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The Year 2016 Requires Tough Decisions in Nigeria

February 3, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Dan Steinbock, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock               After the plunge of the commodity prices, the US Fed’s rate hikes are paving way for dimmed prospects in many emerging economies. Nigeria is not an exception. You might also like: Getting to Yes with China and North Korea Trump’s Asia Tour: From Old Conflicts to New Prospects It’s Not The …

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Refugees and Refugee Crises: Some Historical Reflections

December 1, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Peter Gatrell The current Syrian refugee crisis provides an opportunity to look beyond the headlines and to locate it in a broader historical context. Peter Gatrell explores in this article the history of Syria as a refugee-hosting state, the historical

Germany: Epicentre of the EU Migration Crisis

December 1, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Europe, Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Asli Ilgit and Audie Klotz The Syrian refugee crisis has highlighted serious on-going tensions over migration between EU members and neighbouring states, as well as among EU members. Germany has been at the forefront in developing responses to recent

A Time for European Diplomacy to Come of Age: Responding to the Refugee Crisis

December 1, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Europe, Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Susi Dennison “People will always want to migrate for a better life: this is a constant reality.” But the harrowing images on the news that the general public are confronted with of men, women and children arriving en masse on European shores are of

What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means – and What it Doesn’t

July 30, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Global Giants, Americas, Asia - Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (3)

By Scott Lucas Iran and the 5+1/E3+3 Powers (US, Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia) have at last completed a comprehensive nuclear agreement after years of discussions and threats of conflict. The deal sets out requirements for keeping Iran’s

Saudi Arabia’s Yemen Offensive, Iran’s “Proxy” Strategy, and the Middle East’s New “Cold War”

June 4, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Leverett on International Relations, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett Riyadh’s war in Yemen marks a dramatic escalation in its efforts to roll back Iran’s rising influence in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia portrays its Yemen campaign simply as a battle of “good” Arabs and

Developing Change Competence for the African Environment

March 26, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Franca Ovadje Leading change in Africa is fraught with a number of difficulties. To be successful in this context a deep understanding of the socio-cultural environment is indispensable. This article discusses what managers can do to lead successful change

Dubai Investments Park: Setting New Benchmarks in Sustainability

November 26, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Frontier Markets, Middle East & Africa, Special Report: The Future is Green, Unprotected PostComments (0)

Dubai Investments Park DIP, the largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East

ExecuJet: Taking off in Africa

November 26, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Frontier Markets, Middle East & Africa, Special Report: The Future is Green, Unprotected PostComments (0)

Interview with Chris Frost While road and rail links in many areas of Africa remain underdeveloped, the business aviation industry is taking off. Here we speak to Chris Frost of ExecuJet, Africa about the role that non-scheduled aviation will necessarily play

Lions Go Global

November 26, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, Americas, Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Susan Lund And James Manyika Imagine a room containing the US President and Vice President and former President Bill Clinton, nearly 40 African heads of state, and a brace of CEOs of the largest US companies. This gives you a flavour of the extraordinary