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Kenaneya Farms: Connecting Community to the Source

Run by a young, second-generation farmer, Kenaneya Farm is located in Abdali, in northern Kuwait.

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Competing Megaprojects in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

During the March 25 Kuwait Investment Forum, Kuwaiti government officials reaffirmed the country’s commitment to develop the Silk City (Madinat al-Harir) megaproject and establish an integrated economic zone on five uninhabited Kuwaiti islands.

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Saudi Young Professionals in Silicon Valley

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has shown an admiration for the entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, and visited the area in 2016, meeting with Saudi professionals.

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The Looming E-Battle in the Gulf

Discussions between Amazon Web Services and Saudi Arabia to establish a direct presence in the country forecast a broader commercial struggle for control over the e-commerce market in Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

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Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Arab Women in Technology

Globally, computer science and information technology majors in universities are dominated by men. However, in the Middle East, 40 percent of university students specializing in computer science and IT are women.

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Ghaliah Tech: Running the Influencer Economy in the Gulf

Social media influencers pervade the Gulf. They grace billboards on Kuwait’s Gulf Road, stream on millions of people’s Snapchat and Instagram stories, and kickoff corporate events and social campaigns.

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Nostalgia for the Past: Saudis Lead Revival in Board Games

In an age when the virtual world is becoming increasingly dominant, a culture of board games and nonvirtual games is flourishing in Saudi Arabia.

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The Lure of Technology in the Gulf

Gulf states are turning to technology as a placement for outward investment and as a source of generating jobs and economic growth in domestic markets.

The Virtual Gulf Empowers Young Voices

The emergence of social media marked a turning point in Gulf public engagement.

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