Oil, Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula

May 20, 2020

Cities for people or people for cities?

An unlikely marriage between city planning and gene modification is reinventing the future city. It’s also pushing the technological edge of gene modification as a tool for good – potentially as a natural outgrowth of the legacy o...

April 2, 2020

As one of the most conservative countries on earth takes on the 21st century, a pair of government-initiated new cities are among its most groundbreaking and ambitious investments. With different histories and emerging trajectories, KAEC and NEOM are blazing the trail...

February 20, 2020

As we've explored potential locations for the next great new global city, a million-to-one longshot is rising to the surface as a candidate for value-based future investment. Having gone through one of the most turbulent decades in the history of the world politically...

October 10, 2019

Originally published on New Geography

For years, the Federal Government has been approving general budget stopgaps to fund highway construction across the country. Slowly, they’ve also come around to acknowledging the obvious: That despite their efforts, the Federal Hig...

July 24, 2019

Saudi Arabia is democratizing. In 2019 for the first time ever women are driving, the cinemas are open, and young people are mixing in the streets and in restaurants. The Kingdom is investing like never before in broadening its economy and establishing a private sector...

June 28, 2019

Originally published in 2016 on RealClearPolicy

Why is Saudi Arabia suddenly the pit stop of choice for an impressive laundry list of major companies? How is it positioned among the growing number of Middle-Eastern industrial free zones? And should Rust Belt cities like...

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