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The coming Venture Capital Revolution in the MENA region: How the Arab Spring might be a good thing for SMEs and entrepreneurs

Virtualy every observer agrees on the fact that it may be too soon to assess the political and social impacts of the “Arab Spring”. On the economic level, the downturn affecting the “revolutionary” states if not the whole region sounds like a bad omen. Two years after its revolution, Tunisia is still struggling with an … Continue reading

A look in the rear-view mirror

I wrote an article on Morocco’s growing external debt for the Majalla Magazine. You can read it here or continue in this post. The former king Hassan II of Morocco used to say he was lucky to be the leader of a very ancient country with a rich and long history. Indeed, according to the … Continue reading

Reviving the Maghreb Union: Moving towards regional integration in North Africa

I have written for the Majalla Magazine an analysis on the efforts towards regional integration in the Maghreb region. I try to understantd the failures of the Arab Maghreb Union in the context of the regional system and the mechanisms behind a successful regional integration. You can read the full article here (Will update the … Continue reading

On the need for an Economic Spring in the Arab world

Virtually every specialist agrees on the fact that it may be too soon to assess the political impact of the so called “Arab Spring”. But for the economy, the current downturn affecting the “revolutionary” states sounds like a bad omen. Very few seem to believe that the political upheavals are a good thing for the … Continue reading