Former White House advisor says democracy not impossible in the Middle East

Former White House advisor says democracy not impossible in the Middle East

On October 23, 2017, former White House Advisor on U.S. Middle East Policy under President George W. Bush, Elliott Abrams, spoke at Georgetown University about American foreign policy in the Middle East in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.  The speech centered around Abrams’ new book, “Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab […]

Middle East & Africa hotels see major room revenue drop in September 2017

Middle East & Africa hotels see major room revenue drop in September 2017

Following a summer of mixed fortunes, including a welcome year-on-year increase in profit per room in August, hotels in the Middle East & Africa were back to business as usual in September. GOPPAR levels sunk by 17.1 percent year-on-year, according to the latest worldwide poll of full-service hotels from HotStats.   September typically marks a return […]

How one letter — 67 words — changed the Middle East

How one letter — 67 words — changed the Middle East

CLOSE The Balfour Declaration was sent 100 years ago this week. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Palestinian protesters burn a banner depicting Arthur Balfour and British and Israeli flags during a protest in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Nov. 1.(Photo: EPA) LONDON — The Balfour Declaration was short — 67 words — but the letter sent […]

How To Diversify Your Exposure To The Middle East

How To Diversify Your Exposure To The Middle East

At WisdomTree, we tend to do things differently, and in doing so we offer unique exposures to factors, markets or asset classes that we believe may be underrepresented. For some, it may come as a surprise that we have been offering exposure to Middle Eastern dividend-paying stocks for more than nine years, but for us […]

ANCA-Sponsored Conference on Christians in the Middle East Prioritizes Justice for the Armenian Genocide

ANCA-Sponsored Conference on Christians in the Middle East Prioritizes Justice for the Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON— Hundreds of Christian leaders, international religious freedom advocates, and human rights defenders held over 400 Congressional meetings calling on legislators to reject Turkey’s Armenian Genocide gag-rule and draw upon the lessons of this crime in preventing renewed atrocities against Christians and other at-risk religious minorities across the Middle East. A portion of the IDC […]

Balfour Declaration at 100: What it means for the Middle East today

Balfour Declaration at 100: What it means for the Middle East today

On 2 November, people in the Territories and diaspora Palestinians around the world will mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, a British statement of support for the creation of a Jewish home in the Middle East that many blame for the decades of conflict in the holy land since.  The 1917 letter from British […]

The Balfour Declaration still divides the Middle East 100 years later

The Balfour Declaration still divides the Middle East 100 years later

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. In a year brimming with profoundly symbolic centennials, Thursday marks perhaps the most politically fraught one. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will appear in London alongside […]

Middle East blockchain forum moves to accelerate adoption of the distributed ledger technology

Middle East blockchain forum moves to accelerate adoption of the distributed ledger technology

The Blockchain Middle East Forum (BMEF) has revealed a plan to advance the adoption of blockchain technology, with opportunities across various sectors in the region. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal information may […]

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