CAUSES OF ANTI-AMERICANISM IN THE ARAB WORLD Volume 7, No. 4 – December 2003 Editor’s note: This paper was presented in September 2003 at the GLORIA Center conference on anti-Americanism, sponsored in part by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. CAUSES OF ANTI-AMERICANISM IN THE ARAB WORLD: A SOCIO-POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE By Abdel Mahdi Abdallah This […]
THE DOUBLE-EDGED CRISIS Volume 7, No. 4 – December 2003 THE DOUBLE-EDGED CRISIS: OPEC AND THE OUTBREAK OF THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR By Avshalom Rubin The outbreak of the Iran-Iraq War in 1980 followed a decade of rising oil prices and fluctuating oil supplies, both of which had fueled the ascendance of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum […]
PROMOTING ECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION IN EGYPT Volume 7, No. 3 – September 2003 PROMOTING ECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION IN EGYPT: FROM U.S. FOREIGN AID TO TRADE AND INVESTMENT By Bessma Momani In the early to mid-1980s, the United States became frustrated that its financial assistance was being wasted by Egypt√?¬Į√?¬Ņ√?¬Ĺs inefficient, statist economy and wanted the Egyptian government […]
BEAN COUNTING IN BAGHDAD Volume 7, No. 3 – September 2003 BEAN COUNTING IN BAGHDAD: DEBT, REPARATIONS, RECONSTRUCTION, AND RESOURCES By Robert Looney The Iraqi economy is in complete shambles. Even worse, the population is burdened with up to $400 billion in debt, reparations and contractual commitments made under Saddam Hussein√?¬Į√?¬Ņ√?¬Ĺs regime. This article examines […]
One of the most interesting new questions regarding the Middle East is whether a central issue on the region√?∆?√?∆?√?‚??√?¬Į√?∆?√?‚??√?‚??√?¬Ņ√?∆?√?‚??√?‚??√?¬Ĺs agenda is going to be greater democracy and internal reforms involving such issues as human rights, civil liberties, more open economies, and other changes. On February 10, 2003, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center held an international teleconferenced seminar on this question. The seminar is part of the GLORIA Center√?∆?√?∆?√?‚??√?¬Į√?∆?√?‚??√?‚??√?¬Ņ√?∆?√?‚??√?‚??√?¬Ĺs Roundtable Forum series.
Volume 4, No. 4 – December 2000 JAPAN AND THE MIDDLE EAST: SIGNS OF CHANGE? By Alan Dowty Editor’s Summary: Japan is dependent on Middle East oil and is one of the world’s strongest economies. Yet its political involvement in the Middle East has been quite limited. There are signs though that Japan is […]