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Terror attacks spike in Arab Spring countries during 2013

IHS Janes’ Terrorism and Insurgency Centre notes increases in violence across Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa.   IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC) released a report Thursday that cites a spike in violence in Arab Spring countries, especially Tunisia and Egypt. The report also noted a global increase in attacks. The annual report, entitled “2013 …

Ali Omar

Middle East investment banking fees up 20% in 2013

Reuters – Investment banking fees in the Middle East grew 20% last year, data compiled by Thomson Reuters showed, as capital markets activity continued to recover gradually from the global financial crisis. Total fees rose to $722m in 2013, the highest since 2010, from $603m in 2012 – though they were still only about half …

Daily News Egypt

Europe’s chances in the Arab world

By Fadi Elhusseini When revolts sneaked into the Arab world, a number of regimes were toppled while other thrones were shaken. Among others, Europe was quick in its response and adopted a new approach to relations with its southern neighbours. Nonetheless, despite the great efforts and numerous investments and projects in the region, the perception …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s future

By Ronald Meinardus An apt definition of politics is the discussion and implementation of decisions related to the future of society. The political decision making process is influenced by myriad factors, conflicting interests and inconsistent perspectives thereby frequently impeding clear strategic choices. Predicting the political and economic future is the realm of analysts. As these …

Daily News Egypt

Colonial Middle East strategy: Another complete fiasco

By Fadi Elhusseini In a region that has been described for long time as idle, sluggish and even immune towards transformations, revolts sneaked in, toppling some regimes and shaking the thrones of others. However, with the bloody course of events, doubt started to creep and uncertainty began to haunt hope, especially with the explicit and …

Daily News Egypt