MDC Research and Analysis

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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.

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".

The Palestinians and the Coronavirus: Between Cooperation and Escalation

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Michael Milshtein points out surprising levels of coordination and across the Israeli-Palestinian sphere, identifying an often overlooked capacity for cooperation that exists despite the persistent atmosphere of tension and conflict. This article is part of "The Coronavirus in the Middle East: State and Society in a Time of Crisis".

We Have No Role But to Bear Witness

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In this latest edition of Tel Aviv Notes, Itamar Rabinovich examines the role of Syria's cultural and artistic community in the ongoing Syrian crisis.