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Adeel Malik

Entries by Adeel Malik

Conflict and Development in the Middle East

(1) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 11:13 AM

If the Arab Spring represented a desire to create political commons, the current wave of conflict in the Arab world seeks to achieve precisely the opposite. It is predicated at the destruction of existing commons, whether civic, economic or political. While the Arab world needs regionally connected markets for shared...

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An Arab Marshall Plan

(6) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 2:23 PM

OXFORD -- The wave of revolts that swept across the Arab world two years ago were fueled by demands for freedom, bread, and social justice. But, although the revolutions toppled dictators and transformed societies, these core objectives remain as distant as ever. In fact, the economic challenges facing the Arab...

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The Economics of the Arab Spring

(9) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 9:04 AM

After emergency laws are lifted, constitutions are drafted, and elections are held, policymakers in the Middle East will be faced with a tough practical challenge: how to create economic opportunities for the region's teeming millions? Arab revolutions had a clear economic underpinning: they were fueled by poverty, unemployment, and lack...

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