The Economic Consequences of the Gulf War. By Kamran Mofid

The Gulf War ranks in terms of scale of destruction and its consequent economic impact as one of the most devastating conflicts of modern times. Both Iran and Iraq are now confronted with the need to reconstruct shattered economies. What is clear, however, is that a return to the pre-war economic situation is not a realistic option. The cost of the conflict to Iraq means that i

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Middle East Macroeconomic Insights, 2015-2025 – Presents Economic, Demographic, Employment, Infrastructure & Competitiveness Data for 14 Countries

Dublin, March 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Middle East Macroeconomic Outlook to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report presents economic, demographic, employment, infrastructure and competitiveness data for 14 countries. The research includes 2019 estimates and medium-term forecasts for the period from 2020 to 2024 for select indic

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What Will It Take to Repair Middle Eastern Economies? By Bilal Wahab

Directly investing in nongovernmental enterprise and giving international approval to private competition can change the dynamic in individual countries, promote liberal economies, and give citizens greater agency. The following is an excerpt from Bilal Wahab’s contribution to the new American Enterprise Institute book Seven Pillars: What Really Causes Instability in the Mid

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Iran’s Retaliation Could Cause A Middle East Oil Shock. By Gregory R. Copley

Iran’s clerical leadership, under “Supreme Leader” Ayatollah Ali HoseiniKhamene‘i, is expected to make rapid, significant, and symbolic responses to the targeted killing in Baghdad on January 3, 2019, of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander Maj.-Gen. Qasem Soleimani. It seems unlikely that the Iranian response would initially be to launch a military assault

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