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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

The Unintended Consequences of Destroying Palestine’s Aid Economy By Joseph Dana - Dec 5, 2018

When it comes to maintaining an occupation, the difficulty is in the details. Large-scale military maneuvers are easy when compared with managing the daily existence of millions of people. After close to five decades of military rule in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel appears to have perfected the craft of occupation. One instrument … Continue reading “The Unintended Consequences of Destroying Palestine’s Aid Economy”

Africa Must Manufacture and Trade Its Way to a ‘Lion Economy’ and Build a Middle Class By Joseph Dana - Nov 29, 2018

Despite a recent downturn in the global economy, an unprecedented shift is underway throughout the so-called non-West. From Southeast Asia to Latin America, these economies have seen explosive urbanization and the emergence of a new middle class. Manufacturing remains the engine behind the re-emergence of non-Western economic power. Robust manufacturing sectors have created millions of … Continue reading “Africa Must Manufacture and Trade Its Way to a ‘Lion Economy’ and Build a Middle Class”

After the Pittsburgh Attack Jews Must Unite with Muslims and Other Minorities, For Racism Against One Group Eventually Affects All By Joseph Dana - Nov 8, 2018

In 17th-century Amsterdam, the city’s Jewish community took the unprecedented step of asking municipal authorities to halt Jewish migration. Pogroms in the East spurred waves of Jewish refugees seeking asylum in cities like Amsterdam. But the Jewish community there, in one of Europe’s most prosperous cities, didn’t want to shake up the status quo. Made … Continue reading “After the Pittsburgh Attack Jews Must Unite with Muslims and Other Minorities, For Racism Against One Group Eventually Affects All”