Delta Air Lines Inc. is heralding a new agreement between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates that it believes is the final blow in a fight to end what it sees as unfair competition from Middle Eastern carriers. The U.S. State Department last week announced an “understanding” reached May 11 with the UAE that requires Read more
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Much has been made of Atlanta’s rise as a hub for technology, logistics and cybersecurity, but there’s an equally important sector for which the city already boasts all the ingredients to become a global leader. All it needs is the same kind of promotional momentum and industry swagger that have helped spur names such as “Transaction Read more
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has honored Qatar Airways as its cargo airline of the year. The recognition of the Middle Eastern carrier was announced as the airport doled out five separate honors at an awards luncheon March 20. The airport moved 685,000 metric tons of cargo in 2017, up 6 percent in a year when domestic Read more
When the Aga Khan’s private jet touched down in Atlanta, he must have had an inkling of the type of reception he would receive. The spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, a Shia sect with an estimated 15-20 million adherents worldwide, had visited the city a decade ago during his 50th anniversary year. In addition to his Read more
Turkey was once held up in the West as a model of how a predominately Muslim country could thrive as a secular democracy. With the consolidation of power by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in recent years, that illusions is gone. And that’s complicating the way the U.S. deals with its NATO ally at a tumultuous time Read more
Book: An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice Author: Khizr Khan Review by: Soumaya Khalifa, president, Khalifa Consulting and founder of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta In an age of polarization, this book gives readers a boost in patriotism and deep hope and belief in the American dream. The author, Khizr Khan and Read more
Book: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History Authors: Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger Review by: William De Baets, consul general of Belgium in the Southeast U.S. I discovered a rather unknown part of U.S. history when I picked up this book. As a European I was indeed taught about Read more
Atlanta-based Arby’s is planning to open 50 new restaurants in Egypt with a local franchisee, starting in 2018. The fast-food chain signed a development agreement with Vantage Egypt for Tourism Entertainment, the restaurant subsidiary of the Halawa dairy group, which already operates international concepts like Papa John’s pizza in the North African country.
Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post produced for Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. It’s only a year long, but Master’s of International Business students at Georgia State University could already see how the degree will influence their futures as they approached December graduation.
Editor’s note: This Q&A is sponsored by Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. Name: Mohammad Qais Nasimi City and country where you’re from: Kabul, Afghanistan Employer and title (if applicable): Independent Consultant Global Atlanta: What made this program right for you? Why did you choose the MIB instead of an MBA or another business Read more