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Middle East Focus is a weekly podcast featuring talk and analysis on U.S. foreign policy, contemporary political and social issues in the Middle East, and the arts and culture of region. It is produced by the Middle East Institute, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, D.C. For more information visit

Jun 7, 2019

Jihad Azour, director of the Middle East and Central Asia department at the International Monetary Fund, joins host Alistair Taylor to discuss the key trends and drivers impacting MENA economies in 2019, and the challenges that lie ahead.