Volume 12, No. 2 – June 2008, Total Circulation 25,000 Article 6 of 7 THE IRAN-SYRIA ALLIANCE: THE ECONOMIC DIMENSION Nimrod Raphaeli and Bianca Gersten* An examination of Syrian-Iranian economic relations reveals that, beyond their propaganda value, these relations are of small benefit to Syria and of negligible benefit to Iran. The alliance […]
IMPEDIMENTS TO STABILITY IN IRAQ: THE ELUSIVE ECONOMIC DIMENSION Robert Looney* *The following article is an extract from Barry Rubin (ed.), Iraq After Saddam (Sharpe, forthcoming). Of the major contributors to stability in Iraq–military, political, and economic, the economic dimension has received the least attention from both the United States […]
Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 11, No. 2, Article 4/8 – June 2007Total Circulation 23,500 SYRIA’S FRAGILE ECONOMYNimrod Raphaeli* INTRODUCTION Syria’s economy, which is predominantly state-controlled, has been characterized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a ‘stable but stagnant economy.’ This characterization reflects, on the one hand, political stability and the […]
Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 11, No. 1, Article 11/11 – March 2007Total Circulation 23,500 THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE EGYPTIAN-ISRAELI QIZ TRADE AGREEMENTVikash Yadav* The Qualifying Industrial Zones (QIZ) Agreement signed in 2004 allows Egypt to gain non-reciprocal, duty-free access to U.S. markets for products containing at least 11.7 percent Egyptian […]
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Since its establishment in the late 1950s, the European Economic Community has always viewed the development of trade and economic ties as a vital instrument in its efforts to improve bilateral relations with the Arab world. The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (also known as the Barcelona Process), initiated at the November 1995 Barcelona Conference, is the most recent example. This article examines how in its first decade, the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership has contributed both to the economic development of the Arab world and bilateral European Union-Arab relations. It concludes by placing the very real achievements in the context of significant obstacles that still remain.