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Arab Bank for Reconstruction & Development

Will the GCC Take Leadership of Arab Economic Integration?

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

With the GCC countries facing their own youth bulge and implementing labor nationalization policies, the prospects of growing intra-Arab labor mobility looks dim. Protectionism will only lead to greater unemployment, frustration and radicalizing of Arab youth, leading to more extremism.

The Key to Countering Extremism and the Arab Firestorm

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

The time has come to set up an Arab Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ABRD) to address the multiple challenges faced by countries in transition in a region where the 'Arab spring' has turned into a firestorm.