Kristine McNally

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The slow and uncertain pace of Saudi-Syrian rapprochement

On May 26, Syrian Minister of Tourism Mohammed Rami Martini has become the first Syrian government official to visit Saudi Arabia since the civil war began in 2011. Martini’s Journey speculation fueled on a normalization between Riyadh and Damascus, as it coincided with a series of positive developments in Syrian-Saudi …

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Investing for the future: the Chinese financing of Zanu …

The Chinese have penetrated almost every economic sector in Zimbabwe, including mining, energy, real estate, transport, tourism, agriculture, telecommunications and the media. There are more than 80 Chinese state-owned enterprises operating in Zimbabwe, and China amassed a total of $ 10.45 billion in investments and contracts in the country between …

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