Latest Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Iraqi Prime Minister al-Sudani Upstages His Benefactors in the Coordination Framework

    Jan 31, 2023Rend Al-Rahim

    Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani, who was sworn in on October 27, 2022, has nearly completed the first 100 days of his tenure. In this short perio…

  • Washington Policy Weekly

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Jan 30, 2023Douglas Christensen Salmah Elmasry

    Representatives introduced H.R.506, the Holding Accountable Russian Mercenaries (HARM) Act. The bill, if passed and signed into law, would require the State De…

  • External Readings
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Apocalypse in Palestine: The rise of Israeli fanaticism

    Jan 30, 2023Marwan Bishara

    Say what you may about Israel’s ruling fanatics but listen carefully to what they say. Unlike their coalition partner, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, they …

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Egypt’s Strategic Partnership with China: Opportunities and Implications

    Jan 27, 2023Khalil Al-Anani

    On December 8, 2022, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of the inaugural China-Ar…

Webinars & Events

  • Panel Discussions
    The Arab WorldPublic Opinion

    The Findings of the 2022 Arab Opinion Index

    Jan 19, 2023 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET

    Experts discuss the finding of the 2022 Arab Opinion Index, including public sentiment on normalization and US foreign policy regarding Palestine. The 2022 Ara…

  • Webinar
    Media and Technology

    The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism in the Arab World: Surveillance, Censorship, and Disinformation Warfare

    Dec 13, 2022

    Experts discuss the rise of digital authoritarianism in the Arab world and the alarming information crisis the region is currently facing.

  • Webinar
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Iraq at a Crossroads: Challenges and Prospects Facing the New Government

    Dec 1, 2022

    Experts discuss the future of the new Iraqi government, challenges facing the country, and the impact of Prime Minister al-Sudani's government on regional and …

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Israel’s Governance of the Bedouin in the Naqab

    Jan 12, 2023Morad Elsana

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just formed the most radical right-wing government in the country’s history, even while personally facing charges…

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonEnergy and Economics

    Lebanon’s Politicians Are Incapable of Productive Dialogue

    Jan 12, 2023Halim Shebaya

    Lebanon has now entered the fourth year of its devastating economic crisis and collapse, with no end in sight and no hint regarding the possible launch of a re…

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Depoliticizing Iraq-Gulf Relations Through Soccer

    Jan 11, 2023Zeidon Alkinani

    Iraq is defying its reputation and fighting against all odds in its attempt to depoliticize its regional image through the use of soccer. Between January 6 and…

  • Policy Analysis
    QatarRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Qatar’s Successful World Cup Signals a New Era in the Gulf and Beyond

    The 22nd FIFA Men’s World Cup came to an end in Doha, Qatar on December 18 with one of the most thrilling finals in the nearly century-long history of the comp…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arab WorldThe War in Ukraine

    Arab and Israeli Positions on Ukraine War Continue to Frustrate the US

    Jan 18, 2023Charles W. Dunne

    The positions taken by many governments in the Middle East have proven a notable exception to the global groundswell of support for Kyiv.

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arab WorldUS Foreign Policy

    The Biden Administration and the Middle East in 2023

    The first two years of the Biden administration, although short, have offered insight into the ways in which the reality of governing can clash with declared h…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptEnergy and Economics

    The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Limited Options for a Resolution

    Sep 16, 2022Khalil Al-Anani

    On August 12, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that his country has now completed the third filling of the reservoir behind its controversial Gran…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Horn of AfricaGlobal Health and Health Policy

    Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation in the MENA Region

    Jul 1, 2022Yara M. Asi

    On June 20, 2022, Egyptian college student Naira Ashraf was beaten and murdered by a man who had harassed and stalked her for years, despite her repeated rejec…

Multimedia

  • Podcast
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    How Will American Jews React to Israel’s Far Right Government?

    Jan 25, 2023

    Peter Beinart and Yousef Munayyer discuss the impact of Israel’s new government on the Jewish American community in the United States. Beinart is Professor of …

  • Book Review
    Palestine/IsraelMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Fugitive Dreams: Chronicles of Occupation and Resistance

    Jan 25, 2023

    Khalil E. Jahshan interviews Ramsey Hanhan to discuss his recent book, Fugitive Dreams: Chronicles of Occupation and Resistance, a slightly fictionalized liter…

  • Event Video
    The Arab WorldPublic Opinion

    The Findings of the 2022 Arab Opinion Index

    Jan 19, 2023

    Experts discuss the finding of the 2022 Arab Opinion Index, including public sentiment on normalization with Israel, US foreign policy regarding Palestine, Ara…

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