A Maghreb Union to promote cooperation and economic integration

In 1989, the five Maghreb countries—Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia—established the Arab Maghreb Union to promote cooperation and economic integration. Thirty years later, there is still a largely untapped potential for regional trade among Maghreb countries. Chart of The Week: Expanding Trade Across The Maghreb By Ramzy Al Amine, Jean-François Dauphin, and Alexei Kireyev […]

Barriers Versus Smugglers: Algeria and Morocco’s Battle for Border Security

Terrorism, weapons smuggling, drug and human trafficking, and migration flows are driving many North African countries to bolster their border defenses. Current tactics include building miles of trenches, barriers, and fences, as well as employing sophisticated drones and surveillance technology. But will they be effective and at what cost? A close study to answer this […]

Entrepreneurship space in the Arab world

Zawya #sme posted this article dated 13 December 2018 after conducting a series of interviews with many stakeholders in the Arab entrepreneurship space to gauge their views on the opportunities and the challenges that they face. The image above is of a technology start-up firm used for illustrative purpose. Getty Images/Caiaimage/Agnieszka Olek Special Report: Entrepreneurship […]

Some countries are far more unequal than others

Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others By Sandy Brian Hager, City, University of London The picture above is of Hyejin Kang / Shutterstock Why do the richest 1% of Americans take 20% of national income, but the richest 1% of Danes only 6%? Why have affluent British people seen their share […]

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

An IMF blog’s article by Vitor Gaspar and Christine Lagarde dated September 24, 2018, on the United Nations that is to receive shortly a gathering of the World leaders to discuss “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Give Today’s Children a Chance The long road towards development World leaders […]

Climate Smart Growth delivering Trillion USD by 2030

Climate change is a severe threat and most leaders have not hesitated to act. Adaptation strategies being implemented by countries in MENA are likely to provide some significant “win-win” opportunities for the conservation of resources, as well as offset the impacts of climate change.  An article (see below) dated September 5th, 2018, transcending the undeniability […]

Strategies for Adapting to the New World

The forum of leading global policymakers of the developed and emerging countries in recent years has addressed several strategic themes that challenge Algeria today. These included and were not limited to issues such as the 4th Industrial Revolution, Climate, Migration, Energy and the impacts of terrorism. In Strategies for Adapting to the New World, Prof. […]