Economy and trade

Will Suez Canal feel impact of UAE-Israel normalization?

The potential economic agreements between the United Arab Emirates and Israel may reduce traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal.

Hani Sameer | Economy and trade | sept. 28, 2020
al-monitor This picture shows the Liberia-flagged container ship RDO Concord sailing through the Suez Canal in the canal's central hub city of Ismailia on the 150th anniversary of the canal's inauguration, Egypt, Nov. 17, 2019. Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images.

Kenya taxes Egyptian imports raising specter of African trade war

Kenya has decided to impose taxes on the imports coming from Egypt, following its unilateral retreat from the COMESA agreement.

Mohamed Saied | Economy and trade | sept. 24, 2020

Israel’s Gulf diplomacy and its discontents

As Israel and its new regional partners begin trade talks, Palestinians, Israeli Arabs and the Israeli left are on the sidelines.

Week in Review | Israeli-Gulf relations | sept. 18, 2020

COVID-19 and the marginalization of Iranian women

COVID-19 has adversely impacted many segments of society across the globe, including Iranian women. Some fear the damage will be permanent.

Ali Dadpay | Women’s rights | sept. 14, 2020

Egypt sends signal to Turkey by deepening ties with Jordan, Iraq

Amid accelerated regional threats and economic repercussions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a tripartite summit was held between the leaders of Egypt, Jordan and Iraq Aug. 25 to develop a security, diplomatic and economic bloc.

Mohamed Saied | Economy and trade | sept. 5, 2020