Forgotten legacy of World War I that devastated the Middle East

For those of us of an age to have known only peace in Western Europe, the centenary of the end of World War I is a an opportunity to learn something of the extreme consequences of the failure to solve political differences peacefully. And when the world marked the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, millions […]

Recent economic results in Morocco

The most recent economic results in Morocco show a deceleration from last year. The north African country grew by 2.4% in the second quarter of 2018, down from 4.5% in the same period last year, according to the High Commission for Planning. The agriculture sector has been cited as the main reason for the decline; […]

Tipping point: huge wildlife loss

Tipping point: huge wildlife loss threatens the life support of our small planet Shutterstock Tom Oliver, University of Reading A report by the WWF published on October 30 reveals how our actions are degrading the natural world – the very basis on which our livelihood depends. The Living Planet Report 2018 shows that between 1970 […]

Principles before profit and pull out

Davos in the desert: businesses are right to put principles before profit and pull out of Saudi investment conference Fedor Selivanov / Shutterstock.com Haridimos Tsoukas, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Siemens chief, Joe Kaeser has pulled out of the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, dubbed “Davos in the Desert”, amid outrage at the […]

‘Bring to life’ any audio-visual recordings

Audiovisual Heritage of the UN News came up with this call to action for all to try and ‘bring to life’ any audio-visual recordings of their life, be it private or public, all presumably for posterity’s sake.   ‘Bring to life’ precious moments caught on film or tape, UN agency urges on World Day 26 […]

Without democratic and moral institutions, no development

Economists and politicians, during this inevitable global society transition phase, must rethink the links between ethics and development because without democratic and moral institutions, no development would seriously be even envisaged. As we have learned from the founders of economics science, e.g. political economics, that since natural resources are only an ancillary means of creating […]

Importance of Youth Engagement in the MENA Region

Mariam Al Hammadi, director of The Big Heart Foundation, discusses the importance of youth engagement in the MENA region. The interview is reported in a post of CommsMEA dated 16 October 2018. Comment: why investing in our youth is a prerequisite for a peaceful, progressive and sustainable future Here’s a question that keeps me awake […]