Tag Archives: Middle East

Iran Protests: The “Military Economy” Dimension

A big share of Iran’s economy is owned by the business wings of the armed forces.

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Iran Protests: Frustrating Budget Changes

Cuts and hikes in all the wrong places?

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Iran Protests: The Oil and Gas Dimension

Iranians have long taken national pride in their natural resource wealth. But ordinary people aren’t seeing the benefits.

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Iran Protests: The Inflation Dimension

Once again, sharply rising food prices contribute to turmoil.

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Is Peace in Yemen Possible?

Even though the wars in Syria and Iraq are dying down, Saudi Arabia will have to learn to share the Middle East with Iran.

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Transition in the Middle East: Transition to What?

In the Middle East and North Africa, the transition toward equitable economic development and transparent and accountable rule of law will take a very long time.

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Turkey: Europe Out, Middle East In

As the primary source of tourists visiting Turkey shifts from Europe to the Middle East, a 150 year-long era comes to a close.

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Annulling the Iran Deal: A Dangerous Strategic Mistake

Trump rendering the Iran deal null and void will irreparably undermine America’s global, moral and political leadership.

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The Saudi Paper Tiger

Far from dominant, Saudi Arabia’s future in the Middle East is that of a second fiddle state.

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Turkey Cozying Up to Russia and Iran

What does history teach us about the real prospects of closer Turkish relations with Russia and Iran?

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