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What damage could the Flame virus cause?

May 29, 2012
A new malware threat is spreading like fire across the Middle East. What problems might the cyber weapon Flame cause, where did its name come from, and how similar is it to the virus Stuxnet?
Posted In: Flame, cyberwar, malware, computer virus, middle east
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In Tunisia, more democracy but still much poverty

Apr 12, 2012
More than a year after the revolt that toppled Tunisia’s ruler, Zine al Abidine Ben Ali, discontent is rising because of poverty and unemployment.
Posted In: Tunisia, middle east, Arab Spring
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Tensions in Middle East affecting oil prices

Feb 15, 2012
Oil prices are on the rise today, in part because of news out of Syria. But there are also bigger picture problems to worry about.
Posted In: Oil, middle east, Strait of Hormuz, oil prices
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As Egypt goes, so goes the Middle East?

Jan 27, 2012
Commentator Reza Aslan says the outcome of Egypt's experiment with democracy has implications for the region as a whole.
Posted In: Egypt, middle east, revolution, democracy
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Free Zones: A Tale of Two Economies

Jun 23, 2011
Think one economy is hard enough to regulate? Try Two. In the U.A.E., so-called "free zones" allow foreigners to set up businesses for nominal fe...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east
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A New Oprah Rising in the Middle East

Jun 23, 2011
This may come as a surprise, but television designed to make the world a better place is still possible. Amira Al Fadl is a charismatic interview...
Posted In: Al Aan TV, Amira Al Fadl, dubai, economy 4.0, Jamil Abu-Wardeh, middle east, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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A Private Sector for the Public Good in Egypt

Jun 22, 2011
The World Bank may not have anticipated the Arab Spring uprisings, but they claim to have a plan for the future. They've announced billions of do...
Posted In: economy 4.0, Egypt, middle east, World Bank
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My Visit to Another Planet

Jun 22, 2011
As a kid during the Apollo project, I very much wanted to walk on the moon, or even better, another planet some day. I seem to have just missed N...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east, Taxes, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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How Much? The Costs of Economic Security

Jun 22, 2011
For Emiratis, getting a cushy government job is the easy and preferred choice. In fact, the government provides amble benefits with little work. ...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east
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In Egypt, Affordable Housing is the Price of Love

Jun 21, 2011
Think affordable housing is just a matter of number crunching and government regulation? How about sex? OK, so maybe not just "sex," but in Egy...
Posted In: affordable housing, alternative indicator, Arab Spring, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Egypt, Mamdouh Hamza, middle east, Ragui Assaad

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