Problems of the economy and history of the countries of the Near and Middle East. by E. S. Yefimov

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  • Middle East -- History.,
  • Middle East -- Economic conditions.

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Other titlesEconomy and history of the countries of the Near and Middle East.
SeriesJPRS (Series) -- 36823
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Pagination238 p.;
Number of Pages238
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These two volumes produced under the aegis of the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran, and Turkey primarily bring together papers presented at a workshop in Tunisia in June The second volume bears a marked World Bank stamp, with 19 of the 22 contributors coming from that organization.

It treats issues that go beyond single countries (for example, the region's. (source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries have witnessed important complex economic, social and political changes and transition recently.

These changes resulted from not only social and political reasons called "the Arab Spring" but also economic reasons from the global economic crisis. The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation inand headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.

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Countries in the Middle East are also among the least populated in the world, translating to some of these countries having the highest GDP per capita in the world. The Richest Economies In The Middle East 1. Qatar. Qatar is one of the smallest countries in the Middle East, occupying only an area of 4, square : Joyce Chepkemoi.

The data on GDP growth in states in the Middle East is indicative in this regard. Over the past 10 years in Turkey, GDP has increased by 27%, in Saudi Arabia by 55%, in Iran by 20%, in UAE by 35%, in Egypt by %, in Iraq by 93%, in Oman by 58%, in Lebanon by 93%, and in Jordan by %.

To be fair, some countries have had ups and downs. Iran—with a population approaching 84 million and buttressed by ample oil reserves—is one of the most powerful countries in the Middle East.

Its resurgence in the first decade of the 21st century was one of the many unintended outcomes of US military adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq.

East resists. A "new Middle East" does exist in places, but there is still an "old Middle East" of tradition. The gaps between them have been filled with dictatorship, xenophobia, and fundamental ism. In some places in the Middle East, secular culture flourishes. The discovery of vast oil deposits revolutionized the Middle East's economy.

More than half of the world's known oil reserves are found in the region, although they are not equally distributed. Saudi Arabia has the largest deposits and is the world's leading oil producer and exporter.

Women and girls are second-class citizens. Wherever in the world women and girls are oppressed and discriminated against there is more violence and less prosperity. All the places in the world that have achieved or are working on gender equality t. The year does not seem to be getting better for the countries in the Middle East.

Old problems have aggravated and new challenges have risen. Climate change. The Middle East will be uninhabitable by the end of this century if carbon dioxide emissions are not cut down, according to a growing number of climate change scientists.

The Middle East meltdown and its global economic risk This article is more than 4 years old Although the oil price has fallen as instability has risen across the Middle East it doesn’t mean the. Jordan's economy is among the smallest in the Middle East, with insufficient supplies of water, oil, and other natural resources, underlying the government's heavy reliance on foreign assistance.

Other economic challenges for the government include chronic high rates of unemployment and underemployment, budget and current account deficits, and. The region of middle east is full of tensions and conflicts,every feild whether it is political, social, economical and culture are in crisis.

Most of the country in middle east is suffering from political instability. whether you see coup in tu. How Middle East Conflict Affect The US Economy. In order to understand how the relationship between the Middle East and the United States can affect one another’s economy, it is important to take a deeper look into the products that tie these two economies together, as well as the output of expenses to fund conflict and maintain conflict resolution.

Daniel Snell, in his newest book, Life in the Ancient Near East, armed with a great deal of new information culled from an ever-expanding body of ancient literature in a variety of languages, steps into that gap, writing a comprehensive history on the social and economic conditions of the Near East.

His formal account starts in pre-history and. Byman & Moller | The United States and the Middle East 4. region and the right to preposition equipment. Kuwait is a “Major Non -NATO ally” and the country served as a base for o US troops during the Iraq War.

Despite withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, Kuwait (along with Qatar) has remained an important regional hub, with. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 24 cm. Contents: Purchasing power parity in selected MENA countries / Nilgün Çil Yavuz, Istanbul University, Turkey --Is export-led growth hypothesis stable?Evidence from time varying causality test / Veli Yilanci and Mahmut Bilen, Sakarya University, Turkey --An econometric analysis of the sources of.

SOME REGIONAL ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF THE MIDDLE EAST KEITH A. MURRAY IT is impossible in a short space to discuss in detail the economic problems of the Middle East, and the present survey must be confined to a few of the more important points which came to the fore during three years' work in.

It clearly indicates that the economy of Middle East influenced with oil industry. According to the CIA World fact book, all nations in the Middle East are maintaining a positive rate of growth.

The largest Middle Eastern Economies are Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran. The lowest ranking countries in the Middle East are Gaza and West Bank. This is an excerpt from Regional Security in the Middle East: Sectors, Variables and your free copy here. For most of its modern history, the Middle East has been besieged by international conflicts.

Since the early nineteenth century, European powers have competed to colonise the Middle East’s territories in an attempt to control its natural resource and geostrategic location.

The economy of the Middle East is very diverse, with national economies ranging from hydrocarbon-exporting rentiers to centralized socialist economies and free-market economies.

