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The Gulf’s sovereign wealth fund cities

If there is one thing casual observers know about the cities of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, it is that they are changing and growing very quickly. The Gulf monarchies have overseen one of the most rapid and dynamic urban…

A golden age of democracy

Let me state a bold claim:  This is a golden age of democracy. That runs counter to the conventional wisdom of the last four years that there is a rising tide of authoritarianism sweeping across the globe, and especially the United States.…