Najlaa Habriri

Najlaa Habriri is a former Associate Editor (Middle East) at Fair Observer. After obtaining her Bachelor's degree from l'Ecole de Gouvernance et d'Economie de Rabat in Morocco, Habriri pursued an MSc in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She speaks Arabic, French and English fluently, and is currently studying Spanish. Her main interests include political economy, Middle Eastern politics and economic systems, as well as the impact of grass-root mobilization on the socioeconomic scene in the Arab world.

Oman's Burgeoning Private Sector: An Inside Perspective

April 10, 2014

Quality education is fundamental to boost a country's economic performance. Over the past few years, the Sultanate of Oman has maintained an increasing growth rate and registered a mounting budget deficit against a backdrop of rising oil prices. As a middle-income economy, Oman relies heavily on energy revenues, which constitute...

Vicious Circles: North Africa’s Political Economy

December 07, 2013

Political economy in North Africa is based on the recurrence of “vicious circles.” The wave of popular revolts that sparked in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in 2011 had different repercussions on each country, depending on the prevalent economic, political and social structures. Indeed, some of these protests...

The Middle East Economy: Between Oil Wealth and Youth Unemployment

November 11, 2013

In the Middle East, political regimes and economic performance are intertwined par excellence. Background The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) provides a highly diverse picture of economic structures and characteristics. Its far from uniform regional economic structure can be traced back to before the establishment of the nation-state in...