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Ukraine war: Middle East food prices soaring, as donor fatigue kicks in

Amid growing donor fatigue and a brutal war in Ukraine that has diverted the world’s attention, the world must not forget millions of people...

Suspending Ukraine’s Agricultural Exports: Will Russia Save the Arab World from Food Riots?

When on March 12, Denis Shmygal, Ukraine’s Prime Minister, announced that a prohibition or severe restrictions would be imposed on exports of wheat, buckwheat,...

Digital Economy Could Reap Huge Benefits for Middle East and North Africa

The universal adoption of digital technologies in countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) would reap huge socio-economic benefits, amounting to hundreds...

Russia-Maghreb: What Future?

The Maghreb region, with an estimated population of over 100 million people, has been an interesting geographical region for key global players due to...

MENA’s Polluted Skies And Seas Hurt Economies, Livelihoods

The human and economic cost of air pollution and degraded seas and coastlines is immense, estimated to be more than 3% of GDP in...

There is Merit in Creating A New Country of the Maghreb Nations

Nations, simply put are the creation of our collective imagination, as expressed by Yuval Noah Harari in his best seller “Sapiens”. I have of...

COVID-19 Stress Tests MENA’s Ill-prepared Health Systems

Long-term socio-economic trends and underfunded public health systems left the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region ill-prepared to respond to the pandemic, contributing...

MENA Has a Food Security Problem, But There Are Ways to Address It

Food insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a growing challenge. Even before COVID-19, UN agencies estimated that over 55 million...

MENA Unbound: Ten Years after the Arab Spring, Avoiding Another Lost Decade

Ten years ago, to the day, the Tunisian people revolted against their president. They denounced his regime, his policies, and his corrupt practices and...

Middle East futures: Decade(s) of defiance and dissent

If the 2010s were a decade of defiance and dissent, the 2020s promise to make mass anti-government protests a fixture of the greater Middle...

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Australia’s Response and Actions to the Solomon-China Security Pact

In 2019, the Solomon Islands cut diplomatic ties with...

Unlocking the Potential of Women and Adolescent Girls in Madagascar will Reduce Poverty

Malagasy women and girls face multiple disadvantages that affect...

Environmental Protection and Food Production in the Cerrado Could Create $72bn for Brazil

A new model for economic growth in the Cerrado...

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