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Hawza Seminary Support

Why do Iranian officials resort to Qom?

Iranian officials are keen on receiving support from the Hawza seminary in Qom for three strategic goals.

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Over-Saturation

Uncertainty Shrouding Global Oil Markets

Global crude oil prices are expected to hover around current levels for the foreseeable future.

Mutual Aspirations

Restoring Frozen Turkish-Israeli Relations

There are various motives behind converging Turkish-Israeli interests, especially within current regional developments.

Border Taxes imposed throughout the Middle East

Several countries in the Middle East have moved to impose or suspend cross-border taxes on goods and people.

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Iranian Justifications for Repeated Intervention in the Region

Iran no longer hides its intervention or negative influence in the internal affairs of the region’s states...

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Growing Regional Interest in the Import of Israeli Gas

Israel is enjoying large resources of natural gas which could help it become a regional hub for exporting...

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Evidence of a Renewed Interest in “Military Media” in the Region

Military media seems to be playing a clear role in affecting the outcome of events by directly influencing public opinion...

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Preventing “hunger revolutions” in the Arab region

Despite concerns and warnings of “hunger explosions” in several Arab countries, the possibility of their realization seems unlikely.

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The Politicization of Healthcare in the Middle East

The pattern of increased threats to health security is increasing in the Middle East, especially in centers of internal armed conflict.

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Transformations Between World Powers and Militias in the Region

Shifts in relationships between international forces and militias in the Middle East

Issues with Transitioning to Green Economies in the Arab Region

The shift towards increased investments in the green economies of the majority of the Arab countries faces a number of challenges

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New Forms of Regional Intervention in the Middle East

Borders have become one of the most prominent factors behind the escalation in conflicts and expanding scope of regional intervention..

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Reasons Behind "Provincial" Protests in the Middle East

On “fragile pockets” and “infinite revolutions” that compound instability in the Middle East.

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The Impact of Trump’s Potential Policies on the Economies of the Middle East

What are the repercussions on Middle East economies should the President-elect's policies be carried out?

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Why Have Calls for Civil Disobedience Increased in the Region?

Calls for civil disobedience have increased throughout the Middle East by geographically-defined minorities among other groups

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