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  • Studying Disadvantaged Youths in the Middle East: A Theoretical Framework 

    Hashemi, Manata (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2015-10-28)
    Disproportionate levels of youth unemployment and economic marginalization in the Middle East have prompted many regional observers to conclude that socioeconomically disadvantaged Middle Eastern youth are more prone to ...
  • Water, State Power, and Tribal Politics in the GCC: The Case of Kuwait and Abu Dhabi 

    Lambert, Laurent A. (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2014)
    This paper shows that the GCC cities’ remarkable capacity to provide water to all their inhabitants despite the regional aridity should not be explained solely by apolitical factors such as the availability of desalination ...
  • Iran’s Northern Exposure: Foreign Policy Challenges in Eurasia 

    Dorraj, Manochehr; Entessar, Nader (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2013)
    This paper analyzes Iran’s evolving interest and geopolitical challenges to its foreign policy in Central Eurasia. Historically, Iran, Turkey,and Russia have wielded the greatest influence in Central Asia and the Caucasus ...
  • Implications of the 2011-13 Syrian Uprising for the Middle Eastern Regional Security Complex 

    Lawson, Fred (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2014-03-17)
    By the autumn of 2013, the Middle Eastern regional security complex(RSC) had taken on a new configuration, which was substantially different from - and much more explosive than - the one that existed prior to the large-scale ...
  • Iraqi Refugees: Seeking Stability in Syria and Jordan 

    Fagen, Patricia Weiss, 1940- (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2009)
    Over two million Iraqis are refugees in the Middle East, living in difficult conditions, primarily in Jordan and Syria. Their unresolved plight and their still largely unmet needs constitute a humanitarian crisis. Their ...

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