The famous quote “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” attributed to Benjamin Disraeli and Mark Twain among others may not sound true now as it used to in the past; statistics, as a science, has advanced a lot since then. Thus, it may be beneficial to take seriously some predictions made based on surveys conducted by respectable organizations.
Among such surveys is one presented as a report at the ‘Arab Strategy Forum’ in Dubai on December 15th 2015 by Dr Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine under the title ‘State of the World 2016′. The ‘report’ …read more
Source: ASHARQ AL-AWSAT