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Journal of Middle Eastern Politics & Policy

Topic / Development and Economic Growth

Podcast: EU works to maintain trade with Iran, Qatar’s Emir visits Lebanon, Tunisia gets a new party

This week, European Union diplomats and Iranian representatives adopt a new mechanism to maintain trade as Iran works to comply with the nuclear deal in the face of US sanctions. Qatar’s Emir travels to Lebanon for a financial conference, pledging funds for the country’s economy and appearing to step into the Lebanese political arena. And in Tunis, Youssef Chahed leads Tahya Tounes, a party breaking from the ruling Nidaa Tounes over economic policy and political infighting.

Further reading:

EU’s Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX)

Qatar’s Emir visits Lebanon

Youssef Chahed’s Tahya Tounes