MDC Research and Analysis

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Egypt and the Coronavirus:A Fragile Stability

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Michael Barak’s essay outlines the Sisi government’s late start in its effort to curb the crisis and control the media narrative. This article is part of "The Coronavirus in the Middle East: State and Society in a Time of Crisis".

Turkey’s Struggle with the Coronavirus

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Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak’s essay on the Corona pandemic in Turkey show how the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government in Turkey has attempted to exploit the crisis to shore-up its domestic political support. This article is part of "The Coronavirus in the Middle East: State and Society in a Time of Crisis".

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.

The Coronavirus in Lebanon: A Crisis?

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Joel D. Parker's essay on Lebanon discusses how the pandemic erupted against the background of a growing economic crisis. This article is part of "The Coronavirus in the Middle East: State and Society in a Time of Crisis".

Iran and the Coronavirus: From Denial to National Mobilization

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Iran was slow to respond to the Corona crisis. Liora Hendelman-Baavur’s essay traces the evolution of the Islamic Republic’s mobilization, identifying how its reaction has been consistent with a historic pattern of crisis-response. This article is part of "The Coronavirus in the Middle East: State and Society in a Time of Crisis".

Arab Society in Israel and the Coronavirus Crisis

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Arik Rudnitzky’s essay on Arab Society in Israel also points out surprising levels of coordination across the Israeli-Palestinian sphere. This article is part of "The Coronavirus in the Middle East: State and Society in a Time of Crisis".