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‘Arab Economies in the Twenty-First Century’

MESH invites selected authors to offer original first-person statements on their new books—why and how they wrote them, and what impact they hope and expect to achieve. Paul Rivlin is senior fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle East and African Studies of Tel Aviv University. His new book is Arab Economies in the [...]

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Pop quiz!

From MESH Admin Some of the many interactive geography quizzes on the web ask visitors to identify the countries and capitals of the Middle East. We assume MESH readers have no problem there, so we’ve collected links to more challenging quizzes. There’s no end to learning.

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MENA population: 1950, now, 2050

From MESH Admin Last June, the Population Reference Bureau published Challenges and Opportunities—The Population of the Middle East and North Africa, a concise summary of demographic trends. This graph and table neatly summarize population growth since 1950, and also project growth to 2050, based on United Nations data.

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From Michael Reynolds Despite all that is going on in the Middle East, what caught my eye recently are three items concerning western Europe. Each is very different, but all indicate that the question of the integration of Muslims into European societies will remain contentious for some time to come.

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Displaced Iraqis

From MESH Admin This new map, prepared by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), illustrates the disposition of Iraqi IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) and refugees, as of last September. Click on the map to see it in larger (legible) size.

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