Middle East Economy

 
  • Sada - Analysis
    After Battles Come Syria's Economic Choices
    Omar Dahi December 11, 2012 عربي

    The political opposition has failed to address the issue of Syria's economic reconstruction—a debate that will define the country's character and future.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Does Nuclear Deal With Iran Go Far Enough?
    Karim Sadjadpour November 25, 2013 NPR’s Morning Edition

    Under the new nuclear deal, the broad sanctions architecture remains. Iran’s oil industry is still under sanctions, and if indeed Iran wants to emerge from that isolation, it’s going to require some consistent nuclear compromise.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Egypt’s Economy Two Years After Mubarak
    Uri Dadush March 1, 2013 PBS NewsHour

    Two years since the outbreak of democratic revolutions in Egypt, the economic situation in the region remains precarious. Egypt's economy struggles to grapple with high levels of unemployment, decreasing reserves, a widening fiscal deficit, and costly, yet inefficient, subsidies.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Turkey, Syria, and the Iranian Rial
    Moisés Naím October 5, 2012 Diane Rehm Show

    Iran is facing a powerful cocktail of sanctions and bad economic policymaking by the Iranians themselves, resulting in shortages on basic staples and popular protests.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Talk of a ‘Red Line’ Stirs Fears Inside Iran
    Karim Sadjadpour September 27, 2012 PRI's The World

    The possibility of a military action targeting Iran, along with the current economic sanctions, are creating anxiety inside the country.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Yemen on the Edge
    Christopher Boucek June 11, 2011 CSPAN's Washington Journal

    As international attention remains focused on the protests calling for the removal of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country’s manifold economic problems threaten Yemen and the region.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Arab World Faces Unemployment Crisis
    Lahcen Achy February 25, 2014 Al-Hayat عربي

    The International Monetary Fund expects the average economic growth in the Arab countries to be lower than 4 percent in 2014, a modest figure that is not enough to reduce the high unemployment rates.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Why Western Business Eyeing Iran is a Good Thing
    Cornelius Adebahr February 14, 2014 CNN

    Rather than undermining nuclear negotiations, moves by Western businesses preparing to capitalize on a possible deal have the potential to spur pressure for change within Iran.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Sanctions Could Disrupt Negotiations With Iran
    Rachel Kleinfeld January 31, 2014 San Francisco Chronicle

    The new government of President Hassan Rouhani may not be moderate, but it is practical. It would like a nuclear weapon, but it wants economic relief more.

     
  • Other Publications
    Governance and Health in the Arab World
    Melani Cammett, Lina Khatib, Rajaie Batniji, Paul Wise, Amaney Jamal, Sanjay Basu, Jeffrey Sweet, Rita Giacaman January 20, 2014 Lancet

    Health service delivery is high on the agenda in the Arab world. The international community must focus on increasing government efficacy and improving accountability, which can both lead to reform that will in turn expand and protect opportunities, health, and well-being in the Arab world.

     
  • Book
    The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism
    Marwan Muasher January 17, 2014 Yale University Press video

    Only through the painstaking process of constructing an Arab world defined by pluralism and tolerance can the dream of freedom and opportunity for the region be realized.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Arab Countries In Need of Minimum Wage Reform
    Lahcen Achy January 14, 2014 Al-Hayat عربي

    There has been growing interest in the role that minimum wage plays in achieving social justice, through improving the living standards of low-income workers and reducing inequality in the distribution of income among various segments of society.

     
  • Paper
    Iraq’s Tangled Foreign Interests and Relations
    Paul Salem December 24, 2013 video

    A decade after Saddam Hussein’s fall, Iraq still lacks a centralized foreign policy. Until Baghdad resolves the issues polarizing the country, Iraqi foreign policy will remain disjointed and incoherent.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Does Nuclear Deal With Iran Go Far Enough?
    Karim Sadjadpour November 25, 2013 NPR’s Morning Edition

    Under the new nuclear deal, the broad sanctions architecture remains. Iran’s oil industry is still under sanctions, and if indeed Iran wants to emerge from that isolation, it’s going to require some consistent nuclear compromise.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Kerry’s Plan for Palestine: Economic Boom or Occupation Bust?
    Yezid Sayigh November 15, 2013 Al-Hayat عربي

    If Kerry’s proposal doesn’t include an agreement to eventually end Israeli control of Palestinian territories, then his economic plan simply becomes another iteration of a failed strategy.

     
  • Other Publications
    Economic Dynamics of the Arab Countries in Turbulence
    Lahcen Achy November 13, 2013 Italian Institute for International Political Studies

    No noticeable progress has been made in dealing with the key economic factors that ignited the Arab uprisings. The cost of inaction may be huge if these countries fail in their transitions and slide into violence and extremism.

     

Carnegie Experts on Middle East Economy

  • Samer Abboud
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Abboud is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on the political economy of the Syrian conflict, with a particular emphasis on the matter of capital flight and its implications on Syria’s reconstruction.

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  • Omar Dahi
    Visiting Fellow
    Middle East Center

    Dahi is a visiting fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where he specializes in economic development and international trade, with a focus on South-South economic relations and the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • Khaled Fattah
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Fattah is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on the political, economic, security, and cultural sectors in Yemen, and state-tribe relations in the Arab Middle East.

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