MDC Research and Analysis
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Senior Research Fellow Paul Rivlin explains how an extremely inefficient economy, widespread poverty, and demographic growth have led to inflation in the aftermath of the devaluation of the Egyptian pound, this time by 32.5 percent against the US dollar.
Ambassador Haim Koren's article deals with the development of Sudan's foreign policy in light of domestic challenges.
In his March 2017 "Mideast Monitor" column for the Jerusalem Post, Senior Research Fellow Prof. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman argues that "North Africa remains a region in flux suffering from the same problems that led to the Arab Spring in the first place."
Senior Research Fellow Prof. Asher Susser explains that while the Arabs remain the largest ethnic group in the region, the non-Arab states have become its key political players. The non-Arab states, Iran and Turkey and to a lesser degree Israel, have filled the void left by Arab weakness.
Ceng Sagnic discusses the Russo-Turkish rapprochement with a focus on the Syrian war and the shifting Turkish policy concerning that country.
Dr. Gallia Lindenstrauss analyzes the short and long-term future of reciprocal Israeli-Turkish tourism in the era of normalized relations between the two governments.
Itamar Radai explains how the violent confrontation that took place in January between the Israeli police and residents of the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran underscore the huge gaps separating the political leadership of the Arab minority in Israel and the Israeli political establishment.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examines the tumultuous discourse surrounding the Turkish referendum on consolidation of Erdoğan’s political authority.
Raz Zimmt discusses Iranians’ responses to a letter in which Iranian exiles urge US President Trump to adopt an aggressive policy towards Iran.