Must Read

PrintPrint EmailEmail ShareShare CiteCite
Style:MLAAPAChicagoClose

loading...

Forbes: The Falafel Index: A Way To Assess Purchasing Power In The Middle East

Author: Adam Heffez
April 28, 2014

Share

"While the complexities of purchasing power cannot be wrapped up in a sandwich, the Falafel Index offers an insight into the underlying economic problems that confront a strategic region."

The Arab Spring brought into focus the economic underpinnings of instability in the Middle East. In a region where over one in four youth is unemployed, how well people can afford a basic meal is a primary consideration.

Full Text of Document

More on This Topic

Backgrounder

Combating Maritime Piracy

Authors: Christopher Alessi and Stephanie Hanson

A surge in pirate attacks off the Somali coast in recent years has prompted the deployment of an international coalition of navies. But...