June 2010 Bulletin

One striking characteristic of these trends is their stability during the last 30 years. Another striking characteristic is that – taken together – they will be unsustainable in 30 years. The term “unsustainable” in as volatile and as dangerous a region as the Middle East is not a term to be used lightly, and its ramifications need to be understood and internalized. The topics highlighted here are detailed in the Taub Center’s recent State of the Nation Report, which will soon be coming out in English.