Omar’s Blog #5: Why only accountability will save the Middle East Peace Process.

#Opinion Those who analyze history know that the Levant and especially historic Palestine, now modern-day Israel and the Palestinian territories, hold a significant, if not the most important, role for the wider dynamics in the region. People have always had…

COVID-19: Can Fiscal Support Exacerbate Economic Inequality?

The political left is usually the quickest when it comes to claiming the moral high ground. Since the beginning of the corona crisis, it is where you can find fervent supporters of fiscal packages aimed at saving entire industries from…

On Brussels: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here To say that 2020 has not been the best year is an understatement. This is particularly true for the EU. Even the most pro-union of leaders and officials would have to concede that it has…

Omar’s Blog #4: International Trade after the US Elections

Yesterday, it became clear that Joe Biden has won the US Elections. It is a close call and therefore the steps ahead will be challenging for his administration, especially after Trump’s unusual way of doing diplomacy worldwide. But after being…

A Climate Saver Better Than Her Reputation

“You are failing us!”. According to climate activists, politicians have made false promises ofgreen growth, cheap change and looked the other way once sacrifice became inevitable. Thereis an abundance of good reasons to agree with that. However, a blame race…

On Brussels: A Troublesome Autumn Brews

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here Across most of the world, cases of Covid-19 are surging. Some of the worst surges are in the EU. Germany, France, Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands are all struggling to contain the virus. Germany has…

Omar’s Blog #3: Cooperation and Capacity Building

In a fast-developing society, the urge for computer engineers is high. Very high. If you think about it, we cannot move forward without computer engineers. All our fast credit card payments are impossible without all the people designing the necessary…

Half of the Votes; None of the Representation

Surely the duty of a representative democracy is to represent its people. For many living in a democratic country, it’s obvious that when the election is nearing, all a candidate needs is the citizenship and a certain age. They can…

Omar’s Blog #2: The Members of Team MENA

A while ago, I promised to introduce our team members, without whom this team would never be what it is now. As I said last time, the concept of this team has existed since 2011. Since April of 2019, however,…