Middle East

Women Can Move the Middle East Beyond Oil

Tech-driven growth requires greater freedom and tolerance.

The missing half.

Photographer: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Throughout the Middle East, the plunge in oil prices is creating economic shock waves. And with international sanctions on Iran being lifted, Gulf stock markets are not convinced that the economic situation will improve anytime soon. The Middle East must start to contemplate life beyond oil; and that will require an economic model which, as in the West, depends on technologically-driven economic growth.

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