The Middle East stands out as one of the most volatile region in the context of global politics due to increasing levels of political instability, lack of democracy and uneven economic development. The state of its international religion is worsened by the fact that the region is famously known for hosting terrorist organizations and is a hub for terrorist activities, some of which are even sponsored by the state. Despite this state, the Middle East region has a major role to play in the global economy with regard to the supply of oil. This makes it a potential interest in the studies of international relations. Some of the sources of the regional conflicts include the Arab-Israeli conflicts, the continuing struggle for Palestine to attain statehood and peace process that us being undertaken in the region. The potential effects associated with Islamic revivalism in the Middle East region cannot be ignored when assessing the future of international relations issues in the region. In the light of this view, the objectives of this paper is threefold: to determine the moist dominant theme in the study of Middle East today and in the future, determine whether the Middle East will continue to be a United States foreign policy agenda and whether the European Union will compete against the role of the US in the region; and the reasons to fear or welcome the Middle East future.
Positions include short-term and long-term opportunities in both domestic and overseas duty stations.Support to USAID Programs in the Middle East and Northern AfricaXLA has won a significant contract with USAID to provide responsive, efficient, and reliable support services for the Middle East Regional Platform (MERP) and Missions and offices in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region, including Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.
The competitive advantage enjoyed by the Middle East in the petrochemical industry is largely due to its access to cheap feedstock. This situation is anticipated to change in the medium term due to increased opportunity costs in the exploitation of natural gas as the major feedstock coupled by decreased ethane stocks. The major players in the region need to review their business models in order to gain access to improved technologies and emerging markets.
Legal framework also has a significant impact on the economic growth of any country. Many countries in the Middle East have a stagnant economy due to ineffective laws and regulations to protect the rights of the local and international investors. The Judiciary system in most of these countries has proven ineffective in fighting corruption. Therefore, weaknesses in the politics and legal system have hampered growth in the economy of most of the nations in this region. In this paper, five countries have been selected to be discussed in details to show the level of economic development in the region. These countries are Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria. Their level of economic development is the reflection of the general development in the entire region. The fact that these countries are categorized as developing nations has been emphasized.
In the News: September 13, 2017 - Muftah
Nader Habibi, Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East
In May 2017, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a second term in a landslide victory, propelled by voters who embraced his message of economic and political reform. While this may seem like a mandate to continue to his push for domestic economic reforms and the expansion of trade and