Economy Focus On  Middle East

 
  • Paper
    Locked In or Left Out? Transatlantic Trade Beyond Brussels and Washington
    Sinan Ülgen June 3, 2014

    The United States and the EU are negotiating a transatlantic trade deal that could be difficult to multilateralize. Third countries should engage now to avoid that danger later.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Global Ten
    The World in 2013

    The Obama administration must realize that no “foreign policy” issue will matter as much to global economic, political, and ultimately security conditions in the coming year as whether the United States can demonstrate that it is able to deal with its economic crisis.

     
  • Paper
    In Search of the Global Middle Class: A New Index
    Uri Dadush, Shimelse Ali July 23, 2012 Infographic

    The number of passenger cars in circulation can act as a direct measure of the middle class in developing countries.

     
  • Paper
    The Economic Agenda of the Islamist Parties
    Ibrahim Saif, Muhammad Abu Rumman May 29, 2012 عربي

    The economic platforms of Islamist parties have largely been overlooked, despite the serious challenges that lie ahead for the economies of the Arab world.

     
  • Paper
    Building a Better Yemen
    Charles Schmitz April 3, 2012 عربي

    A capable and legitimate state is even more essential to Yemen’s economic future than the presence of natural resources.

     
  • Report
    Energy as a Building Block in Creating a Euro-Atlantic Security Community
    February 3, 2012 EASI Working Group Paper Русский

    Enhanced energy security is particularly important for a more cohesive security collaboration among the states of the Euro-Atlantic region.

     
  • Book
    Public Opinion and Power
    Ali Wyne November 3, 2008 Routledge

    This chapter examines how world public opinion influences the United States' ability to exercise influence abroad militarily, economically, and politically. It concludes by discussing the difference between opposition to American foreign policy, on the one hand, and anti-Americanism, on the other hand, and exploring that difference's policy implications.

     
  • Paper
    E.U. and U.S. Free Trade Agreements in the Middle East and North Africa
    Riad al Khouri June 23, 2008 Carnegie Endowment 中文 عربي

    Free trade agreements between the West (U.S. and EU) and Middle East and North African (MENA) countries, while containing beneficial elements, have strengthened negative perceptions of “western-led globalization” because they benefit unpopular elites and impose serious short term economic adjustment.

     
  • Policy Outlook
    The Road Out of Gaza
    Nathan Brown February 14, 2008 Carnegie Endowment عربي

    The Middle East peace process will fail unless Palestinian political institutions are rebuilt. The international efforts to rebuild Palestine are in reality counterproductive. Instead, a long-term international strategy based on restoring Palestinian institutions, encouraging a Fatah–Hamas agreement, and emphasizing regional diplomacy are needed.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Future of the Kuwaiti Economy
    Carole Nakhle May 7, 2014 VoiceAmerica

    Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the world, but due to its lack of economic diversification, any potential decline in the oil price could cause serious problems to its economy.

     
  • 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
    Economy Was Key In Iranian Election
    Karim Sadjadpour June 17, 2013 NPR’s Weekend Edition

    The outcome of the recent presidential election in Iran was unpredictable in that over the last decade in Iran, moderates and reformists had generally been purged from the corridors of power.

     
  • 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
    What Have Sanctions Done to Iran's Economy, People?
    Karim Sadjadpour January 4, 2012 NewsHour

    Increased U.S. and E.U. sanctions against Iran are pushing the Islamic Republic into a drastic economic situation as its political leadership further fractures between supporters and opponents of President Ahmadinejad.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Sanctions Target Iran's Central Bank
    Karim Sadjadpour January 3, 2012 NPR's Morning Edition

    Washington has imposed sanctions on Iran’s central bank that could drive the Iranian regime to choose between making meaningful compromises on its nuclear program or making the push to cross the nuclear finish line.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    International Issues Outlook: 2012
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews January 2, 2012 Diane Rehm Show

    The chilling of the Arab Spring, Iran's nuclear program, Iraq after the U.S withdrawal, and the continuing European financial crisis are just some of the key issues facing the international community in 2012.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Crisis in Yemen
    Christopher Boucek June 9, 2011 WHYY Radio

    While the political crisis in Yemen is important, the failure of the country's economy could be catastrophic, with potentially serious consequences on a regional and global scale.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Future of the Protest Movement in Jordan
    Marwan Muasher February 10, 2011 France 24

    The protest movement in Jordan is fundamentally about opening the political system in Jordan, not economic grievances.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Music and Politics Color Greek Pilgrimage to Trebizond
    Thomas de Waal February 1, 2010 BBC News

    The Turkish government’s new foreign policy of building bridges with old enemies, including the Armenians and the Greeks, is working to slowly bring about a new spirit of tolerance in modern Turkey.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Iran, Russia, and the Ukrainian Crisis
    Alexei Arbatov July 17, 2014 National Interest

    The fundamental dilemma of Moscow’s policy lies in whether it is worth cooperating to achieve a comprehensive agreement with Iran, which would primarily be a success for the United States, under conditions of confrontation with the West over Ukraine.

     
  • Event
    Launching Event for the Arab Integration Report
    Fouad Sanioura, Rima Khalaf, Ezzedine Al Asbahi, Mahmoud Azab, Jihad Azour, Inaam Bayoud, Sami Brahem, Abdallah Al Dardari, Hani Fahs, Taher Kenan, Yezid Sayigh, Mohammed Tayyeb Al-Tizini, Maha Yahya, Haifa Zangana June 17, 2014 Beirut

    Arab integration offers a real opportunity for critical political, economic, social, and cultural developments, but significant challenges stand in the way of comprehensive integration.

