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...
The New Silk Road Monitor Friday Post

The New Silk Road Monitor Friday Post

The New Silk Road Monitor “Friday Post” – A round-up of this week’s stories that caught our eye Insights on Investing in Africa, the UAE and the Belt and Road, Turkey’s New Silk Road Logistics Play, Russia’s New Silk Road Highway,...
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...