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Joseph Dana

Joseph Dana is editor-in-chief of emerge85, a lab that explores change in emerging markets and its global impact. He was previously Monocle's Istanbul bureau chief, among other writing positions he has held in the Middle East. Dana's work has appeared in Le Monde Diplomatique, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Nation and GQ. His reporting and analysis focus on the collision of culture, urbanism, economics and politics. Dana has an MA in European history and philosophy from the Central European University in Budapest.

Articles By Joseph Dana

Will ‘Peak Oil’ Mean the Decline of Arabian Gulf Economies? By Joseph Dana - Mar 8, 2020

Since the 1970s, analysts have sounded the alarm over “peak oil.” This does not mean a depletion of hydrocarbon resources – in fact, discoveries of new reserves continue to be announced. Rather, it implies a time when oil and gas extraction levels begin to fall as demand declines – mostly because of the rise of … Continue reading “Will ‘Peak Oil’ Mean the Decline of Arabian Gulf Economies?”

The Occupation of Palestine and the Closing of the Israeli Mind By Joseph Dana - Feb 27, 2020

Israeli academia has a long and convoluted relationship with the country’s political challenges. Broadly speaking, the academy and academics have tried to steer clear of Israel’s conflicts, but with the rise of the global boycott movement, which targets academic institutions that collaborate with the Israeli military, this has become difficult. Now, academics drive the conversation … Continue reading “The Occupation of Palestine and the Closing of the Israeli Mind”

Trump Peace Plan: Palestine Needs Better Leaders Ready to Break the Status Quo By Joseph Dana - Feb 5, 2020

Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is revealing in its simplicity. The deal acquiesces to every Israeli whim and leaves the Palestinians in the cold. This is hardly surprising. The path forward now rests solely with the Palestinians. They must acknowledge that their leaders’ strategy since the beginning of the … Continue reading “Trump Peace Plan: Palestine Needs Better Leaders Ready to Break the Status Quo”