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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

America’s ‘Deal of the Century’ For Palestine Is Merely the Status Quo By Another Name  By Joseph Dana - Jun 2, 2019

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not solely about land, religion or even security. It is about control and the economics of domination in the technology age. The roots of the conflict were born out of a toxic mix of religious conviction, wartime calculations and security concerns, but nearly five decades of Israeli occupation of the West … Continue reading “America’s ‘Deal of the Century’ For Palestine Is Merely the Status Quo By Another Name “

The West Has Lost Patience With The ANC, So South Africa Must Look East For Help to Rebuild By Joseph Dana - May 26, 2019

The new president of South Africa faces two primary challenges. In his five-year term, Cyril Ramaphosa must attract badly-needed outside capital but in order to do that, the president must convince wary foreign investors that he is deadly serious about cracking down on the rampant corruption that has bedeviled his country for years and caused … Continue reading “The West Has Lost Patience With The ANC, So South Africa Must Look East For Help to Rebuild”

How Political Zionism Puts Jewish Communities Aboard at Risk of Anti-Semitism  By Joseph Dana - Mar 28, 2019

Theodor Herzl didn’t want a Jewish state in Palestine. Or at least, not at first. The Austrian journalist, who later became the father of political Zionism, was thoroughly assimilated into Viennese society and saw virtue in Jews being in a similar relationship with their home countries. However, European society continued to view the Jewish community … Continue reading “How Political Zionism Puts Jewish Communities Aboard at Risk of Anti-Semitism “

Local and Geopolitics Intrude in Israel’s Attempt to Supply Europe with Gas By Joseph Dana - Mar 11, 2019

Usually positioned on the margins of the Middle East’s complex energy politics, Israel now is a legitimate player in its own right. More than a decade ago, large natural-gas fields were discovered off Israel’s northern coast in the Mediterranean. Since then, it has scrambled to determine exactly how the gas will make its way to … Continue reading “Local and Geopolitics Intrude in Israel’s Attempt to Supply Europe with Gas”