Saad Andary of Lebanon’s Central Bank says its foreign currency reserves guarantee financial stability in the years ahead.
An Ethiopian dam may sharply reduce the Nile’s flow, leaving Egypt high and dry.
The Kurdish referendum on independence may have delayed such an outcome for many years.
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The Carnegie Middle East Program combines in-depth local knowledge with incisive comparative analysis to examine economic, sociopolitical, and strategic interests in the Arab world. Through detailed country studies and the exploration of key crosscutting themes, the Carnegie Middle East Program, in coordination with the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, provides analysis and recommendations in both English and Arabic that are deeply informed by knowledge and views from the region. The program has special expertise in political reform and Islamist participation in pluralistic politics.