Crisis

Karbala’s unions and organizations issue a statement regarding electricity crisis

2021-07-04

The Unions and organizations of Karbala issued on Saturday a statement condemning the electricity fails in the government. The statement was issued on behalf of 48 parties...

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Annabaa Forum for Dialogue discusses Psychological Effect of Child Placement in Iraq

2021-06-14

Annabaa forum for Dialogue held a symposium entitled “The Psychological Effect of Child Placement and Protection”.

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Criticizing the Pandemic

2021-06-01

Many of the trends that were visible two years ago – from aging populations and failing states to nuclear proliferation and cyber insecurity – remain acute.

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Supply Chains and Demand

2020-12-15

The pandemic has shown that supply chains will need to be rethought, with more emphasis put on supplier diversification, domestic production, and stockpiling.

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Listen to the Science

2020-10-22

There are also deepening social and economic crises. The pandemic has battered national economies, exacerbated many forms of inequality, and sown distrust and social unrest around the world...

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Lebanon’s Hidden Gold Mine

2020-08-03

Establishing a credible National Wealth Fund would help to alleviate the countrys multiple crises.

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The Human-Capital Costs of the Crisis

2020-04-16

Unlike a hurricane or earthquake, the coronavirus pandemic has caused no damage to physical capital stock. But firm-specific skills have no value when the firm that uses them goes out of business, which is one reason why US productivity...

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Will the OPEC Agreement Work and, If So, How Long Will It Last?

2020-04-16

The market appears to doubt that the deal will suffice, and royal family dynamics could push the oil crisis into further rounds.

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Iraq has a new prime minister. What next?

2020-03-23

Iraq has a new prime minister-designate, almost three weeks after the previous nominee — Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi — failed to secure parliamentary approval for his cabinet.

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Mohammed bin Salman's latest arrests expose weakness at heart of power

2020-03-11

The arrest of such high-ranking princes reveals the shaky ground on which the young princes future rests

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The Middle East’s Future of Perpetual Pandemics

2020-03-03

If outbreaks like the coronavirus shift from ‘black swan’ events to regular occurrences, globalization trends in the region may reverse, with sobering consequences.

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The bias that can cause catastrophe

2019-11-28

The outcome bias erodes your sense of risk and makes you blind to error, explaining everything from fatal plane crashes to the Columbia crash and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Your Poison, My Profit

2019-09-02

In an interview, Makram Ouaiss says Lebanese politicians may provoke a new trash crisis to reach their favored waste solutions.

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The Experts We Need

2019-06-22

Policy gurus spend too much time with others like them top civil servants, high flying journalists, successful business people and too little time with ordinary voters.

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Iraq's democracy facing legitimacy shortage and political crisis

2018-08-11

These infringements aimed to reducing of political impact of some ethnic and political parties

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Saudi Arabia wants to dump nuclear waste on the Qatari border to make its archenemy an island

2018-04-10

The two nations have been locked in a crisis since the imposition of a Saudi led diplomatic blockade on Qatar

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10 Humanitarian Crises To Look Out For In 2018

2018-01-08

From the Rohingya to South Sudan, hurricanes to famine, 2017 was full of disasters and crises. But 2018 is shaping up to be even worse. Here is why.

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Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon gamble may pay off

2017-12-02

Saudi Arabia gamble to pressure Hezbollah by forcing Saad Hariri to resign may be paying off

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Iran: Why has Qatar Approached Us?

2017-07-17

fear of Saudi Arabia drove recent Qatari policy and emphasizes the importance of the Qatari-Saudi border dispute

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Qatar Crisis: Worst Case Scenarios

2017-07-10

The origins of the tensions stretch back decades probably generations in the minds of the main characters

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Qatar rejects deadline demands, saying it does not fear military action

2017-07-03

Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani rejects demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates

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