The economy of Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is considered among the weakest economies in the world. It represent only about 4% of the total world economy and most of it is oil-based returns. Moreover, the MENA region share in world exports of goods and services is only 5% and 80% of it … More The Future of Saudi Economy
Is Islam the solution of the political, social, and economic problems that the MENA region is facing today? In the MENA region, there are many political and religious activists thinkers believe that the answer of this question is YES. They believe that the political, social, and economic struggles that the region is facing today are as … More Is Islam the Solution?
The year 2010 is unforgettable year in the history of the MENA region. The end of 2010 was the starting point of massive social movements that took places in almost the whole MENA countries (the Arab Spring). Millions of people took the streets and started protesting against their governments. However, the size and age of … More Solidarism and its Enemies in Saudi Arabia
As a result of the long-term conflicts and instabilities in the Middle Eastern and North African region (MENA), military became the primary interest of the MENA states. In this region, spending on defense and security has dramatically increased to be one of the highest regions in term of military spending . In 2014, the MENA … More The Military Sector in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is a “rentier” state that heavily relies on its oil rents. In fact, oil is the backbone of the Saudi economy since it represents more than 90% of its budget revenues and 95% of its total exporting income. It has the second largest oil revenue in the world, which represents about 20% of … More The Effects of Oil on Development and the Rise of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is one of the countries that face many challenges related to water and food security. As it is known, Saudi Arabia geographically is made up of mostly desert. Therefore, it cannot grow its crops since it has a huge water scarcity. However, the situation of Saudi Arabia is much better than other MENA … More Water and Food Security in Saudi Arabia
Health and education are two of the most important indicators of the well-being of countries. Therefore, it is noticeable seen that the successful countries are pay close attention to these two fields. The countries that have high levels of education and health are more likely to have high economies and higher standard of living. As … More Health and Education in Saudi Arabia