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Journal Article - Middle East Institute

Sovereign Wealth Funds in Small Open Economies

| Apr. 24, 2018

The small open economies of the Gulf and Southeast Asia are pioneers in the establishment of

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs). The SWFs of countries like Qatar and Singapore are among the

world’s largest in terms of total asset size relative to Gross Domestic Product. This article looks

at the different compulsions behind the setting up of SWFs by small open economies.


A pro-Syrian regime protester waves a national flag as he stands in front of huge portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a protest against the Arabs and European sanctions, in Damascus, Syria, on Friday Dec. 2, 2011.

Muzaffar Salman - AP Photo

Analysis & Opinions - Bloomberg Opinion

Sanctions Alone Won’t Topple Syria’s Assad

| February 22, 2012

On Feb. 24, the U.S., European nations, members of the Arab League and other sympathetic countries making up the newly established “Friends of Syria” group will gather in Tunisia for an emergency meeting on how to stem the bloodshed in Syria. Their deliberations are almost certain to involve calls for more crippling sanctions to bring about regime change and debates over providing military support to the fractured opposition groups inside the country.