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Nasser Saidi

Nasser Saidi

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Nasser Saidi, former Chief Economist of the Dubai International Financial Center, has served as a vice governor of the Bank of Lebanon and as Lebanon’s Minister of the Economy and Industry. He is the author, most recently, of the OECD report Corporate Governance in the MENA Countries.

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  1. The Arab World’s Perfect COVID-19 Storm
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    The Arab World’s Perfect COVID-19 Storm

    Mar 24, 2020 Nasser Saidi says the current global pandemic and collapsing energy prices will push the region's economies into recession.

  2. A New Approach to MENA’s Refugee Crisis
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    A New Approach to MENA’s Refugee Crisis

    Jul 10, 2018 Nasser Saidi thinks current strategies to aid the displaced in the Middle East and North Africa are perpetuating suffering.

  3. Can Lebanon Escape the Resource Curse?
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    Can Lebanon Escape the Resource Curse?

    Nov 3, 2016 Nasser Saidi says the country could transform itself with oil and gas production if it adopts key reforms now.

  4. Saudi Arabia’s Shock Therapy
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    Saudi Arabia’s Shock Therapy

    Sep 27, 2016 Nasser Saidi describes the complicated transition to a post-oil economy now confronting the Kingdom.

  5. Cheap Oil’s Silver Lining for the Gulf
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    Cheap Oil’s Silver Lining for the Gulf

    Apr 22, 2016 Nasser Saidi says that now is an ideal opportunity for GCC countries to launch comprehensive economic reforms.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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