UAE-Bahrain Normalization with Israel: Regional Implications and Gulf Reactions
October 21, 2020
Join us to discuss the reactions of Arabian Gulf governments and citizens to the UAE-Bahrain normalization deal with Israel, as well as the regional implications of the agreement.
Palestinian Public Opinion on Arab Alliances with Israel
October 07, 2020
ACW is delighted to host Dr. Khalil Shikaki, a leading pollster and political analyst on Palestinian affairs. The discussion will focus on the findings of a public opinion poll conducted during September 9-12, 2020, by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah, Palestine.
September 30, 2020
Join us for a three-day conference to discuss the domestic, Arab world, and global implications of the 2020 US election.
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.