Corona Crisis

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Iran’s Battered Economy

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In this issue of Iqtisadi: The Middle East Economy, Paul Rivlin analyses the Iranian economy in 2020 in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and economic sanctions.

Sunni Jihadists and the Coronavirus: Staying the Course

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Adam Hoffman’s essay on the Sunni jihadists in the region examines divergent approaches to navigating the crisis among the leading jihadi organizations. This article is part of "The Coronavirus in the Middle East: State and Society in a Time of Crisis".

The Coronavirus in Syria

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In the latest edition of Tel Aviv Notes, Ido Yahel examines the emergence of the coronavirus in Syria and its implications for the war-torn country and the region.

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".