Middle East
  • On Tuesday, two opposition parties withdrew from a commission designed to draft a new constitution that would, Erdogan hopes, expand the powers of the presidential office.Middle East,AKP,constitutional reform,Kurds,Recep Erdogan,Turkey,Lara Vergnaud
    Published Date : Feb 22, 2016, 10:16 AM EST
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    by Michael Lerner The regime cracked down in advance of the Jan. 25 revolution anniversary, but five years on, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is more secure than his predecessor.Middle East,Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,Africa,Arab Spring,China,Egypt,Hosni Mubarak,inflation,ISIS,Muslim Brotherhood,natural gas,oil,Protests,Sinai,terrorism,tourism,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 22, 2016, 6:53 PM EST
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    by Michael Lerner Iran is at a structural disadvantage because S. Arabia has influential allies and Mecca.Middle East,Bahrain,Egypt,Gulf Cooperation Council,Iran,Iraq,Kuwait,oil,Oman,Qatar,Saudi Arabia,Shia,Sunni,Syria,UAE,Yemen,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 06, 2016, 4:35 PM EST
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    by Michael Lerner All expats over 50 must leave the country as of March 1, 2016 to provide jobs for Kuwaitis.Middle East,education,expatriates,Hind Al-Sabeeh,Kuwait,Unemployment,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Dec 21, 2015, 3:25 PM EST
  • Bahrainis on a protest march against the government in Manama, Bahrain on June 20, 2014. Getty Images

    Despite reeling from low oil prices, Bahrain finds cutting consumer subsidies to be politically radioactive.Middle East,Bahrain,deficit,Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa,meat,oil,Subsidies,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Sep 03, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT