AfCFTA: Putting the Cart before the Horse?

Following the commencement of the modern multilateral trading system, particularly with the advent of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), international trade has been institutionalised...

Social Entrepreneurship as an Antidote to Lebanon’s Economic Collapse?

Lebanon’s economy is reeling after an extraordinarily tumultuous year in the Levantine nation’s history. In a country that has been witnessing a revolutionary struggle...

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: An Economic Perspective

While the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh may have been fought militarily, the form the war took was decisively shaped by economics. Namely, because of economics,...

Eurobonds: How They (Un)bond the Euro Area Member States

The idea of a joint debt mechanism emerged once more in the EU, propelled by the same “spendthrift” states and opposed by the same...

Universal Basic Income: Pandemic Panacea or Policy Pipedream?

As of the middle of May 2020, 36 million Americans are unemployed, with a further three million filing for unemployment during the same week....

‘‘Francly’’ Speaking: The Stakes of the New West African Monetary ECO-System

Since the middle of the last decade, public debate in the West African region, namely in the francophone countries, has been dominated by the...

“El Bloqueo es como un genocidio:” Washington’s Changes in its Cuba Policy

Located only 90 miles south of Florida, the Republic of Cuba has been and continues to suffer and be frozen in time due to...

Compromises & Constraints: The Keys to The Encryption Debate?

End-to-end (E2E) encryption-the highest publicly available standard for securing digital communications-is under threat from governments concerned about its implications for public safety and security....

China’s AI-led powerhouse

Amongst the many technological changes shaping the future of the global economy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) developments are presenting the most exciting innovations. From grading...

Black Gold Mine

By: Gulshan Bashirova (Guest Writer) The Caspian Sea is shared by the Transcaucasian and Central Asian countries Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Iran and Turkmenistan. The biggest oil and...

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