Middle East
  • Italian companies operating in Libya like Eni could face an immediate aggregate loss of 1 billion euros.Europe,Middle East,Chamber of Commerce Italafrica,Egypt,Eni,Ferretti International,ISIS,Italy,Libya,Libya Africa Investment Portfolio,Muammar Gaddafi,oil and gas production,Michael Lerner

    A fighter from the Libya Dawn militia, west of the capital Tripoli, February 4, 2015. MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images
  • Unlike striking workers in Turkey on June 6, 2013, metal workers will not be able to strike. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

    Erdogan's govermment sides with employers, invoking national security to delay a strike 60 days.Middle East,Ankara,Arbitration,Collective bargaining,High Board of Arbitration,Recep Tayyip Erdogan,Soma mine,strike,Turkey,union,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 03, 2015, 10:55 AM EST
  • Protests, like this political one in Amman, Jordan, may occur against rising food prices. 1/23/2015. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    An increase in electricity tariffs will raise inflation but be limited by continuing food subsidies.Middle East,bread,electricity,Inflation,Jordan,National Electric Power Company,stability,subsidies,supermarkets,Syrian refugees,tariffs,wheat,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 28, 2015, 10:05 AM EST
  • Fighters from the Libya Dawn militia in contested territory west of Tripoli, December 30, 2014. M. TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images

    Libya's civil war and collapsing economy harms neighboring Tunisia as trade drops and refugees pour in.Africa,Middle East,Beji Caid Essebsi,Central bank,civil war,Libya,Member states of the Arab League,Muammar Gaddafi,North Africa,oil,refugees,Tunisia,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 08, 2015, 10:19 AM EST
  • What makes IS powerful today is the fact that they laid out their military strategy based on where oil fields are located. Middle East,energy,ISIS,Saudi Arabia,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Sep 15, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT
  • Saudi Arabia's $530 billion stock market is the biggest one in the Middle East and as of today, international investors have a strong reason to bet on it. Middle East,Economy of Saudi Arabia,Gulf Cooperation Council,IPO,National Commercial Bank,Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries,SABIC,Saudi Arabia,Saudi Basic Industries Corp,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Jul 22, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT
  • In just one generation, Iran accomplished a demographic transition that took Western Europe centuries to achieve. The safest path for Teheran is to continue to move toward population stability.Middle East,contraceptives,Iran,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,overpopulation,population,population policy,Ruhollah Khomeini,Yemen,Earth Policy Institute
    Published Date : Jun 30, 2014, 7:19 PM EDT
  • A trilateral agreement, which includes the construction of a desalination plan and a pipeline that will take water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, is based off a water exchange program. Middle East,Dead Sea,Israel,Jordan,Palestinian Territories,Red Sea,Water crisis,Water supply,West Bank,World Bank,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Dec 10, 2013, 1:26 PM EST
  • Turkey_Iraqi Kurdistan

    If Ankara is to play the powerbroking role in Iraqi Kurdistan to which it aspires, it must quickly ease its own diplomatic tensions with Baghdad and get the central government and Arbil to agree to share oil and gas revenues.Middle East,Hussain al-Shahristani,Iraq,Iraq–Turkey relations,Kurdistan,Kurdistan Regional Government,oil and gas,Taner Yildiz,Turkey,Alex Erquicia

    Published Date : Dec 02, 2013, 7:17 PM EST