U.S. Trade and Investment in the Middle East and North Africa: Overview and Issues for Congress

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This report provides background and analysis for policymakers considering re-evaluating U.S. trade and investment in the MENA region in light of recent political developments. In particular, the report examines the economic challenges facing many countries in the region and the area's limited integration in the world economy, including relatively weak economic ties with the United States. It also analyzes various policy options for increasing trade and investment with MENA countries. The report concludes by discussing: 1) the premise of the policy agenda, specifically whether increased trade and investment can support or lead to successful democratic transitions and political stability; and 2) if such a policy agenda is pursued, possible implementation questions that policymakers in Congress and the Administration may face.

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Creation Date: January 20, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Nelson, Rebecca M.

Analyst in International Trade and Finance

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Bolle, Mary Jane

Specialist in International Trade and Finance

Creator (Author):
Ilias, Shayerah

Analyst in International Trade and Finance

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 20, 2012
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Middle East
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United States
Description:

This report provides background and analysis for policymakers considering re-evaluating U.S. trade and investment in the MENA region in light of recent political developments. In particular, the report examines the economic challenges facing many countries in the region and the area's limited integration in the world economy, including relatively weak economic ties with the United States. It also analyzes various policy options for increasing trade and investment with MENA countries. The report concludes by discussing: 1) the premise of the policy agenda, specifically whether increased trade and investment can support or lead to successful democratic transitions and political stability; and 2) if such a policy agenda is pursued, possible implementation questions that policymakers in Congress and the Administration may face.

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41 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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