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 ... continued below

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Nelson, Rebecca M.; Bolle, Mary Jane & Ilias, Shayerah January 20, 2012.

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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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Nelson, Rebecca M.; Bolle, Mary Jane & Ilias, Shayerah. U.S. Trade and Investment in the Middle East and North Africa: Overview and Issues for Congress, report, January 20, 2012; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84020/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.