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Haifa Ahmad AlMaashi

Haifa Ahmed AlMaashi is director of geostrategic studies at the Dubai Public Policy Research Centre. Her main areas of interest are: the Yemeni crisis and its repercussions for the region; political Islam; terrorism; East Africa; and the Arab political economy. She was previously assistant professor at the University of Aden, and has lectured on various subjects, including politics and journalism. AlMaashi has a PhD from the University of Cairo, an MA the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a BA from the University of Kuwait.

US Trade Policy Indirectly Draws the Mena Region into Economic Uncertainty By Haifa Ahmed AlMaashi - Jun 10, 2018

US President Donald Trump’s recent economic retrenchment has left both competitors and traditional allies reeling. In moves that often seemed designed to appeal to his domestic base rather than craft a coherent strategic approach, the president has threatened or implemented unconventional trade policies that are reshaping US economic engagement, with inevitable spillover effects for the … Continue reading “US Trade Policy Indirectly Draws the Mena Region into Economic Uncertainty”

Contradictory and Inconsistent: The Foreign Policy Pursued by Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia By Haifa Ahmed AlMaashi - May 22, 2018

Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia share a long coastline, structurally similar foreign policies and the same overriding goal – regime survival. And yet bilateral relations among the three, either political or economic, are practically nonexistent despite the shared security concerns and inevitable joint interests. The dysfunction in the Horn of Africa is a regional and geopolitical … Continue reading “Contradictory and Inconsistent: The Foreign Policy Pursued by Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia”

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco Needs a Goldilocks Moment By Haifa Ahmed AlMaashi - May 9, 2018

To say that Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering of shares is crucial to Saudi Arabia’s long-term economic plans would be an understatement. The IPO, if successfully implemented, will be the biggest in history. The funds it raises will help pave the way toward diversifying the economy, and the impact of this, again, if successfully implemented, … Continue reading “Saudi Arabia’s Aramco Needs a Goldilocks Moment”