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Is This the End of Hope in the Middle East?
September 17, 2020
A little more than a decade ago, analysts imagined a region in which political systems were reliably authoritarian and stable. Since the Arab uprisings in 2011, the narrative has shifted to one of instability but with an expectation of an imminent new wave of democratization and further economic and political progress. Those hopes are now gone ... The region has become a dystopia marked by violence, resurgent authoritarianism, economic dislocation, and regional conflict, with no clear way out.
Lebanon after the Beirut Explosion: Overcoming Multiple Crises
August 19, 2020
Join us to discuss how will Lebanon overcome the multiple crises it faces after the Beirut explosion.
Political Wrangling in Tunisia: The Democratization Process a Decade after the Arab Spring
August 13, 2020
Join us to assess the democratization process in Tunisia a decade after the Arab Spring.
Annexation Update: Internal Israeli Dynamics
July 29, 2020
Join us to discuss the internal Israeli dynamics of annexation with Dr. Honaida Ghanem, Palestinian sociologist and anthropologist, and General Director of The Palestinian Forum of Israeli Studies (MADAR).
US Policy toward Syria after the Caesar Act
July 22, 2020
This webinar focuses on the substance and ramifications of the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, which was passed by both chambers of the US Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump in 2019. It went into effect on June 17, 2020. The discussion will provide details on the sanctions mandated by the act, an update on the implementation and targets of these sanctions, and the ensuing political and regional dynamics, including Russia's reaction. The speakers will also address the next steps for the United States following the July 9, 2020 condemnation of Syria's air force by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Israeli Annexation and Beyond: Assessing Palestinian Options
July 15, 2020
Join us for a keynote conversation with with Dr. Saeb Erekat regarding the planned Israeli annexation of Palestinian land.
Climate Change, Conflict, and Water Politics in the Arab World
July 08, 2020
Experts participating in this webinar will discuss the current state of climate change and its multilayered impact on the Middle East. They will give special attention to environmental and hydro-politics, water crises, human security, the relationship between climate change and conflict, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and renewable and alternative energy efforts in the region.