MDC Research and Analysis

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Zero-Sum versus Win-Win in the Middle East

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In our latest issue of Iqtisadi: The Middle East Economy, Paul Rivlin analyses the economic effects of having a zero-sum versus a win-win approach to problems. Increased bilateral trade since the Abraham Accords offer an example of a win-win scenario while the current Lebanese crisis shows how difficult it can be to escape a zero-sum game.

What happened to the Turkish Lira?

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In our latest issue of Turkeyscope, Dr. Guven Sak delves into the core reasons for Turkey's current currency and economic crisis along with an explanation for the political reforms needed to stabilize the Turkish markets.

A Saudi-Pakistani Reset: Business as Usual?

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In the latest edition of Tel Aviv Notes, Joshua Albin Cheyaden examines the Saudi-Pakistani relationship, and the context for their recent diplomatic "reset."

The illusion of low Mideast morbidity

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Eyal Zisser, the Vice Rector of TAU and former director of MDC, has published an article in "Israel Hayom", discussing the low COVID-19 morbidity in the Middle East.

No Boundaries – The Syrian-Lebanese Drug Economy

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In this issue of Iqtisadi, Dr. Moran Levanoni analyzes how the Syrian-Lebanese border area has become one of the most important centers for the production of illegal drugs in the Middle East. Hezbollah's key role in the Middle East drug trade is contextualized within its global empire that includes parts of South America, Africa, and Eurasia.

Turkey's Nuclear Future

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In our latest issue of Turkeyscope Dr. Assa Ophir discusses the implications of Turkish efforts to potentially become a state with an independent nuclear program.