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Omar Al-Ubaydli

Omar Al-Ubaydli is a researcher at Derasat, Bahrain.

14 February 2019 09:17 PM

How Saudi entrepreneurs can benefit from Italian-US agreement model

In order to boost entrepreneurship, Saudi Arabia should consider following a 1950s plan used to improve the Italian economy, which was done in partnership with the US, a recent paper by Michela Giorcelli of the University of California suggested.

29 January 2019 07:50 PM

Does the US want high or low oil prices?

Ensuring a reliable flow of oil for its economy, and for those of its economic partners, such as China and Japan, became a central tenet of US foreign policy, and a key reason for its heavy military involvement in the Middle East.

26 January 2019 10:12 PM

Venezuela proves Gulf prosperity should not be taken for granted

The example of Venezuela, as well as several other African and Middle Eastern states, confirms that natural resource wealth is no guarantee of high living standards.