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.
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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".
Nir Boms and Shayan Arya co-published an article in the "Fikra Forum" of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The article examines Iran's mishandling of the Corona Crisis and its repercussions regarding the Iranian regime.
Ofra Bengio has published an article in "BESA Center Perspectives", which analyzes the recent uprising in Iraq.
In our latest issue of Iqtisadi, Paul Rivlin discusses the effects of sanctions on the Iranian economy, and on its currency and governmental institutions, in particular.
Paul Rivlin examines the economic effects of the recent drone strikes carried out in Saudi Arabia by Iranian proxies.
Raz Zimmt investigates the discourse surrounding the phenomenon of young Iranian women who announce that they are betrothed to Iranian soldiers killed in the Iran-Iraq war, or in Iran’s more recent military campaigns in Syria and Iraq.
This article by Raz Zimmt reviews the public discourse on Iranian social networks concerning the second round of sanctions led by the United States against the Islamic Republic.