March 25, 2010, 5:01 pm - October 12, 2019, 7:10 am


1761 N Street NW
Washington, 20036 (Map)

The Middle East Institute is proud to host Riad al Khouri for a discussion about Middle East economies. After briefly introducing the region's links to slumping world markets, al Khouri will explore how several Middle East economies are avoiding a 'Dubai-type meltdown' and generally prospering despite the regional downturn. Among such exceptions are Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Iraqi Kurdistan; he will argue that these three are doing better than most of the rest of the region, each for different reasons. Nevertheless, threats loom that could put one or more of them in a precarious position in the coming twelve months.