Hotel Le Bristol Beirut
Lebanon’s legendary hotels are forced to shut down as the economy falters

Beirut’s legendary Le Bristol Hotel survived wars, occupation and political crises - then this year’s financial crisis struck. The Grand Hotel’s closure trains the spotlight on a tourism sector teetering on the brink of extinction.

Preserving Lebanon’s Food Security

The economic crisis threatens the sustenance of Lebanon’s population. Could a growing number of local agricultural initiatives offer a potential solution to the country’s long-term food security?

Eco Khalleh
A view of the skyline in Doha, Qatar's capital.
Other Lessons of the Qatar Crisis

If Saudi Arabia and its allies can’t get their recalcitrant neighbour to budge, does that mean Qatar won the blockade crisis? It’s a tempting conclusion, but the reality of interconnectedness in the Gulf paints a different picture.

A mural of Chokri Belaid, a politician assassinated in 2013.
The Economic Effects of Transitional Justice

Signs that Tunisia’s political elites want to abandon its transitional justice process is leading some to rue a missed chance for the truth-telling and reform the country bitterly needs.

Niama El Bassunie, the CEO of WaystoCap, says she encourages entrepreneurs in Morocco to consider business ideas that can help resolve paint points across the African continent.
Morocco’s Tech Treps Pick Their Market

Rather than the lucrative markets of Europe, it is the fast-growing markets of West Africa that beckon for tech entrepreneurs in Morocco.

File photo: An oil worker in the south of Libya photographed in 2014.
The Black Gold Fueling Libya's Crisis
by Wil Crisp

Libya’s economy relies on oil, and the nature of the country’s current conflict is intrinsically tied to its economic model.