The world we live in is being fundamentally changed as a result of the wide spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The inability of governments across the globe to put it under control brought in various economic, political and social repercussions. Middle Eastern countries are no exception in this regard. With many of the vital economic activities, such as tourism and aviation, put to freeze accompanied by a slowdown in the international economy, leading to a sharp decline in the demand for oil and for the transit routes through the region, the economic challenge is unprecedented. The assignment at hand is asking from you to identify one particular challenge that the region, or one member country, is facing and address the proposals on how to get out of the crisis. Your paper should be a maximum of 1500 words. It has to come in academic format, i.e. presenting a puzzle and developing one hypothesis to solve the puzzle. The structure has to be coherent and logical. For sources, you need to use a minimum of 4 external academic sources to support your arguments.You may also make reference to reports of international organizations as appropriate.