Economics

The IPI – Overview, Rationale and Some Background

The IPI – Overview, Rationale and Some Background

By Koby Huberman, Co-Founder of The Israeli Peace Initiative
Location Israel Israel

On April 6, 2011, a group of 150 prominent Israelis presented a bold vision for an Israeli proposal for a regional peace initiative – the “Israeli Peace Initiative” (IPI) – which was a comprehensive response to the Saudi-Arab Peace Initiative (API). The IPI was authored and proposed by Yuval Rabin and the undersigned.

November 5, 2012 · 0 comments · Economics, Israel, Politics
Boko Haram and Political Elites in Northern Nigeria

Boko Haram and Political Elites in Northern Nigeria

By Yushau Shuaib, Writer and Author
Location Nigeria Nigeria

For those observing recent events in Nigeria, it came as little surprise when the announcement was made of the arrest of an alleged Boko Haram commander, Shuaibu Muhammad Bama, by Nigeria’s military officers in the residence of a high profile politician in Maiduguri, the capital and the largest city of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria.

October 30, 2012 · 1 comment · Boko Haram, Economics, Nigeria, Politics
Surveying Arab and Israeli Attitudes: An Interview with Corey Gil-Shuster

Surveying Arab and Israeli Attitudes: An Interview with Corey Gil-Shuster

By Corey Gil-Shuster, PhD Candidate at University of Haifa
Location Israel Israel

On October 22, 2012, Sharnoff’s Global Views interviewed Corey Gil-Shuster. Corey was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada and became an Israeli citizen in 1995. After spending many years in Israel, he wanted to make sense of the patterns of behavior observed living with Israelis related to the Israeli-Arab conflict. He received an MA in Conflict Studies at Saint Paul University in Ottawa and worked for the Canadian Ministry of Health with Aboriginal populations as a […]

IMF Calls EU to Act: Did the EU Summit Really Listen?

IMF Calls EU to Act: Did the EU Summit Really Listen?

By Paulo Casaca, Founder and Executive Director of South Asian Democratic Forum
Location Portugal Portugal

The International Monetary Fund’s most weighty publication, the “World Economic Outlook,” launched its latest edition on the topic of “Coping with High Debt and Sluggish Growth” on October 9 in Tokyo during its annual world summit. Most of the content is dedicated to the world’s worst economic performer: Europe. It bashes the foolishness of the EU’s macro-economic policies, namely the “austerity for all” principle behind the recently agreed Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance (TSCG) […]

October 19, 2012 · 0 comments · Economics, Portugal
What the United States Should Know About Portugal

What the United States Should Know About Portugal

By Miguel Nunes Silva, International Relations Analyst
Location Portugal Portugal

With close to 900 years of history, Portugal is one of Europe’s oldest and most stable nations. Its oldest alliance is with the UK and it was with British mediation that Portugal and the US came to cooperate strategically during the Second World War in the renting of the Lajes air base to Washington.

September 26, 2012 · 2 comments · Economics, Portugal, United States