Economy

Innovative Solutions to Battle Youth Unemployment in Jordan

It had been about a year since Mohamed Arabiat had graduated, and despite applying for perhaps 50 odd positions in Jordan and abroad, he had…

The Invisible Claws: Are Real Estate Prices Killing Arab Economies?

In his book, The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith makes the provocative claim that beneath that chaotic system of individual haggling over prices, there is…

Inside Saudi Arabia’s Covert Expat Money Laundering Schemes

“How do I get my money out of Saudi Arabia?” A question many expats find themselves asking in the conservative Islamic kingdom. Likely they are…

The Top 10 Arab Universities

No longer a privilege allotted to a select few, higher education is now a requirement in the Arab world, tied in with everything from social…

Could Aquaponics Ensure Self-Sufficiency for Egyptians?

After living abroad for 38 years, Hisham Haggag, a graduate of economics at Oxford University, decided to return to  Egypt. Struck by a vision of…

The Economic Collapse of Islamic State

The richest and most well-funded terrorist organization faces the specter of bankruptcy. Islamic State’s treasuries no longer have the resources to hold out in its…