Middle East

ISIL Has Added a Lucrative New Business Line in Iraq: Oil Smuggling | Quartz

  • By
  • Steve LeVine,
  • New America Foundation
July 10, 2014 |
ISIL, the business-minded Islamic army threatening Baghdad, has established a new flow of revenue since seizing a large swath of Iraq—an estimated $1 million-a-day oil smuggling business.

Yet Another al Qaeda Offshoot Is Proving Dangerously Effective, This Time in Somalia | Quartz

  • By
  • Steve LeVine,
  • New America Foundation
July 8, 2014 |
Al Shabaab, the brutal Islamic militia, today stormed and captured at least part of the presidential palace in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, according to some reports. The lightning move, taken two days after a deadly attack by the group in Kenya, points to a new surge of Islamic extremism, carried out by a movement that has metastasized and wreaked havoc.

Libya Is Working With Rebels to Protect Tripoli’s Oil | Defense One

  • By
  • Steve LeVine,
  • New America Foundation
July 7, 2014 |
Oil prices declined again today as Libya said it is poised to resume crude exports after a deal struck last week between a local rebels and Tripoli. The country has millions of barrels cooped up in storage awaiting shipment, but to prevent a freefall of prices, Libya will only let out the oil gingerly.

Boots on the Ground or Robots in the Sky

  • By
  • Evelyn Crunden,
  • New America Foundation
January 22, 2014 |
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Why the Ukraine is no Egypt

  • By
  • Evelyn Crunden,
  • New America Foundation
February 25, 2014 |
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Case Study: Mesh Sayada

April 18, 2014
Publication Image The Sayada community network, Mesh Sayada, is a collaboratively designed and built wireless network. The town of Sayada is located on the Tunisian coast, 140 kilometers from Tunis. The network serves as a platform for locally-hosted content, such as Wikipedia and Open Street Maps, and is expected to expand to include locally created content. Local residents and CLibre, a Sayada-based free technology association, initiated the network in December, 2013.

Experts on Middle East Evaluate IMF Recommendations

February 27, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – As Tunisia’s new constitution goes into effect and other transitioning Arab countries seek to address the social and economic grievances at the heart of citizen demands, there is a need to reexamine international economic policy toward the region. The IMF is the main driver of that policy and special attention should be paid to recommendations coming from the multi-lateral giant. 
 

Arab Uprisings & Social Justice

  • By Abdulla Zaid, New America Foundation; Hassan Sherry, Arab NGO Network for Development; Mahinour El-Badrawi, Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights; and Joshua Haber, New America Foundation
February 27, 2014
Economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are the most heavily subsidized in the world.

The Middle East’s Arc of Prosperity

  • By
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter,
  • New America Foundation
August 26, 2013 |
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Obama’s Silver Lining in Israel: Elections Weaken Netanyahu

  • By
  • Peter Beinart,
  • New America Foundation
January 23, 2013 |

When most Americans hear the results of yesterday’s Israeli elections, they’ll be confused. When Barack Obama hears them, however, he should feel at least a little hope.

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