Economy & Innovation

Iran

Why Iran’s Sixth Development Plan Failed

Following the end of the Iran-Iraq War, the Iranian majlis (parliament) has approved, implemented, and...

KSA

Will Riyadh’s Newest Economic Project Save the Saudi Economy?

2020 has been a difficult year for the Gulf. All members of the Gulf Cooperation...

Qatar

Qatari-Turkish Relations in the Post-Blockade Era

Walking through Doha, one cannot help but notice the increasing presence of Turkish nationals and...

Iran

Let the Turbines Spin: Iran’s Opportunity to Combat Climate Change

The cold season is upon Iran and air pollution levels are on the rise yet...

KSA

Development Policies in Saudi Arabia: Challenges and Opportunities

Executive Summary This report explores the various economic development strategies and paradigms implemented by the...

Kuwait

Borrowing Time: Structural Challenges to Kuwait’s Economy after COVID-19 ...

Kuwait continues to deal with the consequences of low oil prices, an ongoing pandemic, and...

Iran

Iranian Rial on Free Fall: Again?

The Iranian rial lost 50% of its value in just the four months leading to...

Kuwait

The Crisis of the Era: Economic Decline in Kuwait

Dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic over the next few years is going...

GCC

How GCC States are Responding to COVID-19 Supply Shocks

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are situated in some of the world’s most inhospitable...

GCC

Event Recap: A Twofold Blow to the Gulf: OPEC+ Implosion & A Global Pa...

On April 15th, Gulf International Forum (GIF) hosted an online panel titled “A Twofold Blow...

GCC

Innovation is Born out of Crisis: The GCC Must Capitalize on this Moment

Joseph Schumpeter argued that the entrepreneur generates “creative destruction” as innovation causes modes of thought,...

Qatar

Qatar Airways CEO Says Will Keep Flying But Warns Cash is Running Out

Qatar Airways will continue to operate flights as long as necessary to get stranded travelers...

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