The Middle East’s Cyber Security Crisis By John Sheldon - Jan 31, 2018

Many security specialists consider the Middle East to be the testbed for cyber espionage and warfare, especially since 2009 when the Iranian nuclear program was attacked by a malicious software called Stuxnet, allegedly by Israel and the United States. Cyberspace plays a vital role across the Middle East’s public, economic, political and strategic spheres. This … Continue reading “The Middle East’s Cyber Security Crisis”

Tunisia’s Unfinished Economic Reforms Put Its Democratic Evolution in Danger By Issandr El Amrani - Jan 30, 2018

(Michael Ayari contributed to this article.) The Tunisian protests and riots earlier this month have too often been framed as signs of a new revolutionary ferment reminiscent of those from 2010-2011. That was the spark that launched the Arab Spring. But this month’s protests should not be read as new evidence of revolutionary politics. They … Continue reading “Tunisia’s Unfinished Economic Reforms Put Its Democratic Evolution in Danger”

As Saudi Arabia Reforms, Its Neighbors Will Need to Adjust By Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi - Jan 25, 2018

Saudi Arabia, unfairly or not, long has been considered by many in the investment community as an unattractive destination for their funds and by expatriates as a difficult place to live. Foreign investors have complained about the lack of adequate transparency, and many professionals who worked and lived there did so despite, and not because … Continue reading “As Saudi Arabia Reforms, Its Neighbors Will Need to Adjust”