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Back to Basics

Earlier this year The Majalla introduced the Falafel Index as a way of looking at how macro-economic policy plays out …

Joined at the Hip

The Saudi stock market plunged by more than 5 percent when Standard and Poor’s announced in early August that the …

The Next, Next Thing

This year’s series of pan-regional revolutions and protests, collectively referred to as the Arab Spring has drawn the world’s attention …

GCC Time Bomb

In the 1920s, British novelist and critic George Orwell famously observed that “we may find in the long run that …

Exporting to Strangers

Mujahid El Sousi has been studying how to market his furniture to the international market from his Gaza factory after …

Frugal Empire

President Barack Obama sent two of his top aides to Capitol Hill to inform leaders of Congress that Washington was …

Toxic Assets

As mass protests and violence continue to take place throughout the Middle East, US and European policy makers have been …

The Falafel Index

As popular protests across the Arab world continue, several analytical frameworks have lent themselves to making sense of why such …

Back to the Drawing Board

In a November 2008 interview, Mahmoud Mohieldin, a senior economic adviser to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, was weary but hopeful …

Making Up the Numbers

The world’s oil market is in a precarious state. Surging global demand and a dwindling US dollar have pushed prices …