Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy is a monthly publication which provides readers with economic analysis of the Middle East, its key players, and events affecting its marketplaces and societies. Iqtisadi is published once a month in both English and Hebrew. It is edited by Dr. Paul Rivlin and Dr. Brandon Friedman.
Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy
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Dr. Paul Rivlin explains the effects of falling oil prices on the political bargain between the GCC states and their citizens.
Dr. Paul Rivlin explains Egypt's economic challenges, examining the factors that have led to slow growth and high inflation.
Senior MDC Researcher Dr. Paul Rivlin explains why a majority of UK voters shocked the world and chose to leave the European Union.
MDC Senior Research Fellow Paul Rivlin and MDC Intern Andrea Helfant show how the recent decline in Saudi oil revenue – from $330 billion in 2012 to a forecast $115-130 billion in 2016 – has led to radical policy changes and assess the prospects for their implementation.
Eliyahu Kamisher, the Steinhardt-Israel Institute Research Assistant and Intern, examines the multiple challenges facing the Lebanese state since 2011 through the lens of Beirut's conspicuous mountains of trash.
In this issue of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, MDC Senior Researcher Dr. Paul Rivlin examines the demographic, economic, and political implications of the war in Syria for Europe and Turkey.
Senior Researcher Dr. Paul Rivlin explains the challenges facing Saudi Arabia in light of low oil prices and its regional rivalry with Iran.
MDC Steinhardt-Israel Institute Intern and Research Assistant Eliyahu Kamisher explains how the Kurdish quasi-state managed to sidestep Baghdad and construct an independent oil industry.
Doctoral Candidate Moran Levanoni analyzes the phenomenon of Captagon - a potent stimulant - among the belligerents in the ongoing Syrian Civil War.
Senior Researcher Dr. Paul Rivlin analyzes the impact of falling oil prices on the political economy of the region, and specifically on Saudi Arabia.