Latest Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    The Limits of Justice in Lebanon—and What It Means for the Future of the Country

    Feb 28, 2024Patricia Karam

    Three years ago this month, the assassination of Lokman Slim—public intellectual, human rights defender, writer and publisher, and outspoken critic of Hezbolla…

  • Policy Analysis
    Saudi ArabiaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Saudi Arabia May Be Taking Center Stage in Post-Gaza Peace

    With Israel’s war on Gaza in its fifth month amid ongoing international pressure for a ceasefire, Saudi Arabia has become the focus of much attention over what…

  • Policy Analysis
    YemenUS Foreign Policy

    Instead of Houthi Designation, the United States Should Embrace a Comprehensive Approach

    Feb 28, 2024Afrah Nasser

    On January 17, the United States designated the Houthis in Yemen, also known as Ansar Allah, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) in response to t…

  • Policy Analysis
    UAERegional Relations and Geopolitics

    The UAE and the Red Sea Security Crisis

    Feb 27, 2024Giorgio Cafiero

    Despite the Israeli war on Gaza killing nearly 30,000 Palestinians, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has clung to the Abraham Accords, which it signed with Israe…

Webinars & Events

  • Webinar
    Palestine/IsraelInternational Law

    Gaza and the Crime of Genocide: Legal and Political Dimensions of Accountability

    Jan 18, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 am ET

    Experts discuss the crime of genocide and Israel's war on Gaza and shed light on legal definitions and avenues for accountability, as well as the political pro…

  • Webinar
    Palestine/IsraelProtests and Activism

    Repression of Palestine Activism amid the War on Gaza

    Dec 12, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

    Experts discuss recent trends in repressing Palestine activism, strategies for defending the rights of dissenters, and expected future measures to silence Pale…

  • Webinar
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Assessing America’s Response to the Gaza Crisis: The White House, Congress, and the American Public

    Nov 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 am ET

    Experts discuss America's response to the Gaza war and the consequences of the conflict for US foreign policy.

From our Affiliates

  • From our Affiliates
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Azmi Bishara’s Opening Keynote — Second Annual Palestine Forum

    Feb 15, 2024

    On 10 February 2024, Azmi Bishara, General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), delivered the keynote lecture of the Second Ann…

  • From our Affiliates
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    South Africa’s Case against Israel for Genocide in Gaza at the ICJ: Challenges and Prospects

    Jan 22, 2024Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    Nearly three months into Israeli’s relentless war on Gaza, which had, at that time, resulted in about 100,000 Palestinians martyred, wounded, or missing, on 29…

  • From our Affiliates

    Conflicts between Israeli Ruling Elites and the Future of the War on Gaza

    Jan 14, 2024Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    Four months into Israel’s relentless war on Gaza, public disputes between the ruling coalition and the war cabinet in Israel have escalated. A notable source o…

  • Policy Analysis
    UAERegional Relations and Geopolitics

    The UAE and the Red Sea Security Crisis

    Feb 27, 2024Giorgio Cafiero

    Despite the Israeli war on Gaza killing nearly 30,000 Palestinians, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has clung to the Abraham Accords, which it signed with Israe…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantUS Foreign Policy

    US Troops to Stay in Syria and Iraq but Perhaps Not for Long

    In recent weeks, there have been meetings in Washington and in Baghdad about the presence in Iraq and Syria of US troops, whose official mandate is to aid loca…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantUS Foreign Policy

    US Troops to Stay in Syria and Iraq but Perhaps Not for Long

    In recent weeks, there have been meetings in Washington and in Baghdad about the presence in Iraq and Syria of US troops, whose official mandate is to aid loca…

  • Policy Analysis
    TurkeyRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Turkish-Gulf Relations in the Context of Regional Reconciliation

    Feb 14, 2024Salim Çevik

    Since 2021, Turkey has been resetting its policies in the Middle East and has started to reconcile with its rivals in the previous decade—Egypt, Israel, Saudi …

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arab WorldRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Important Considerations for the Middle East in 2024

    The October 7 Hamas attack on Israel and Israel’s subsequent invasion of the Gaza Strip will play a major role in shaping what unfolds in the Middle East in 20…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Egypt Muddles Through the Crisis in Gaza

    Dec 6, 2023Imad K. Harb

    Egypt has considered the Gaza Strip to be a soft underbelly since it ruled it prior to 1967, but also after it regained control of the Sinai Peninsula from Isr…

  • Policy Analysis
    SudanUS Foreign Policy

    The US and the Sudan Conflict: Motives and Ability to Influence Events

    Jun 27, 2023Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    The United States and Saudi Arabia announced on June 17, 2023 that both sides to the conflict in Sudan—the Sudanese Army Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support For…

  • Policy Analysis
    SudanConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Sudan Crisis: How Regional Actors’ Competing Interests Fuel the Conflict

    May 11, 2023Khalil Al-Anani

    The outbreak of military clashes between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which have resulted in the deaths of hundreds and t…

Multimedia

  • Event Video
    LebanonConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Lebanon’s Domestic and Regional Developments: A Conversation with MP Ibrahim Mneimneh.

    Mar 1, 2024

    On February 29, 2024, Arab Center Washington DC hosted Lebanese Member of Parliament Ibrahim Mneimneh to discuss Lebanon's domestic and regional policy in ligh…

  • Fresh Take
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Defunding UNRWA in Congress

    Mar 1, 2024

    Ethan Mayer-Rich discusses how Congress is authorizing aid to Ukraine and Israel while cutting it for Palestinians in Gaza and the Middle East.

  • Infographic
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    109 Members of Congress Have Called for a Ceasefire in Gaza.

    Feb 29, 2024

    Prominent members in both the House of Representatives and the Senate have called for a ceasefire in Gaza, a position the White House refuses to take, despite …

Op-eds & External Readings

Affiliated Centers and Projects

ACW is affiliated with the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) and its network of research centers around the world. Headquartered in Doha, Qatar, ACRPS is one of the premier independent research institutes in the Arab region.