Politics of the Middle East

In this channel, you will find summaries on the Middle East, its history, its issues and its prospects.


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The crown prince’s ambitious plan for the Public Investment Fund would change the kingdom’s dependence on oil while creating the world’s largest pool of institutional money, but questions remain.

Randy Diamond

Chief Investment Officer, 2021

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Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East

Marc Lynch

Public Affairs, 2016

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The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East

Frederic Wehrey

Oxford UP, 2018

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A New Strategy for an Era of Change

Charles D. Freilich

Oxford UP, 2018

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At a time of economic hardship, Tehran has provided billions of dollars to help Assad crush Islamist rebels. The question is why.

Karim Sadjadpour

The Atlantic, 2018

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Power and Violence in Today’s Middle East

Marc Lynch

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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Fault Lines in a Troubled Alliance

Kemal Kirisci

Brookings Institution Press, 2017

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Saudi Arabia and the United States since FDR (Geopolitics in the 21st Century)

Bruce Riedel

Brookings Institution Press, 2017

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