     
  • Paper
    Locked In or Left Out? Transatlantic Trade Beyond Brussels and Washington
    Sinan Ülgen June 3, 2014

    The United States and the EU are negotiating a transatlantic trade deal that could be difficult to multilateralize. Third countries should engage now to avoid that danger later.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Ukrainian Crisis and Iranian Negotiations
    Alexei Arbatov May 29, 2014

    A number of complex questions remain unresolved as negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program enter their final stage. The main question is whether the cooperation between Russia and the West would continue at the previous levels in the midst of the crisis in Ukraine.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Future of the Kuwaiti Economy
    Carole Nakhle May 7, 2014 VoiceAmerica

    Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the world, but due to its lack of economic diversification, any potential decline in the oil price could cause serious problems to its economy.

     
  • Other Publications
    The Effect of Low-Skilled Labor Migration on the Host Economy
    Uri Dadush April 30, 2014 Knomad Working Paper

    Migration of low-skilled workers into advanced countries remains a highly contentious issue, despite high demand for such workers to carry out a range of essential tasks, especially services.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Four World Issues: A Traveler’s View From the High Seas
    Marc Pierini April 24, 2014

    From Chinese industrialization to maritime trade, from the perils of piracy to human trafficking, a voyage from the Far East to Europe reveals much about the modern world.

     
  • 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.

     

Carnegie Economists

  • Uri Dadush
    Senior Associate
    International Economics Program

    Dadush is a senior associate in Carnegie’s International Economics Program. He focuses on trends in the global economy and is currently tracking developments in the eurozone crisis.

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  • Omar Dahi
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Dahi is a visiting scholar 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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  • Shi Han
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Shi Han is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy concentrating on international business issues. His economic research addresses challenges arising from interactions between American and Chinese businesses and the competition and cooperation between state and non-state economic entities.

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  • Yukon Huang
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Huang is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program, where his research focuses on China’s economic development and its impact on Asia and the global economy.

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  • Moisés Naím
    Senior Associate
    International Economics Program

    Naím is a senior associate in Carnegie’s International Economics Program, where his research focuses on international economics and global politics. He is currently the chief international columnist for El País, Spain’s largest newspaper, and his weekly column is published worldwide.

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  • Vikram Nehru
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program
    Bakrie Chair in Southeast Asian Studies

    Nehru is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. An expert on development economics, growth, poverty reduction, debt sustainability, governance, and the performance and prospects of East Asia, his research focuses on the economic, political, and strategic issues confronting Asia, particularly Southeast Asia.

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  • Michael Pettis
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Pettis, an expert on China’s economy, is professor of finance at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he specializes in Chinese financial markets.

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  • Sinan Ülgen
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the implications of Turkish foreign policy for Europe and the United States, nuclear policy, and the security and economic aspects of transatlantic relations.

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Carnegie Experts on Political Economy

  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Associate
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

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  • Thomas Carothers
    Vice President for Studies

    Carothers is a leading authority on international support for democracy, rights, and governance and on comparative democratization as well as an expert on U.S. foreign policy.

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  • Sarah Chayes
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    South Asia Program

    Chayes, formerly special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anticorruption, and civil-military relations.

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  • James Collins
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program;
    Diplomat in Residence

    Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.

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  • Judy Dempsey
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Carnegie Europe
    Editor in chief
    Strategic Europe

    Dempsey is a nonresident senior associate at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.

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  • Gilles Dorronsoro
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Dorronsoro’s research focuses on security and political development in Afghanistan. He was a professor of political science at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Institute of Political Studies of Rennes.

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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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  • Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Feigenbaum’s work focuses principally on China and India, geopolitics in Asia, and the role of the United States in East, Central, and South Asia. His previous positions include deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.

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  • Matt Ferchen
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Ferchen specializes in China’s political-economic relations with emerging economies. At the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, he runs a program on China’s economic and political relations with the developing world, including Latin America.

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  • François Godement
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Godement, an expert on Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs, is a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Paul Haenle
    Director
    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former president George W. Bush and President Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.

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  • John L. Holden
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Holden is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. He also advises corporations and other organizations on their operations in China and assists Chinese companies overseas.

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  • Kheder Khaddour
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Khaddour is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research focuses on issues of identity and society in Syria.

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  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    President

    Mathews is president of the Carnegie Endowment. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism and science policy.

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  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

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  • Douglas H. Paal
    Vice President for Studies

    Paal previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and as unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan.

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  • Pang Xun
    Deputy Director
    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Pang Xun is a resident scholar and the deputy director at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where she is part of the China and the Developing World Program.

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  • George Perkovich
    Vice President for Studies

    Perkovich’s research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a concentration on South Asia, Iran, and the problem of justice in the international political economy.

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  • David Rothkopf
    Visiting Scholar

    Rothkopf, author of the recent book Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead, served as deputy undersecretary of commerce for international trade policy in the Clinton administration.

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  • Tang Xiaoyang
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Tang Xiaoyang is a Resident Scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and an assistant professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University. His research interests include political philosophy, China’s modernization process, and China’s engagement in Africa.

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  • Jan Techau
    Director
    Carnegie Europe

    Techau is the director of Carnegie Europe, the European center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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  • Milan Vaishnav
    Associate
    South Asia Program

    Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption, ethnic politics, governance and state capacity, election finance, and distributive politics.

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  • Richard Youngs
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.

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