans share a common thread of infrastructure spending and intra-African trade
COVID-19 has exacerbated anti-migration trends in the Mediterranean region, leaving migrants and refugees in increasingly vulnerable positions.
One small state’s ability to weather the coronavirus storm by remaining transparent and drawing upon the population’s sense of community.
What COVID-19 response can tell us about our readiness to deal with climate change
From social media to government narratives, the audience was bombarded with a plethora of information, some of which was confusing and contradictory.
Countries which depend on tourism as a major revenue source have been struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
“There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.” Vladimir Lenin
The Urban-Rural Disconnect and how COVID-19 is influencing the Nexus of water, energy and food.
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.
Since its endorsement in 2018, a wealth of challenges have delayed the full implementation of the Global Compact for Migration in the Arab region.
Strengthening the capacity, the data networks, and the community response to win against COVID-19.
In order to map our future, we may look to the past on how health threats changed societies … or did they?
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?
The president’s concentration of executive power has left Turkey vulnerable to decisions based more on saving the economy—and thus his own skin—than on stopping the COVID-19 pandemic.
An uncertain future looms as Palestine and Israel attempt to mitigate the onslaught of COVID-19.
The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has highlighted stark deficiencies in the post-World War II international system, and forces us to choose between the status quo and a new world order.
Most policy-makers are taking on COVID-19 as a one-time challenge, but a multi-round scenario could have disastrous implications for the global economy.
How Donald Trump’s America First policy failed
The pandemic is forcing African states to choose between holding elections on time and postponing them for safety. The risks run both ways.
Extremist groups will attempt to take advantage of the turmoil created by COVID-19—and it’s not the first time.
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.
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.
COVID-19 has introduced the concept of working from home to many who have never experienced it. But, different industry needs, varying family and gender roles, and a need for interaction may explain why it wasn’t already the norm.
The combination of a worsening climate crisis and ongoing human encroachment on the wilds will bring more pandemics.
The critical factor in viral transmissions is immediate access to a population that is susceptible to infection