A Tale of Two Middle Easts: Change and Stasis in the Arab World
This paper argues that the past two decades or so has witnessed a dramatic rise in the wealth and economic power of some parts of the Middle East, especially the Arab monarchies of the Gulf, while the nonenergy exporting states, especially the republics such as Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and even Tunisia, lagged or even stagnated. The Gulf has had the financial power to cushion the effects of economic reform, and to engage with globalization on its own terms and at its own pace. The republics,...[Show more]
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