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Covid-19: Lebanon staring at historic opportunity

Could the COVID-19 outbreak be an opportunity for the Lebanese economy? The “Arab Spring” which was earlier seen as the most disruptive event which shook the Middle East to its core since...
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Lebanon: The next ‘oil-cursed’ country?

Late last month, a drillship anchored off Lebanon's coast started exploring for oil and gas raising hopes for a more prosperous economy, which currently is hanging by a thread off a cliff’s...
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Yasmine Seghirate el-Guerrab on food security: “We must ensure the health of the soil...

ByTheEast: International medias talk a lot about "food security" lately. What does it imply specially in the Mediterranean region? Yasmine Seghirate el-Guerrab: Food security in the region is...
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What future for Egypt’s new capital city?

Egypt's new capital is not a mirage in the desert anymore. But still. It's far from being completed. Forging new capitals from scratch ain't a new phenomenon: countries are used to build...
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(Failed) State of emergency

"All these accidents that happen follow the dots", the songs says. Lebanese deep crisis is no exception. Except nothing here is accidental. This is no bad luck, only bad choices. Here we...
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Lebanon: Railway would boost economic growth

Lebanon's sick from its atmospheric pollution, sick from its overpopulated highways, sick from its lack of alternatives. Yet, the patient should get some effective treatments. Like establishing a railway network which will...

How nomadism made Africa a land of disruptive innovation

Mobility, innovation and stability, three of the most important civilizational factors in economic development, are not calibrated the same way in every region of the world. Mary McAuliffe reports on the specific...
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Agriculture in Ukraine, pt.2: Things that need to be fixed in heaven

True. Ukraine has succeeded in its quest to emerge as a significant international player. Its strategy seems efficient, statistics wise. But the strategy has inherent limitations… as the proverb goes dont put...

Agriculture in Ukraine, pt.1: A blooming giant

It may surprise you to know that the grilled meat kebab you just ate on your business trip to Jeddah came from a beast that has been grazing on fodder grown in...
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Solid waste management in Lebanon: The new time bomb

We all know this inhuman mountain in Dora, north of Beirut. It's a time bomb. Solid waste management is an urgent need in Beirut since the Borj Hammoud landfill, one of two...