Economy & Innovation

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

Developments 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 Pandemic

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...

GCC

Gulf States’ Economies Stuck Between Global Pandemic and Oil Price War

For the Gulf region, the last four weeks could not be more economically costly. Gulf...

Iraq

Unemployment Crisis in Iraq and Iran: A Chronic Dilemma for State and Society

Looking at pictures and video footage of last year’s protests in Iran and Iraq, one...

Bahrain

Bahrain Deficit Shrinks to 4.7% of GDP in 2019

Bahrain’s budget deficit shrank to 4.7% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019 from 6.3%...

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