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Zaid M. Belbagi

Zaid M. Belbagi is a political commentator, and an adviser to private clients between London and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Twitter: @Moulay_Zaid

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Morocco’s language lesson to boost prosperity

Of the many indicators used to measure a country’s prospects for development, perhaps the most overlooked is that of language. Across the world, governments looking to secure competitive advantages are facing critical decisions about linguistic policies.

January 15, 2022

How Turkey can overcome its economic challenges

The Turks love tea, with each one consuming an average of 1,300 cups per year. The associated transactions, though small, are sufficiently numerous that they play their part in keeping the economy ticking over. Unfortunately, inflation has become almost as identifiable with Turkey as tea.

January 02, 2022

Strength in unity is the way forward for the GCC

An organization that is entering its fifth decade has, much like a person, a lot of experience to work from but also a great deal to plan for.

December 18, 2021

Boris on the brink (again)

After a succession of public relations debacles in recent weeks, Boris Johnson’s government in the UK now faces a rebellion in the House of Commons over proposed new COVID restrictions.

December 13, 2021