This book explores the rapid changes in the economics and politics of the Middle East, which profoundly influence U.S. policy and interests in the region. The contributors examine elements in the economic picture, including falling oil prices and the uncertainty surrounding OPEC; the concomitant drop in oil revenues and its effect on the spending p
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Other Titles Published in Cooperation with The Center for Strategic and International Studies Georgetown University -- Foreword -- Preface -- The Changing Environment of the World Oil Markets: Can OPEC Face the Challenge? -- New Challenges to the U.S. Oil Industry -- The Economic and Fiscal Strategy of Saudi Arabia -- The Investment Climate in Saudi Arabia -- The United Arab Emirates: The Revenue and Expenditure Picture -- The Current Business Climate in the United Arab Emirates -- Israel and the Arabs: The Challenge of Peace -- Jordan's View of the Regional Factors Affecting Peace in the Middle East -- Arab-Israeli Peace: A Syrian Perspective -- Egypt's View of Recent Regional Developments -- U.S.-Soviet Competition and the Quest for Peace in the Middle East -- Peace in the Middle East: The Next Fifty Years of Conflict
Shireen Hunter is deputy director of the CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies) Middle East project. She formerly served as an Iranian diplomat in London, Geneva, and New York. Her books include OPEC and the Third World: The Politics of Aid (1984).