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.
The Coronavirus in Iran after a “Horrible Year”
Countries which depend on tourism as a major revenue source have been struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
Suspending immigration is not the key to U.S. economic woes; rather, it will be a hindrance to getting the economy back on its feet.
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.
An uncertain future looms as Palestine and Israel attempt to mitigate the onslaught of COVID-19.
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.
From a political economy perspective, there are four key forces working against the peace and prosperity of Middle Eastern and North African states. To defeat them, robust institutions are essential.
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.
Separating fiction from reality, and corporate interests from true innovation in the new “eco-cities” of the Middle East.
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.
In an effort to overcome competition over water resources, Nile Basin countries can collaborate in harvesting more rainfall and increase Nile flow to maximize benefit sharing to reach a win-win solution.
There can be no meaningful separation between state-building, peace-building, and revival at the end of a conflict, especially as post-conflict state institutions are the only apparatus which can be somewhat directly or indirectly accountable toward their populations for the management of the country.
Afghanistan’s economic fate is intricately tied to its post-conflict peace plan, which is currently in the making
Syria and its neighbors all have a vested interest in resuming agricultural trade to increase food security across the region.
Rather than making North Africa safer, securitizing borders has raised the risk of instability along the region’s frontiers, where communities depend on smuggling.
If the technology sector can ease constraints that have traditionally excluded Arab women from economic opportunities, then both tech and women will greatly benefit.
Recent tensions with the Philippines regarding mistreatment of domestic workers highlight Kuwait’s dependence on foreign labor for lower-paying jobs.
Although Morocco is aiming to diversify its trade relations into West Africa, political and social opposition within ECOWAS raises questions about its real intentions.
Now that the Islamic State has all but been defeated, some Iranians are beginning to wonder what they will receive in return for supporting regional allies.
Analysis on why the recent protests erupted in Tunisia.