Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy

Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy

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. Joel Parker.

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Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria: sinking together?

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In this issue of Iqtisadi Paul Rivlin analyses the underlying factors in the economic problems facing Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, and highlights losses in personal income among the populations in these countries that have added fuel to social protests in recent months.

Coronavirus, Oil and the Middle East

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In this issue of Iqtisadi, Paul Rivlin analyzes several of the key economic effects on the Middle East and North Africa caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden drop in oil prices.

Sudan’s Predicament and the Israeli Connection

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In this issue of Iqtisadi, Paul Rivlin delves into the structural factors that led to protests and the overthrow of Sudan's longtime dictator, Omar al-Bashir, in 2019. This background along with more recent developments, explains why some of the leadership in Sudan today believe engagement with Israel makes good economic sense.

Turkey, Libya and the Mediterranean Carve Up

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In the latest issue of Iqtisadi, Paul Rivlin discusses the latest developments in energy exploration in the Mediterranean, focusing on the conflict in Libya and recent deals involving Turkey and other key players.

The Iranian Empire Cracks, at Home and Abroad

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In our latest issue of Iqtisadi, Paul Rivlin discusses the effects of sanctions on the Iranian economy, and on its currency and governmental institutions, in particular.

The Politics of Lebanon’s Economic Collapse

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In the current issue of Iqtisadi, Paul Rivlin discusses the economic conditions that led to the current protest movement in Lebanon, focusing on the origins and impact of the banking crisis and how it relates to the political system.

Iran attacks Saudi Arabia

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Paul Rivlin examines the economic effects of the recent drone strikes carried out in Saudi Arabia by Iranian proxies.