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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (2): 77–94.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of the international community triggered the rise of radical Islamic actors. This result was not simply a product of diplomatic incompetence but an indirect result of the foreign community’s different perspectives and aims during the crisis. This essay attempts to draw conclusions from the political economy...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (4): 43–67.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Nadine Mourad Sika This essay examines the structural economic reform measures undertaken in the Arab world in the past two decades. Developmental projects in the region have attained growth in gross domestic product, higher levels of human capital, and stable governments. These, however, have been...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 61–84.
Published: 01 June 2014
... competes against a European Union project, while Washington has shown little interest in the Balkans during the Barack Obama administration. The instruments of this rivalry are not only, or even primarily, armies but rather economic-political forces: control of energy pipelines and production, the use...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (3): 74–98.
Published: 01 September 2014
... interests from abroad. This lack of meaningful dialogue is the product of an environment of disrespect for objective reporting, a surrender to cultural stereotyping, and a sense of hopelessness among the population, all of which are made more destructive by the overwhelming burden of debt. The roots...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 124–140.
Published: 01 December 2014
... as an area of geostrategic importance will continue to be vital to global geopolitics and that consigning it to the back burner is shortsighted. The three continents that meet at this crossroads account for almost 90 percent of the global population as well as over 60 percent of global gross domestic product...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... be significant for the Cypriot economy, amounting to approximately 2 percent of its gross domestic product, but these direct benefits will materialize gradually over a period of fifteen years and will not be available in time to influence the ongoing talks for the resolution of the Cyprus question. Gas...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... This has generated a vast amount of data that these agencies have not been able to use productively, in spite of the expenditure of many billions of dollars, mostly with private firms. Some 70 percent of the approximately $75 billion spent on intelligence annually is spent on these firms. The author...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (4): 77–92.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of the labor force in postindustrial societies, has been further affected by the Maastricht criteria, which sought to enhance the competitiveness through increasing productivity, reducing wage costs, and significantly restructuring the labor relations that organized labor had achieved. For Social Democratic...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (3): 72–94.
Published: 01 September 2011
... for war to take back Nagorno-Karabakh. Due to Azerbaijan’s impending economic and strategic insignificance to the West after the peak of oil production in 2010, Azerbaijan needs to become more realistic in its claim to Nagorno-Karabakh, as its ability to persuade the great powers is set to dwindle...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 March 2004
... The volatile political climate in the Middle East and the terrorist attack of 11 September 2001 are forcing the United States to search for new sources of oil. One attractive option is sub-Saharan Africa, which is already in the midst of an oil boom. Production levels are set to double by 2010, and new...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (1): 70–95.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Jordan’s Food Security Challenges P. R. Kumaraswamy and Manjari Singh Food security emerged as a major concept in development studies in the 1970s, when several developing countries faced severe droughts and acute shortages of basic food items. Fluctuations in production of essential food...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (1): 96–119.
Published: 01 March 2018
... its situation and amplify its significance within the region as a whole. What scholarly literature exists is focused primarily on the prospects for oil and gas production and on the environmental and technical aspects of pro- duction.1 Some authors have taken a broader focus on the country’s...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 12–37.
Published: 01 March 2013
... decades. •  Production has been dominated largely by fossil fuels (mainly oil and to a lesser degree natural gas, with coal being used exclusively in indus- try). Unlike its neighbors to the east (Persian Gulf states) and to the west (Libya and Algeria), Egypt has never been a major...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 98–118.
Published: 01 March 2013
... these minerals to their respective countries to fur- ther their own development at the expense of Cameroon. Just as with agri- cultural products, the crude oil and minerals extracted were never refined or processed in Cameroon. Instead of building industrial plants to process and transform these raw...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (1): 117–136.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Statistics Institute, Turkey’s economy expanded by 9.2 percent in 2010 and 8.8 percent in 2011, although growth slowed to 2.2 percent in 2012 due to high interest rates. The slowdown in 2012 was reversed in 2013, with Turkey’s gross domestic product growing 3.0 percent in the first quarter of the year...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (3): 112–121.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of the Western economy. Economic Parameters The principal problem of the TMCs is the exemption of their agricultural products from the EU markets. Free access of these products in the EU mar- kets affects the interests of the southern EU member-states and is opposed by their strong...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 49–66.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., iron and steel products, boilers, electric devices, and tobacco products. Crude oil and natural gas dominate Iranian exports to Turkey.6 Energy is at the heart of this growing Iranian-­Turkish relationship. Iran is a major oil and gas producer and exporter while Turkey lacks these hydrocar- bon...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 102–128.
Published: 01 September 2013
... smallholder farmers in African coffee-­producing countries do respond to price signals, farm gate prices obfuscate incentives for supporting greater production. Liberalization of coffee-­producing econo- mies leads to mixed results, but in general the coffee farmer in sub-­Saharan Africa has...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 93–111.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and exporter. Indeed, in the past few years oil production has declined and gas production growth has slowed. This lack of full utilization of hydrocarbon deposits can be explained by geopolitical challenges. In late 1970s, the country experienced a broad upheaval that led to the toppling of the Moham...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2009
... at. The big oilfields sustaining the biggest production have been deemed mature for years or decades, and in recent years there has been considerable concern that as much as half of the proven reserves in these fields may never be recovered. The second aspect of the problem is that nonoil resources...