Author: Nassir Djafari

Saudi women in a book cafe in Jeddah (photo: Getty Images/A. Hilabi)

Saudi Arabia′s labour market

Loosing the chains

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, King Salman and Mohammed bin Salman (right) launch the Vision 2030 reform project in April 2016 (photo: Reuters)

Gulf States

Saudi economic policy: How much reform?

Unemployed Tunisians demonstrating about the lack of job opportunities in their country in front of a government ministry in Tunisia (photo: dpa/picture-alliance/Mohamed Messara)

The Maghreb

A regional time bomb

The sun sets behind the minarets of the Suleima Mosque in Istanbul (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R. Witschel)

Turkey′s EU accession negotiations

The big freeze

Oilfield in Syria′s Kurdish Derik (photo: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images)

Oil and development in the Middle East

A two-edged sword