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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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Bread crisis threatens Saied’s constitutional ambitions

It was not meant to be this way for Tunisian President Kais Saied. Last July, he sacked the government and suspended parliament. He hoped his high-handedness would unclog a mixed parliamentary-presidential system often dogged by deadlock and nepotism.

June 21, 2022

Trust key to resuming global grain exports from Ukraine

The Black Sea is central to global food security. The region is responsible for the overwhelming majority of the production and export of cereals and cooking oils.

June 14, 2022

Macron’s confederation for democracy

French President Emmanuel Macron quoted post-war statesman Robert Schuman as he addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week: “Peace can only be safeguarded through creative efforts that reflect the threats to us.”

May 15, 2022