Commentary

  • Realizing the potential of AI localism 

    Every new technology rides a wave from hype to dismay. But even by the usual standards, artificial intelligence has had a turbulent run.

  • Trump’s transactional myopia 

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s attacks on unfair Chinese trade and technology policies may have been justified, but his tactics have damaged the alliances and...

  • What the ECB’s strategy review must do 

    With her recent announcement of the European Central Bank’s long-overdue strategy review, new ECB President Christine Lagarde has generated high expectations.

  • The power of AI in emerging markets 

    Artificial intelligence is permeating almost every aspect of life in advanced economies. From governments to businesses to individuals, AI’s reach is...

  • Let’s be very clear: Although Lebanon’s new government will undoubtedly secure a rubber stamp vote of confidence in Parliament in the next couple of days, it...

    In the past few months, Lebanese people have watched with alarm as their already-poor purchasing power saw a massive decline, and many have tried to shrug off...

  • Iran is now one the epicenters of the novel coronavirus outbreak outside of China: officials have reported 61 confirmed cases of the virus, resulting in at...

    Will the next recession be worse than you think? With the major central banks having little space for further interest-rate cuts, might the next cyclical...