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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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Revitalized Maghreb union would benefit all member states

Developments in the Maghreb last month have once again drawn attention to the Arab Maghreb Union, the ambitious plan to unite the western region of the Arab world.

May 02, 2024

Climate change has the region both in drought and flooded

The opposite ends of the Arab world are experiencing two extreme weather conditions simultaneously: while the UAE and Oman in the east recover from last week’s unprecedented rain and flash floods, Morocco in the west is experiencing its sixth continuous year of drought.

April 24, 2024

Space is the latest pillar of the emerging Saudi knowledge economy

Saudi Arabia is undergoing a massive economic overhaul and the domestic space industry has emerged as a particularly promising sector for innovation and investment.

March 29, 2024

France seeks to rekindle an old flame

There has been in recent years a rift in the longstanding and complex relationship between France and Morocco. There have been signs however that the two countries are working toward a reset.

February 27, 2024