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Research Relevant to the Middle East and North Africa 0

Events have been unfolding quickly in the Middle East and North Africa.  As a result, I have created this post as a central repository of my work on the MENA countries.  Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions or comments (vmenaldo at u.washington.edu).

Do Natural Resources Fuel Authoritarianism?

The American Political Science Review

By Victor Menaldo (with Stephen Haber)

Discussed in Foreign Policy

Discussed in Freakonomics Blog

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A Democratic Middle East?

Defining Ideas


By Victor Menaldo (with Stephen Haber)

Draws on the paper: Rainfall, Human Capital & Democracy

Written about by Bloomberg News

Written about in the Wall Street Journal

Written about by Wall Street Journal Ideas Market Blog

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A democracy’s best bet: Revolution first

USA TODAY

By Victor Menaldo (with Mike Albertus)

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Afghanistan and the ‘Resource Curse’

The Wall Street Journal

By Victor Menaldo (with Stephen Haber)

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The Middle East and North Africa’s Resilient Monarchs

By Victor Menaldo

Discussed by the former senior editor of Al Jazeera in Yahoo News

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