The region is best known for oil production and export, which significantly impacts the entire region through the wealth it generates and through labor utilization. for Europe, the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East and the Eco­ nomic Commission for Latin America; regional economic commissions do not exist in respect of Africa and the Middle East.

Alan Richards and John Waterbury’s A Political Economy of the Middle East has always been a bit hard to characterize. It is clearly intended to be used in serious university courses about the socioeconomic problems facing the region, but it is much more than a textbook. The Middle East, despite its vast reserves of oil, is still considered a developing region due to the high reliance on oil revenues and rather weak production sector of the economy as well as due to some political factors such as lack of democracy, corruption, reluctance to the reforms and other issues.

Large parts of the Middle East and North Africa continue to be affected by geopolitical conflict and turbulence. Yet, according to the latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Reportsome North African economies are slowly stabilizing and are starting to focus on economic reform that will improve the business environment and help restore investor.

In recent 5 years, after the Arab Spring events of and beyond, civil wars and disarray in Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen undermined economic growth of MENA (Middle East and North Africa) r, for over half a century before that MENA was a relatively successful region in terms of growth – its per capita GDP growth rates in were generally higher than that of.

General. Geographically, the Middle East can be thought of as Western Asia with the addition of Egypt (which is the non-Maghreb region of Northern Africa) and with the exclusion of the Middle East was the first to experience a Neolithic Revolution (c.

the 10th millennium BCE), as well as the first to enter the Bronze Age (c. – BC) and Iron Age (c. – BC). The Economic History of the Middle East, – A Book of Readings. Edited by Charles Issawi. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Pp. xv, $ - Volume 27 Issue 2 - Nikki Keddie.

This important book on economic development in the modern Middle East examines, for the first time, the separate national economies of the Arab states, including the Gulf, Israel, and Turkey, from to the present. It describes the main trends within each economy based on the best available statistical data, and answers larger questions concerning the long-term growth of the countries.

The Middle East Today is an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography. The book features a host of pedagogical features including detailed maps, case studies on key issues, boxed sections, suggestions for further reading.

economic institutions of the Islamic Middle East prior to its period of intense institutional reform, the late nineteenth and early twen-tieth centuries. Important clues will emerge from cross-regional comparisons involving the bloc of countries now considered ad - vanced. Until recently the core of that bloc was known as “western Christendom.”.

This text offers an examination of the economic history of the principal Arab countries, Turkey and Israel since Using the state as its major economic analysis, it charts the growth of national income and issues of welfare and distribution over two periods, and /5(2).

History of Europe - History of Europe - The middle 19th century: During the half century when Romanticism was deploying its talents and ideas, the political minds inside or outside Romanticist culture were engaged in the effort to settle—each party or group or theory in its own way—the legacy of There were at least half a dozen great issues claiming attention and arousing passion.

The Best Middle Eastern History & Politics Books A camel train passing Jerusalem infrom The Library of Congress The Best Middle Eastern History & Politics Books is a reading list for those with a serious interest in understanding the modern Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The economic history of the Middle East and North Africa is quite extraordinary.

This is an axiomatic statement, but the very nature of the economic changes that have stemmed directly from the effects of oil resources in these areas has tended to obscure longterm patterns of economic change and the fundamental transformation of Middle Eastern and North African economies and/5(7).

by Eric Hammer | FTMDaily Contributing Writer. TEL AVIV, Feb. 24 – The world has been watching and waiting to see what would happen with the Middle East Crisis for the past few weeks now, ever since Tunisia managed to overthrow their leader and declare an age of democracy in that country.

The protests quickly spread to other countries in the area, though most of us here in Israel were. Top Export by Revenue in Middle East Economies. We’ll start with the obvious: the number one export for many countries here is crude oil or related petroleum products.

Middle Eastern countries made up a significant portion of global oil export revenues during with shipments valued at $ billion or % of global crude oil exports. This book gave me a lot of insight into the origins of the states of the middle east. Other books I've read on the subject focus more on the politicians and parties and decisions that they made.

This book explains the context in which those decisions were made. It is a must-read for a serious student of modern Middle Reviews: 2.

Book Description. This collection of essays covers economic issues of the Middle East during both the 19th and 20th centuries. The topics included in the book range from the economics of the export of Turkish labour to Western Europe to the economy of Central Asia and the study of coalminers in Eregli.

Britain has a long history of involvement in the Middle East. Government files dating from the early 20th century, such as those found in the India Office Records held at the British Library, reveal British attitudes to the region in the wake of the discovery of large deposits of oil.The economic history of the Middle East and North Africa is quite extraordinary.

This is an axiomatic statement, but the very nature of the economic changes that have stemmed directly from the effects of oil resources in these areas has tended to obscure longterm patterns of economic change and the fundamental transformation of Middle Eastern and North African economies and societies over the Reviews: 1.By Craig S.

Davis. The Middle East is a fascinating region with complex cultures, religions, and relationships. If you’re interested in this area of the world, you’ll want to know the heads of state in the region, acronyms people use in the Middle East, and some basic Islamic terms, because many — although by no means most — of the world’s Muslims reside here.

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