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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 113135–154 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113007
Published: 03 September 2018
... investment links as the UK is considered one of the primary destinations for UAE foreign investments through its sovereign wealth funds or private investors. It also examines defense cooperation between the two countries with the UAE being an important customer for the UK’s defense industry. The paper...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13227–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.2.27
Published: 16 June 2020
... imbalances. Several indicators show this, beyond the glaring contrasts between cities and countryside. National production remains concentrated around the major economic poles. Nearly 40% of the national wealth is concentrated in 1% of the territory, including rural areas. More seriously, 77% of the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13169–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.69
Published: 01 March 2020
...Salim Hamidani The colonial period in Algeria was a time of suffering and struggle for Algerians who fought to win back their freedom and defend their values against French attempts to subjugate them. It was also a struggle to end foreign control over the country’s wealth and resources. National...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13146–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.46
Published: 01 March 2020
...-cut guidelines and rules for interacting with society ( United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2015 , 5–6). The state-building approach underlines the centrality of establishing effective institutions to perform sovereign functions and execute public policies. 1 Both countries and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 113169–174 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113010
Published: 03 September 2018
... the Kingdom is to implement and prepare for a future that is less dependent on oil revenue over the next decade and a half. Under such a program, the reforms include creating one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, privatizing the state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco, cutting energy...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 11463–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.114004
Published: 04 December 2018
... passing laws that allow financial ventures. 3. Refrain from investing totally in a single area. 1. Avoid debt as much as possible. 2. Take precautions in the investment of sovereign funds. 3. Protect the Gulf securities markets. 1. Avoid privatization. 2. Avoid attracting...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 113113–134 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113006
Published: 03 September 2018
... promoted its political stability, economic wealth, and prosperity. With a massive resource wealth and a tiny population, it is one of the richest countries in the world ( Ulrichsen 2014 , 1–6). GDP per capita is US$65,160 in Qatar ( International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2017 ). Its extreme wealth provided...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-2307–318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000019
Published: 01 March 2018
... launched in 1990, and it has been characterized by the millennium development goals agenda (2000–2015), the global wealth model (2012), and the sustainable development goals (2016–2030) as well as by the opening up of the dynamics of sovereign wealth funds as an international financial mechanism. This...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 104522–536 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1399640
Published: 01 October 2017
... Competitiveness Yearbook ranks the UAE 1st regionally and 12th globally amongst 61 countries reviewed for their capability to manage their resources for long-term value creation (UAE Government 2015). A major driver of the UAE s long-term value creation is its sovereign wealth fund managed by the Abu Dhabi...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 104596–622 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1403753
Published: 01 October 2017
... the Pacific , focusing on its vision of maintaining peace and stability in the region through dialogue and cooperation.19 However, this White Paper reaffirmed China s sovereign rights in the South China Sea and the islands occupied by Japan in the East China Sea, expressing its strong opposition to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 104577–595 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1402481
Published: 01 October 2017
... principles, or appreciative that China s foreign policy is reluctant to interfere in the internal affairs of other sovereign states,21 The China Arab multi-domain dialogue,22 par- ticularly since 2011, has demonstrated the validity of the hypothesis that there is a deep interdependence between the economic...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94523–535 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1241531
Published: 01 October 2016
... study conducted by Adam Przeworski and associates (for the 1950 90 period) found a direct and fixed cor- relation between average individual income in the country with democratic governance and the possibility for the death of democracy in some particular year. The more the wealth of the country...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 92252–281 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1157985
Published: 01 April 2016
... Sheikh Zayd and Sheikh Rashid understood to a significantly greater degree and were much more sympathetic to the matter of social justice and the equitable distribution of wealth within each Emirate, even if they differed in their respective means of imple- menting it (al-Yousef 2013). Thus, the role of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 83351–362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1052226
Published: 01 July 2015
... the gap in the distribution of wealth in the WBG, and made inequality more conspicuous. Inequality became clear in the different rates of poverty and unemployment between regions, cities, villages and camps, as well as in gender and education. A sizeable urban middle class emerged that is largely...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 74622–634 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.953867
Published: 01 October 2014
... Minya a year ago (Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, 22 June 2014). . Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi announced he would donate 50% of his wealth, including his salary, property and inheritance, to assist Egypt in its econ- omic challenges . Al-Sisi urged his fellow Egyptians to offer real sacrifices...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 73421–436 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.934532
Published: 01 July 2014
... be remembered that Arabs in the past have not produced wealth as their Western counterparts but instead have produced knowledge and transferred it to the rest of the world. This is a call for a resumption of that role. Arabs need to invest a significant portion of their gross domestic product in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 73363–379 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.933504
Published: 01 July 2014
... institutional mechanisms and policies to guide govern- ments in implementing and enforcing agreements. These include the lack of governing bodies that can take the lead with the sovereign member states; lack of institutions and mechanisms for conflict resolution; and lack of redistribution policies to balance...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 73380–397 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.932110
Published: 01 July 2014
... fairer way of distributing power, wealth and development among various centres and the regions, became a new tribal system by granting the tribes a consti- tutional and legal status, instead of the old traditional conventional status. In doing so, they sowed the seeds of dismemberment within Sudan s...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 64567–581 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.837337
Published: 01 October 2013
... infrastructure projects that preceded the 572 Y. K. Al-Yousef development process, which have not yet been actualized, require large sums to main- tain (Koren and Tenreyro 2012, 190 191, fig. 9. 1). Sovereign wealth funds Although, on the one hand, sovereign wealth funds are among the mechanisms that help...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 64552–566 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.850772
Published: 01 October 2013
... assets known as sovereign wealth funds (SWF). Although Kuwait had established its own SWF in 1953, even before achieving independence, the attention of other GCCmembers only turned to the potential of the SWFs in the wake of the second regional oil boom. By mid-2009, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA...