Macri Walks on Thin Ice in Argentina

February 26, 2019

To receive further financial aid from the IMF, the Argentine government has to enforce drastic and unpopular measures ahead of the October elections. The International Monetary Fund recently approved the second review of Argentina’s three-year stand-by agreement. In doing so, $7.6 billion was...

Water Inc.

December 10, 2014

The commodification of water supplies around the world reflects a growing trend of the privatization of natural resources. Coca-Cola’s iconic red and white logo is one of the world’s most recognizable brands. Its signature beverage, for which the company is named, is the world’s most...

Africa Must Industrialize Now

January 12, 2014

In order to make its current growth sustainable, Africa must rethink its economic focus. In 2013, a major policy discourse within and between the supranational bodies that influence policymakers in sub-Saharan Africa was the industrialization of the continent. These bodies include, but are not...

Education and Employment: Bridging the Divide (Part 2/2)

September 18, 2013

In the Middle East and North Africa, rates of unemployed young women are eight times that of men. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. As Jamie McAuliffe, president and CEO of Education for Employment (EfE), remarked at the WEF conference in Jordan: “We are trying to get...

Memo to El-Baradei: You Can’t Eat Neoliberalism

August 02, 2013

Morsi’s failure to radically depart from Mubarak-era economic policy, contributed to his downfall. Shortly before riding into the vice-presidency of Egypt on the back of military tanks, Mohammed El-Baradei told the Foreign Policy (FP) magazine, “you can’t eat Sharia”...

Tunisia and the IMF: A Positive Economic Outlook

July 25, 2013

The international community still trusts Tunisia’s economic and financial capacities. As mentioned in my previous article for Fair Observer, Tunisia's future essentially depends on political stability and security. Thus, a few days after the political assassination of Chokri...

The US Bogeyman in Post-Coup Egypt

July 23, 2013

In Egypt, the US has become the bogeyman for both the revolutionaries and the Muslim Brothers. The Saudi-supported military overthrow of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on July 3, 2013, following massive demonstrations against him throughout Cairo and Egypt, presented the United States with a...

Civil War in Syria: The Spillover Threat

May 04, 2013

A groundswell of Syrian refugees pouring into Jordan threatens to increase social and political tension as a result of greater claims to limited resources and differing perceptions of refugees’ rights and obligations. The risk for Jordan is heightened by the fact that it could upset King...

Will we see BRIICS now?

October 17, 2012

While Indonesia's economy is on the verge of becoming the leading one in Southeast Asia, there's still work left to do for the country's leaders. In the middle of Jakarta, there is a statue of Krishna and Arjuna on a chariot pulled by eleven horses in full gallop. The statue is an...

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