Articles from July 2017

Book review: Neoliberal Turkey and its discontents

Neoliberal Turkey and its discontents

Neoliberal Turkey and its discontents Economic Policy and the Environment under Erdogan Edited by Firkit Adaman,Bengi Akbulut and Murat Arsel Published by I.B.Tauris ISBN 9781784538729 Price £52.00 hardback The ‘neoliberal’ economic policy of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP Party, which … Continue reading

Category: Travelog

Book review : A history of stability and change in Lebanon

a history of stabilty

A history of stability and change in Lebanon Foreign Interventions and International Relations By Joseph Bayeh Published by I.B.Tauris ISBN 9781784530976 Price £54.00 hardback Lebanon is a country whose domestic politics have, even more than others in the region, been … Continue reading

Category: Travelog

EBRD throws its weight behind Palestine

Young Palestinians living in the West Bank would benefit from

A thriving private sector is key to the development of the Palestinian economy but sadly, too few international financial institutions have been willing to participate in helping build the foundations for a successful investments to develop and grow. However, at … Continue reading

Category: Business

2017: Our 50 Most Influential Arabs

Alwaleed New cover

Our investment in youth will ultimately determine the future of the region . . . Questions put to HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, who topped the list of the world’s most influential Arabs in  our annual readership survey, by … Continue reading

Category: Featured

Our 50 Most Influential Arabs 2017

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz

The events of 2011 and  the so-called Arab Spring shook the Middle East to its core. Six years on, we have many changes to contemplate. While some of them altered our world for the better others did not, writes Pat … Continue reading

Category: Letter from The Editor

LIBYA: France’s Macron brokers tentative peace

France's President Macron attempts to pour oil on troubled waters in Libya

Libya’s two main rival leaders have agreed to call a ceasefire and hold elections early next year after a meeting in Paris hosted by the French president, Emmanuel Macron. Macron said Libya’s UN-backed prime minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, and Khalifa Haftar … Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs

LEBANON joins European Bank

Lebanon's Port of Beirut

Lebanon has become a shareholder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with a view to becoming a recipient of the Bank’s investments and advisory services. Lebanon becomes the 5th member country in the EBRD’s southern and eastern … Continue reading

Category: Interviews

LEBANON: Justice demands answers now


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Category: News and Views, Regional

GCC Economies: Must try harder


GCC economies must try harder Continue reading

Category: Business