African countries, at least so far, have been spared serious consequences from the increasingly contentious U.S.-Chian technology duel. But Jane Munga, a technology policy expert in the Africa program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., worries that may soon change.
The agreement on a new loss and damage fund is one of the summit’s bright spots, but more needs to be done to deliver the trillions of dollars needed to finance the low-carbon transition.
Cryptocurrencies were always a solution looking for a problem. Running on top of a blockchain, they were supposedly a currency that was not manipulable by governments and whose value was therefore more secure.
But President Joko Widodo’s plans to seek international support for his domestic development agenda could be frustrated by growing political tensions at home and abroad.
In an interview, Yezid Sayigh argues that a recent IMF loan to Egypt did little to reduce the military’s role in the economy.
To better understand the global and regional challenges related to climate change and their wide-ranging implications on politics, security, and economic development ahead of COP27, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center is organizing a panel discussion on Thursday, October 27 from 16:00 till 17:15 (EEST) Beirut time with Aisha Al Sarihi, Nick Clark, Amr Hamzawy and Zeinab Shuker.
In an interview, Yezid Sayigh discusses the risks of an indebted Egyptian economy and the military’s role in it.
Join Carnegie for a conversation about how local players have fared in three Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian countries—Algeria, Egypt, and Indonesia—in pushing Chinese technology firms to meet their developmental needs.
Washington must continue its engagement long after the islands fall out of the headlines if it is serious about its commitment to the region.