The Role of Oman’s Diasporic Business Networks in Circumventing the Qatar Blockade

    A SHY AND MATURE STATE IN THE GCC Of all the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, the Sultanate of Oman has remained by far the least visible in the international domain. Despite shared economic and political features, including an oil-based economy and monarchic rule, Oman has shied away from the infrastructural, political, … Continue reading The Role of Oman’s Diasporic Business Networks in Circumventing the Qatar Blockade

Migrant Micro Entrepreneurship: Business Ingenuity trumps Risks

I am enamored by migrants who are micro-entrepreneurs, who have their feet on the ground, understand the dynamics of the local market better than any macro economist. The dissecting of the contraction of the market in the light of the low oil prices, although the prices are high enough Hallelujah, is stunning as these guys … Continue reading Migrant Micro Entrepreneurship: Business Ingenuity trumps Risks

Decoding Regionalism in East of Asia: Sino-Centric Order to Indo-Pacific

Can East Asian nations help develop an Indo-Pacific security architecture? Contesting International Society in East Asia, edited by Barry Buzan and Yongjin Zhang, provides an account of how remnants of colonial thought and the distinct civilizational inheritances of East Asian countries have influenced their way of life and social institutions. Their ability to forge an … Continue reading Decoding Regionalism in East of Asia: Sino-Centric Order to Indo-Pacific