Category: Business & Economics

A View of the Investment Landscape in the GCC: Construction, e-Commerce, Defense, Healthcare, Education Attractive

A View of the Investment Landscape in the GCC: Construction, e-Commerce, Defense, Healthcare, Education Attractive

[ 0 ] December 10, 2014 |

via FUQUA IN THE MIDDLE EAST (BLOG) on DECEMBER 9, 2014:  Former Duke Fuqua student Mo Bississo, most recently with Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Capital, painted a detailed picture of the private equity and investment landscape in the Middle East in a recent Q & A for Fuqua’s Middle East region blog. Bississo talked about how the economic […]

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Tarek Osman: Imagining a New Arab Order

[ 0 ] December 9, 2014 |

by TAREK OSMAN for CAIRO REVIEW on DECEMBER 3, 2014: The Arab World is witnessing ideological, sectarian, and ethnic conflicts. The region has not experienced such polarizations in at least a century. As governments are no longer serving as arbiters among competing interest groups, the state has lost legitimacy. Violence is on the rise across […]

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Ayesha Jalal on ‘The Struggle for Pakistan’ (Book Q & A)

Ayesha Jalal on ‘The Struggle for Pakistan’ (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] December 2, 2014 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 2, 2014:  Pakistan is a nation with a strong will to survive. It has endured political upheavals, ethnic discord, military dictatorships, and the challenges of religious extremism. In her new book, The Struggle for Pakistan: A […]

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UCLA Mideast Center Fights Smears

UCLA Mideast Center Fights Smears

[ 0 ] November 17, 2014 |

by JAMES GELVIN for INFORMED COMMENT on NOVEMBER 15, 2014:  Response to criticisms of the G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies The G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies (hereafter CNES) of UCLA is one of the oldest such centers in the United States. It is also one of the largest, currently […]

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Economy, Healthcare, Most Important Issues in Mid-Terms for US Muslims Surveyed (CAIR)

[ 0 ] October 24, 2014 |

via COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS (PRESS RELEASE) on OCTOBER 23, 2014:  69 percent of Muslim voters say they will go to polls on November 4 (WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/23/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of a survey indicating that 69 […]

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WATCH: Tom Cinq-Mars and His Research on the Druzbha Oil Pipeline’s Impact on the Tatars

[ 0 ] October 17, 2014 |

via COUNCIL FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES/JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on SEPTEMBER 26, 2014:  Tom Cinq-Mars, a Duke PhD student in the History Department, outlines his research on the Druzhba oil pipeline’s impact on Russia’s (Muslim) Tatar populations and his interdisciplinary work with the Council for European Studies.

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ISLAMiCommentary Celebrates Two Years!

ISLAMiCommentary Celebrates Two Years!

[ 1 ] September 29, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on September 29, 2014: Though many months in the planning, ISLAMiCommentary officially launched in October 2012. An outgrowth of the Carnegie Corporation of New York-supported Transcultural Islam Project, this forum for public scholarship is thriving and continues to grow. A humble to thank you to all of our readers, Facebook, […]

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(outgoing) Indonesian President Urges UN Assembly to ‘Push Frontiers of Nationalism into New Globalism’

(outgoing) Indonesian President Urges UN Assembly to ‘Push Frontiers of Nationalism into New Globalism’

[ 0 ] September 24, 2014 |

via UN NEWS CENTRE on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014:  24 September 2014 – With strong commitment and political will, the impossible could become possible, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, said today, telling political leaders gathered for the United Nations General Assembly that it is to stop playing the game of “us” against “them”, and begin […]

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Sri Lanka President to UN: Post-2015 Agenda Must Address Structural Obstacles to Development

Sri Lanka President to UN: Post-2015 Agenda Must Address Structural Obstacles to Development

[ 0 ] September 24, 2014 |

via UN NEWS CENTRE on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014:  24 September 2014 – The President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa in his address to world leaders at the United Nations this evening, said that the post-2015 agenda must focus on strengthening partnerships between developing and developed countries, which are essential for countries in the South to […]

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Intimidation, Uncertainty Mar Aid Work in Myanmar’s Rakhine State (IRIN News)

Intimidation, Uncertainty Mar Aid Work in Myanmar’s Rakhine State (IRIN News)

[ 0 ] September 23, 2014 |

via IRIN (humanitarian news & analysis run out of the UNOCHA) on SEPTEMBER 19, 2014:  SITTWE, 19 September 2014 (IRIN) – Nearly six months after international aid workers fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State when Buddhist mobs attacked their offices and accused them of aid bias, international humanitarian aid services remain restricted, despite the needs of hundreds […]

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