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Bassam Alkantar
Amid domestic fears of new car bombs and a possible military strike against Syria, conventional activities continue to crowd the agenda of the...
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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Motaz Hisso
There is no facet of the Syrian economy that the crisis has left untouched. Wages are at new lows, prices of basic goods have skyrocketed, and the...
Saturday, August 10, 2013
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Mouhamad Wehbe
A few weeks ago a crisis erupted between the Lebanese Finance Ministry and Middle East Airlines (MEA), with the ministry demanding the company pay...
Thursday, August 1, 2013
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Yazan al-Saadi
For the last four months, the tiny oil-rich emirate of Kuwait has been cracking down on expat labor, especially blue-collar workers from South and...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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Hassan Chakrani
Relations between the Ministry of Telecommunications and Ogero, Lebanon’s state-owned telecom provider, have reached new lows after reports of a...
Friday, July 26, 2013
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Mohammad Zbeeb
Who says the system doesn’t work? Some of its wheels are still turning as usual. For example, the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) is...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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Hassan Chakrani
At first glance, one can say that economic activity is presently nonexistent in Syria. Unemployment has reached a whopping 49 percent, while the...
Monday, July 8, 2013
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Hassan Chakrani
At a distance of 75 km from the coast of Haifa, exploratory drilling in the Karish offshore field was completed mid-May. Hardly a week later, Noble...
Sunday, July 7, 2013
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Munir al-Hamash
Prior to the conflict in Syria, the regime implemented neoliberal economic policies as part of an “infitah,” or opening, of the Syrian economy to...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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