The dam that threatens a country’s water supply

Ethiopia is building Africa’s largest dam — the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. In Egypt, it is perceived as not only the dam that threatens a country’s water supply but also and at least makes it difficult for it to justify its dominance over its waters. This essay by Sarah Lazarus, CNN dated October 21, 2018, […]

Return to Protectionism and new Global Economic Crisis

A trade war between the USA and China: could it be a return to protectionism and a prelude to yet a new global economic crisis horizon 2020/2022? Return to Protectionism and a new Global Economic Crisis ? The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, at the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017, said addressing the new […]

Return to Protectionism and new Global Economic Crisis

A trade war between the USA and China: could it be a return to protectionism and a prelude to yet a new global economic crisis horizon 2020/2022? Return to Protectionism and a new Global Economic Crisis ? The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, at the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017, said addressing the new […]

The Iranian economy facing American sanctions

The U.S. president twitted a new warning on August 7, 2018, to all still trading countries with Iran, after the reinstatement of sanctions against Tehran, threatening that these will not be able to do so with the United States. The purpose of this contribution is to analyse the situation of the Iranian economy facing American […]

China – Arab States’ Future-oriented strategic Partnership

China and Arab countries have agreed to establish a “future-oriented strategic partnership of comprehensive cooperation and common development” TradeArabia¬† citing Xinhua, that adds that the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) has been an active and effective cooperating mechanism in consolidating the relations between the two sides, said Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel in an interview […]

Grand Bazaar: once a hotbed of Iran’s Revolution

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] This very informative article of Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, SOAS, University of London relates how the¬†Grand Bazaar: once a hotbed of Iran’s Revolution has over time muted into something that is quite different. “Too often, news about Iran is tainted by the politics of the day, particularly in the US. Recent protests by the […]

The myth of raw materials as a Miracle for Development

Several television shows and some dailies, between 2016 and 2017, have got me worried. These involved some so-called experts who affirmed, without restraint and without numerical analysis, that from the exports of phosphate, and / or iron ore in their crude or semi-crude condition, or cement, the country might earn sufficient revenues. Could Algeria currently […]