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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

Are We Being Kept in the Dark About Artificial Intelligence? By Joseph Dana - Jul 28, 2022

There are many grand promises about the power of artificial intelligence. When we talk about the future of technology, AI has become so ubiquitous that many people don’t even know what artificial intelligence is anymore. That’s particularly concerning given how advanced the technology has become and who controls it. While some might think of AI … Continue reading “Are We Being Kept in the Dark About Artificial Intelligence?”

Russian Cyberattacks in the Baltics Foreshadow the Future of War By Joseph Dana - Jul 14, 2022

As the fighting in Ukraine drags on, another conflict is taking shape elsewhere on Russia’s periphery. This borderless conflict is aimed at destabilizing the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, but can and likely will expand to engulf others. Last month, Lithuanian government and public service web portals were hit by a sustained cyberattack from Russian … Continue reading “Russian Cyberattacks in the Baltics Foreshadow the Future of War”

Israel’s Natural Gas Windfall in Europe Is Bad News for Palestinians By Joseph Dana - Jun 29, 2022

In its quest to secure new energy supplies, Europe is on the verge of transforming the Middle East’s longest-running conflict. The Ukraine war and the decoupling of Europe’s reliance on Russian natural gas has led European Union member states to frantically look for new energy sources. The recent news that Germany is firing up long-dormant coal-powered … Continue reading “Israel’s Natural Gas Windfall in Europe Is Bad News for Palestinians”

Africa’s Green Energy Potential Is Waiting to Be Tapped By Joseph Dana - Jun 17, 2022

The sudden jolt in global oil prices is raising fresh concerns about African decarbonization efforts. As Western countries have embraced net-zero carbon targets through investments in renewable energy infrastructure and other initiatives, Africa has lagged in setting similar goals. While the continent is blessed with many forms of renewable energy, there isn’t the capital, infrastructure, or even … Continue reading “Africa’s Green Energy Potential Is Waiting to Be Tapped”

As the Global Food Crisis Deepens, Solutions Grow in the Gulf By Joseph Dana - Jun 3, 2022

The global food crisis spurred by fighting in Ukraine is affecting the Middle East in uneven ways. Countries like Lebanon and Yemen, struggling with economic instability and conflict before the war began, have been hit particularly hard. Egypt, which is deeply reliant on grain and wheat from Ukraine and Russia, has also struggled to manage the crisis and keep food supplies stable. The Gulf and Israel, … Continue reading “As the Global Food Crisis Deepens, Solutions Grow in the Gulf”