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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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.
In this edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, Dr. Paul Rivlin analyzes how climate change is no longer just a theoretical issue for those concerned with the future of the environment. It has, in fact, become an issue of major and immediate strategic significance in the Middle East.
In this edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, Dr. Paul Rivlin analyzes the current economic situation of Egypt.
Hosni Mubarak's legacy is generally considered to be one of economic growth, inequality in the distribution of income, political repression, and corruption. This description, although accurate, is too simple. Moshe Efrat reviews a number of significant social policy initiatives included in his legacy.