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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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.
In this issue of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, Yitzhak Gal analyzes the possibility of the reconstruction of Gaza in light of the current Palestinian economic difficulties.
In this edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, Dr. Paul Rivlin analyzes the fact that, despite the deep unrest and instability in the region, oil prices are nevertheless forecast to remain steady.
In this edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, Dr. Paul Rivlin examines the interface between economic issues and politics in today's Turkey.
In this edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, Dr. Paul Rivlin discusses how the conflict in Libya is having effects in Europe as well as in North Africa and the Middle East. Thousands have been killed and tens of thousands have been made homeless. The flow of migrants from and through Libya to Europe has increased and the flow of weapons to Egypt has contributed to an upsurge in terror attacks there.
In this edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, Dr. Paul Rivlin analyzes the unwillingness of Middle East area specialists to use social science to explain some of the inadequacies of contemporary studies of the region.
In this edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, Dr. Paul Rivlin discusses how for many years there has been debate about the causes of the political and economic problems of the Arab Middle East. For some, the main reason for the problems of the region is the legacy of Western imperialism and the role of the West today.This view has received support in the West, notably from the late Edward Said, whose influence in academia was huge. There have been other voices, inside and outside of the region, suggesting that endogenous (internal) factors are also significant. This edition of Iqtisadi will examine some of these controversies.
In this edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, Dr. Paul Rivlin analyzes the humanitarian crisis gripping Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has documented the death of 76,000 persons in 2014 and another 30,000 unconfirmed deaths. Both SOHR and the UN have confirmed that at least 200,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in the spring of 2011. In 2014, the number of confirmed deaths was equal to 0.3 percent of the population: in the US, the equivalent number would have been over one million!