Repairing the Neglect of Workforce Development in the MENA Region

April 29, 2013

Jean AbiNader analyzes the newest World Bank report on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The World Bank has issued its fourth volume in the series Jobs for Shared Prosperity – Time for Action in the Middle East and North Africa. Well over 300 pages, the study provides...

Obama vs. Romney: Whom Would Putin Pick?

November 01, 2012

A re-elected Barack Obama, despite his support for Russia's WTO membership, the signing of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) and his overlooking of the Kremlin’s crackdown on the opposition, may not really be preferred by Russia's leaders over Mitt Romney. By Lilia...

Trade Games: Pakistan Grants Most Favoured Nation Status to India

August 09, 2012

While the debate over according India the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status rages on in Pakistan, the possible implications for both countries cannot be predicted so early on. A lot more needs to be done in order for the trade to be liberalized. The Most Favoured Nation...