This international move to encourage countries to privatize what were once state-owned industries, or at least decrease their investment in such sectors, clearly impacted the livelihoods of thousands of middle class individuals in countries like Lebanon and Egypt.
Abu Sitta discussed his experience in Gaza chronologically, and provided his own analysis and conclusions on the events taking place.
Regimes have resorted to “state feminism” to appease popular and grassroots agitation for more women’s rights, as well as to diffuse international pressure.
A discussion on the meaning of “reconstruction”, its implications, and the overall outlook on Syria, Libya, and Iraq
The current protests in Iran could be attributed to joblessness and unfulfilled economic expectations, but not necessarily to high poverty.
In 2015/16, a shocking 31% of men and 53% of women aged 18-29 were unemployed, compared to 20% and 19% in 1997. More importantly, the pain of this worsening situation is increasingly felt by older age groups. Entire families are affected when their young men and women are unable to find employment, housing, and form a family.
On December 13th and 14th, the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) hosted.