The Role of Global Transformation

March 26, 2019

The challenges of sustainable economic growth and meaningful employment are common throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, at the recent opening of a workshop on the digital economy, pointed out that "digitization is one of the primary building blocks...

Russia and China’s Agendas in the Middle East Challenge Washington

March 19, 2019

As US foreign policy in the region shifts dramatically, Moscow and Beijing align on many MENA issues, in no small part due to shared concerns about Washington’s conduct in the region. While America’s 2020 presidential race is already in full swing, Washington continues to project a confusing...

The Invisible Women of the Middle East

December 03, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Sana Afouaiz, an award-winning women’s rights advocate. Invisible Women of the Middle East: True Stories is a 2018 book by Moroccan author Sana Afouaiz, exploring the deepest layers of women’s lives across the Middle East and North...

The Checklist for Entrepreneurs in MENA

September 03, 2016

In this vlog, Moroccan national Yassine Maghnouj, the marketing director of Evaptainers — a US-based startup that produces low-cost, electricity-free refrigerators — presents a quick checklist for entrepreneurs in the MENA region.