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November 18, 2007

Financial Markets
The Gulf seems determined to let everyone take a punt on a December revaluation

Note: This is Brad Setser, Not Michael Pettis The heads GCC countries will meet in early December.  They are expected to announce that the launch date of their currency union will be delayed – and pr…

May 6, 2008

Financial Markets
Saudi Arabia to implement an IMF style fiscal austerity program with oil at $120?

Oil is trading above $120. Saudi Arabia exports more oil than anyone else.     It isn’t unrealistic to think the Saudis oil export revenue could approach $400 billion a year if oil stays above $120…

July 27, 2011

Human Rights
Egypt: Her Excellency, Madame President?

Women show ink on their fingers after they cast their ballots in the second round of Egypt's parliamentary election in Egypt (Asmaa Waguih/Courtesy Reuters) My friend, Bassem Sabry, weighs in on…

Egypt: Her Excellency, Madame President?

December 30, 2011

Middle East Matters This Week: Escalating U.S.-Iranian Tensions in the Gulf

Iranian military personnel participate in the Velayat-90 war game in an unknown location near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on December 30, 2011 (Hamed Jafarnejad/Courtesy Reuters). Signific…

Middle East Matters This Week: Escalating U.S.-Iranian Tensions in the Gulf

May 22, 2012

Egypt
Why Are Egypt’s Presidential Elections Significant?

In an historic development, Egyptians head to the polls on Wednesday and Thursday to vote for a new president. To better understand the importance of this week’s elections, I asked a number of Egypti…

An Egyptian expatriate living in Lebanon casts his ballot at a polling station at the Egyptian embassy in Beirut on May 11, 2012, during an early voting ahead of Egypt's presidential election (Sharif Karim/Courtesy Reuters).

March 27, 2012

Politics and Government
Guest Post: Why I Feel Disappointed By Egypt’s New Constituent Assembly

My friend, Bassem Sabry, weighs in on Egypt’s recently selected constituent assembly, the body charged with drafting the country’s next constitution. Bassem blogs at An Arab Citizen. As I regard the…

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November 25, 2013

Turkey
Egypt and Turkey: Nightmares

I remember sitting in the lobby of the Kempinski hotel in Cairo on a late afternoon in September 2011 chatting with an Egyptian friend and an American colleague when I became distracted and lost the …

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) hosts ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (L) in Ankara on September 30, 2012.

April 7, 2014

Turkey
Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep r…

April 7, 2014

Turkey
Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep r…