Envisioning a New Economic Middle East: Reshaping the Gulf with Israel

Author
Michael B Greenwald
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Abstract
We can envision the advent of a new economic revolution forming in the Shia crescent as a new, cohesive political force in the Middle East between Sunni Gulf Arabs and Israel by deepening rapprochement to counter Iran’s expansion. Alongside years of discreet contact and informal diplomatic backchannels between Gulf Countries and Israel, the future portends closer economic links between these power blocs. With the combination of Israeli technology and Gulf capital, there is no shortage of synergies eager to be developed, as Gulf States explore new visionary economic reforms looking beyond a dependence on oil revenues.
Topic
International Affairs
Political Geography
Israel