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Regional councils can help Lebanon grow

Regional councils can help Lebanon grow

Reading Time: 4 minutes Lebanon is presented with the most serious challenges it has faced in the past decade. The economy is struggling, the internal security situation deteriorating and the country’s neighbors pose real threats. But amidst everything, there are opportunities — not just in newfound offshore oil and gas but also within the country’s ingenious population. As we head into

A green economy could work

Reading Time: 3 minutes Lebanon is presented with the most serious challenges it has faced in the past decade. The economy is struggling, the internal security situation deteriorating and the country’s neighbors pose real threats. But amidst everything, there are opportunities — not just in newfound offshore oil and gas but also within the country's ingenious population. As we head into

Disarm Hezbollah to restore state authority

Reading Time: 5 minutes Lebanon is presented with the most serious challenges it has faced in the past decade. The economy is struggling, the internal security situation deteriorating and the country’s neighbors pose real threats. But amidst everything, there are opportunities — not just in newfound offshore oil and gas but also within the country's ingenious population. As we head into

Stop the Syria spillover: towards a security pact

Reading Time: 5 minutes Lebanon is presented with the most serious challenges it has faced in the past decade. The economy is struggling, the internal security situation deteriorating and the country’s neighbors pose real threats. But amidst everything, there are opportunities — not just in newfound offshore oil and gas but also within the country's ingenious population. As we head into

Making the most of our energy wealth

Reading Time: 4 minutes Lebanon is presented with the most serious challenges it has faced in the past decade. The economy is struggling, the internal security situation is deteriorating and the country’s neighbors pose real threats. In these circumstances the very fact that the country continues to operate can be seen as a success. And amidst everything, there are opportunities — not just

Time to rethink our economy

Reading Time: 4 minutes Lebanon is presented with the most serious challenges it has faced in the past decade. The economy is struggling, the internal security situation is deteriorating and the country’s neighbors pose real threats. In these circumstances the very fact that the country continues to operate can be seen as a success. And amidst everything, there are opportunities — not just

Damas: The golden boys

Reading Time: 5 minutes Damas is the leading jewelry chain in the United Arab Emirates and a luxury venture that claims to have a 17 percent share of the domestic market. The roots of its founding family in the precious business go back more than a century. Today the company is owned by regional investors. Fortified with a recent

Illusions of grandeur

Reading Time: 6 minutes To make it as luxury real estate in the Gulf region these days, a development must have more than a funky name and a public relations consultant. Nurai, a residential island just off Abu Dhabi’s coast, is one example of a successful luxury real estate development in United Arab Emirates. Launched back in 2008, the

Halls of decadent splendor

Reading Time: 6 minutes Although close to $2 billion worth of luxury items have been sold in the United Arab Emirates this year, looking in the windows of shopping malls today will show that luxury retailers in the UAE have redirected their energy to a more minimalist approach, away from the total opulence that dominated their showrooms in the

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