Africa’s Future and the Emerging World

Africa’s Future and the Emerging World

By Afshin Molavi If you want to understand our collective future, look no further than Africa. Let us start with the obvious: Africa’s demographics. According to UN projections, Africa’s population is set to double by 2050 to 2.4 billion. Looking further ahead to the...
A Greek economic renaissance could benefit the broader Arab world

A Greek economic renaissance could benefit the broader Arab world

By Afshin Molavi – Shortly before Greece’s recent election, the gifted orator and then-Prime Minister Alexei Tsipras delivered a rousing speech to a cheering throng of supporters, at one point declaring that his main opponent could not achieve what he was...
As Chinese Dragon Slows, Middle East Will Feel the Heat

As Chinese Dragon Slows, Middle East Will Feel the Heat

By Afshin Molavi China’s economy is slowing, which is both inevitable and alarming. Inevitable because no economy can defy gravity and grow at nearly double-digit rates on average for three decades, as China’s did from 1989 through 2018. And alarming because the...

Saudi Arabia and the Electric Car Revolution

“Everyone has a plan,” the great American boxer Mike Tyson once quipped, “that is, until you get punched in the face.” Saudi Arabia, as the world knows by now, has a plan. In fact, the Saudi Vision 2030, unveiled in dramatic fashion in April 2016 with a roll-out...