Political Islam or 'Islamism'—as a narrative, an ideology, and a political project—stands at a crossroads today. Dialogue snapshot report.
Rayna Sabah Bakr evaluates the current post-pandemic recovery plans in Iraq. She notes what is being prioritized and what should be prioritized. She then continues with thoughts on how to address gender inequality in Iraq's economic ecosystem.
Khalid Abu-Ismail details his research on economic inequality in the MENA region. How do we move forward in reducing those inequalities? Abu-Ismail is a senior economic affairs officer at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
In this follow-up video to the Center's Post-Pandemic Inclusive Economic Recovery in MENA workshop, participant Nader Kabbani comments on what MENA region governments have learned from the COVID crisis and whether those governments have improved their policies since the pandemic. Following those thoughts, he elaborates on the need for more regional and sub-regional economic cooperation.