The Middle East Challenge, 1980-1985

The Middle East Challenge, 1980-1985

The Middle East Challenge, 1980-1985

The Middle East Challenge, 1980-1985

Synopsis

Hermann F. Eilts, former Ambassador to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, takes a broad look ahead: "The Middle East in 1985- Through a Murky Crystal." Eric Rouleau, Le Monde, discusses "Prospects for Instability and New Leadership." Michael Sterner, U. S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, counters with "Prospects for Stability and New Leadership." William B. Quandt, Brookings Institution, examines "American Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict," while Stephen S. Rosenfield, Washington Post, offers "An Alternative View of the Arab-Israeli Conflict." William G. Hyland, Center for Strategic International Studies, discusses "The Soviet Union and the Middle East"; his view is modified by Robert Legvold, Council on Foreign Relations, in "The Soviet Union and the Middle East: Another View."

Lawrence R. Klein, Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, explores "Oil Prices and the World Economy" and is answered by John H. Lichtblau, Executive Director, Petroleum Industry Research Foundation, Inc., "OPEC's Pricing Policy and Its Limits." George T. Abed, International Monetary Fund, scrutinizes "Development Prospects in Arab Nations," while Odeh F. Aburdene, First National Bank, Chicago, cites "The Hard Realities of Arab Development."

"International Migration, Manpower, and Economic Growth in the Arab Region" is the topic of three from the World Bank: J. S. Birks, C. A. Sinclair, and J. A. Socknat. Charles B. Keely, Population Council, discusses "Policy Dilemmas for International Migration in the Middle East." John V. James, Chairman, Dressler Industries, discusses "Rebuilding America's Productive Capacity." Raymond Garcia, President, GRC Client Services, considers the "Outlook for Congressional Action Affecting Middle East Economics." James Noyes, Hoover Institution, concludes with "Military Factors Determining Middle East Security in the Eighties."

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