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  • January 01, 2017|Patrick ClawsonMiddle East Quarterly

    Oil Booms and Business Busts: Why Resource Wealth Hurts Entrepreneurs in the Developing World

    To understand why states rich in natural resources have such poor economic growth records, economists invoke two complementary theories. The "Dutch disease" is the macroeconomic factor: Resource earnings that accompany the sale of a natural resource

  • January 01, 2017|Patrick ClawsonMiddle East Quarterly

    Oil Booms and Business Busts: Why Resource Wealth Hurts Entrepreneurs in the Developing World

  • November 04, 2009|Patrick ClawsonMEF Wire

    Tehran's Domestic and International Fronts

    Patrick Clawson is an economist, deputy director of the Washington Institute of Near East Policy, and senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly. He graduated with a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1973 and a Ph.D. from the New School of Social...

  • June 04, 2009|Patrick ClawsonMEF Wire

    The Iranian Presidential Elections

    Patrick Clawson is deputy director for research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a leading specialist on Iran. He has authored or edited more than two dozen books and monographs, including The Last Resort: Consequences of...

  • September 01, 2008|Patrick ClawsonMiddle East Quarterly

    The Islamic Republic's Economic Failure

    The Islamic Republic's nuclear drive remains a focal point of international concern. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks of becoming a pan-regional if not world power.[1] Much of his defiance is fueled by unprecedented oil income. Iran has built...

  • March 01, 2007|Patrick ClawsonMiddle East Quarterly

    Iran in Books

  • January 01, 2007|Patrick ClawsonMiddle East Quarterly

    Could Sanctions Work against Tehran?

    As Western diplomats debate ways to counter Iran's nuclear program, the strategies they devise must take Iranian motives into account. If Iranian leaders see their nuclear program as essential to defending Iran's existence—as the Israeli[1] and

  • March 01, 2006|Michael Rubin and Patrick ClawsonMiddle East Review of International Affairs

    Patterns of Discontent: Will History Repeat in Iran?

  • September 16, 2005|Patrick ClawsonMEF Wire

    Dealing with the Iranian Threat

  • March 01, 2004|Patrick ClawsonMiddle East Quarterly

    Iraq for the Iraqis: How and When

    Are Iraqis ready to take on the responsibilities of sovereignty? Regardless of the government that assumes sovereign authority on June 30, it will remain fragile and weak at first, and heavily reliant on the United States. Indeed, the U.S...

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