The Middle East’s Unique Moment to Shape World Trade

The Middle East’s Unique Moment to Shape World Trade

In my latest syndicated column published by Asia Times, I point to a unique confluence of events that can potentially give the Middle East and North Africa region – namely three states, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE — outsized influence in the shaping...
Red Sea Economies – By The Numbers

Red Sea Economies – By The Numbers

Photo: Red Sea Gateway Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port Red Sea Economies/Population and Exports at a Glance Country Population GDP Top Export Destination Saudi Arabia 32.3 M $782.4 B China Egypt 95.7 M $245.6 B Italy Sudan 39.6 M $33.9 B UAE Yemen 27.6M $26.9 B China...
Saudi Crown Prince’s Asia Tour Accelerates “Eastward Tilt”

Saudi Crown Prince’s Asia Tour Accelerates “Eastward Tilt”

February 26, 2019 – Saudi Crown Mohammad bin Salman’s Tour of China, India, and Pakistan Accelerates the Kingdom’s Ongoing “Eastward Tilt” and Poses the Question: Have We Reached a Tipping Point? Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad...