The West and the Rest in a multipolar world

When Nassim Taleb, the ex-trader turned philosopher, used the metaphor of the Black swan in his eponymous essay published in 2007, to describe events whose probability of occurrence was so ridiculous by conventional theories that they  were almost entirely ruled out by economists and financial markets, he could have barely anticipated the success of this metaphor as it came … Lire la suite

Les causes économiques du printemps arabe

Ce texte a été initialement publié dans la revue Sociétal à l’été 2011. Il reprenait les idées avancées dans le cadre d’une conférence à l’Université Paris II Assas sur le Printemps arabe. Révolutions arabes : le poids de l’économie On ne saurait réduire aux seuls facteurs économiques et sociaux les causes des révoltes et des révolutions qui … Lire la suite

The second French Arab Banking Dialogue : Paris, October 19, 2012

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION The 2nd French-Arab Banking Dialogue is a platform for representatives of the public and private sectors, as well as leading bankers, to meet and discuss issues of utmost concern to the French-Arab partnerships amidst the global developments. The Forum, through its plenary panel discussions, will focus on shaping some ideas, amidst … Lire la suite