Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East. By Leheb Wahab *

  Introduction: With the focus of the international community confined to a great degree to Iran’s nuclear capability, a trend has emerged in the MENA region with more and more countries vying for nuclear technology albeit for peaceful purposes, primarily as a mean to produce electricity preserving its hydrocarbon industry, i.e., the oil gas sector and maximizing its retu

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Experts urge Kurdistan Region to diversify economy. By Ari Khalidi

AKFA speakers at a seminar on Kurdistan Region's economic challenges and solutions at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH), May 3, 2017. (Photo: UKH) ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - At a seminar in Erbil the American-Kurdistan Friendship Association (AKFA) Wednesday assembled experts in a bid to search for answers to economic challenges the Kurdistan Region faces

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Iraq: hanging on. By Nabilah Annuar *

Nabilah Annuar

The economic and financial situation in Iraq remains ever challenging, but improving oil prices and the IMF’s Stand-By Arrangement could place the country in an upward trajectory.   Incessantly damaged by geopolitical tensions, the Iraqi economy is one that is has endured profound challenges it its journey to recovery. A faint light can however be seen at the end of th

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