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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Saudi Arabia's Plans for Change: Are they feasible?

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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.

The Political Economy of Lebanon's Garbage Crisis

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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.

Saudi Arabia's Multiple Crises

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Senior Researcher Dr. Paul Rivlin explains the challenges facing Saudi Arabia in light of low oil prices and its regional rivalry with Iran.

Captagon and Syria's Drug Economy

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Moran Levanoni analyzes the phenomenon of Captagon - a potent stimulant - among the belligerents in the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

Climate Change Has Happened: The Middle East's Climate Crisis

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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.

The Good News from Egypt – and the Bad

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In this edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, Dr. Paul Rivlin argues that there is both good news and bad news with regards to the current economic situation of Egypt.