Latest Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    IranProtests and Activism

    Iran’s Ongoing Protests: Potential Scenarios During a Dangerous Time

    Sep 30, 2022Daniel Brumberg

    To adapt the famous opening line of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, it may be said that while all states are paradoxical, every state is paradoxical in its own wa…

  • Policy Analysis
    Climate and Environment

    Climate Change and Migration in the Middle East and North Africa

    Sep 29, 2022Heba Gowayed

    A common refrain among activists advocating for a better, more globally-focused climate policy is that climate change is a global crisis. As former Secretary-G…

  • Policy Analysis
    TurkeySecurity and Defense

    Turkey’s Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Iraq

    Sep 28, 2022Mustafa Gurbuz

    Head of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization Hakan Fidan’s recent visit to Baghdad was an attempt to heal wounds that were opened during a diplomatic ro…

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    Iran’s Cautious Stance on Iraq’s Current Political Crisis

    Sep 27, 2022Zeidon Alkinani

    Iraqi politicians have repeatedly failed to form a government in the eleven months that have passed since the country’s October 2021 elections, in large part d…

Webinars & Events

  • Webinar
    TurkeyRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Turkey and the Arab World: Ankara’s Shifting Relations and Evolving Foreign Policy

    Sep 29, 2022 10:00 - 11:30 AM ET

    Experts discuss Turkey’s evolving foreign policy, its shifting relations with the Arab world, global and regional dynamics, factors impacting Ankara’s foreign …

  • Webinar
    Palestine/IsraelInternational Law

    Jerusalem’s Religious Status Quo: Erosion and Future Implications

    Sep 20, 2022

    Experts discuss the status and erosion of the Jerusalem Status Quo today, as well as Israeli violations, future implications for Jerusalem, and prospects for e…

  • Panel Discussions
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    A Renewed Iran Nuclear Deal: Prospects, Challenges, and Global and Regional Implications

    Sep 8, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

    Iran experts discuss the most recent rounds of negotiations, as well as prospects for restoring the JCPOA, challenges to reaching an agreement, concerns regard…

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaUS Foreign Policy

    Biden’s Syria Policy: Steady Non-commitment and Persistent Failure

    Sep 20, 2022Nabeel Khoury

    The Biden administration’s Syria policy, as well as its policy for the Middle East in general, stems from priorities and practices set in place during the eigh…

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Syria Is Not Ready to Repatriate Displaced Syrians

    Sep 20, 2022Hannah Jacobs

    By 2015, over four million Syrians had fled the country’s civil war and arrived in neighboring countries, in Europe, and beyond. Today, the number of displaced…

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaGlobal Health and Health Policy

    The Captagon Problem in Saudi Arabia and Other Gulf States

    Over the past decade, the amphetamine fenethylline, widely known by the brand name Captagon, has increasingly become the drug of choice among the youth in Gulf…

  • Policy Analysis
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    No Plan B for the US as Geostrategic Shifts Threaten to Scuttle Iran Nuclear Deal

    Sep 20, 2022Daniel Brumberg

    What a difference a few days can make in the Middle East. On August 28 National Security Council Spokesperson John Kirby addressed the diplomatic maneuvering t…

  • Policy Analysis
    LibyaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Libya’s Woes Persist in a Fractured Political Landscape

    Gregory Aftandilian examines the latest developments in Libya following the derailment of parliamentary and presidential elections and the ongoing division and…

  • Policy Analysis
    MauritaniaJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Slavery in Mauritania: The Long Road to Real Emancipation

    Aug 16, 2022Amal Ghazal

    Amal Ghazal discusses the history of slavery in Mauritania, which was officially abolished in 1981, but which regardless remains a political, economic, and soc…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Horn of AfricaEnergy and Economics

    Horn of Africa’s Security Concerns and Economic Crises

    The current Russia-Ukraine crisis has overshadowed another troubled region of the world, namely the Horn of Africa, which encompasses Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti,…

  • Policy Analysis
    SudanDemocracy and Governance

    A Coup Cannot Serve Two Masters

    Feb 22, 2022Kholood Khair

    After a two-year experiment in civilian-military power-sharing, Sudan’s military took over on October 25, 2021 in another bid to govern the country alone. Afte…

Multimedia

  • Expert Interview
    Palestine/IsraelMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Humanitarian Work in the Middle East: The Case of ANERA

    Sep 29, 2022

    ANERA directors discuss the organization's relief efforts in Lebanon and Palestine, as well as current conditions in both countries. Samar Yassir serves as the…

  • Expert Interview
    LibyaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The UN and International Intervention in Libya: A Conversation with Ian Martin

    Sep 12, 2022

    Ian Martin and Khalil E. Jahshan discuss current conditions in Libya, as well as international intervention and the UN mission to the country. Martin is a huma…

  • Expert Interview
    IraqIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    Iraq’s Political Stalemate Leads to Bloodshed

    Aug 31, 2022

    In the last few weeks, Iraq has witnessed significant and dangerous developments that are likely to impact the country's future political and economic progress…

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