Strategic spending has long helped the Algerian government placate its citizens and maintain fragile stability. But deteriorating finances could jeopardize that approach.
As a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa seek to meet their growing energy needs, they are forced to weigh the highly contested costs and benefits of nuclear power.
The relationship between oil prices, investment and future supply is not so straightforward, and international organizations warn of a major price spike in the future.
The Egyptian president’s central role in economic policy making is unlikely to deliver on the intended goals and could exacerbate existing problems—or generate new ones.
While privatizing Saudi Aramco makes considerable sense over the long run, it is unlikely that a large-scale IPO will happen, either now or in the next several years.
The Syrian government has had a dual approach to its wartime economy, intervening when necessary but often adopting a laissez-faire stance towards traders.
The Egyptian economy continues to stagnate due to a lack of long-term planning and domestic instability.
The group hasn't only recruited suicide bombers, it has also drawn technicians and engineers to manage oil fields under its control.
A multipronged approach is needed stop ISIS from profiting from the oil fields under its control.
Almost five years after the outbreak of the Arab Spring, countries across North Africa are experiencing different phases of political change.