Latest Publications

  • Viewpoint
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Desperately Seeking Support for Biden’s Plan on Gaza

    Jun 18, 2024Khalil E. Jahshan

    Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken just concluded another intensive diplomatic trip to the Middle East, his eighth to the region since the beginning of the G…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    US Foreign Policy

    Blinken Departs Middle East Without Ceasefire Agreement

    Jun 17, 2024Ethan Mayer-Rich

    After intensive meetings with Arab and Israeli officials, Secretary of State Antony Blinken returned from his June 10-12 trip to the region without reaching a …

  • Viewpoint
    Palestine/IsraelDemocracy and Governance

    Netanyahu’s Government after Gantz’s Resignation: Shaky Ground or Sticking Around?

    Jun 13, 2024Yousef Munayyer

    Benny Gantz resigned from Israel’s war cabinet because of differences with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the conduct of the war on Gaza.

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Israel’s Lost Deterrence and the Coming Conflict with Hezbollah

    Jun 12, 2024Patricia Karam

    As the two countries inch closer to all-out war, the coming months may be the most dangerous time in Lebanon’s history.

Webinars & Events

  • Webinar
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Biden’s Latest Peace Plan for Gaza: Impediments and Prospects

    Jun 13, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Experts discuss President Biden's recent proposal for a ceasefire and an end to the war on Gaza.

  • Webinar
    Media and Technology

    The Threats of AI and Disinformation in Times of Global Crises

    May 29, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

    Experts discuss the roles and threats of emerging technologies during major global crises.

  • Conferences
    Palestine/IsraelMedia and Technology

    Covering Palestine: A Shireen Abu Akleh Memorial Symposium

    May 9, 2024

    Experts focus on the challenges of covering Palestine. The panels in this conference will focus on both the journalists at risk on the ground as well as an ass…

From our Affiliates

  • From our Affiliates
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Will Disagreements over the Day after the War on Gaza Shatter the Netanyahu Government?

    May 28, 2024Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    Disagreements between members of Israel’s ruling coalition, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have worsened in recent weeks after Benny Gantz threatene…

  • From our Affiliates
    Palestine/IsraelProtests and Activism

    On Antisemitism and the Student Protests

    May 23, 2024Azmi Bishara

    An Israeli sociologist counts herself among the peace camp and yet considers student anti-war protests to be motivated by deep-seated Christian antisemitism or…

  • From our Affiliates
    Saudi ArabiaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Determinants of Saudi Arabia’s Response to the Gaza War

    May 22, 2024Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    Following Hamas’s “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood” on October 7, Saudi Arabia publicly criticized Israel’s actions in Gaza and blamed it for escalating tensions, desp…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelProtests and Activism

    Pro-Palestine Campus Encampments and Israel’s Targeting of American Students

    Jun 7, 2024Heba Gowayed

    On at least 80 college and university campuses across the United States, students formed encampments demanding that their universities disclose their investmen…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Isolating Gaza from the World: Humanitarian Implications of Israel’s Seizure of Rafah

    Jun 6, 2024Yara M. Asi

    Prior to the fall of 2023, Rafah was a relatively unknown city in the already poorly understood Gaza Strip, especially to much of the world outside of the Midd…

  • Policy Analysis
    UAERegional Relations and Geopolitics

    UAE Restricts US Military Strikes from Its Territory

    Fearing an attack by Iran or its allied militias in the region, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has restricted US military aircraft from targeting these proxy g…

  • From our Affiliates
    Saudi ArabiaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Determinants of Saudi Arabia’s Response to the Gaza War

    May 22, 2024Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    Following Hamas’s “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood” on October 7, Saudi Arabia publicly criticized Israel’s actions in Gaza and blamed it for escalating tensions, desp…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Normalization Survives Despite the Gaza War

    Jan 11, 2024Imad K. Harb

    The current Israeli war on Gaza, now well into its fourth deadly month, has cast a calamitous shadow over the lives of Palestinians and Israelis, as well as ov…

  • 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
    North AfricaSecurity and Defense

    The Fate of the Wagner Group in Syria, Libya, and Sudan

    The failed mutiny by Yevgeny Prigozhin has put the fate of his Wagner Group doubt, not only in Ukraine but in several Arab states as well.

  • 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…

Multimedia

  • Fresh Take
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Key Questions Regarding Biden’s Ceasefire Proposal

    Jun 5, 2024

    Khalil E. Jahshan poses important questions regarding President Biden's recent proposal to end the war on Gaza.

  • Fresh Take
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfClimate and Environment

    Climate Change in the MENA Region: Rising Risks of Drought and Flooding

    Jun 3, 2024

    Karim Elgendy discusses the extreme climate events that Gulf countries have been experiencing recently.

  • Fresh Take
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    The Sullivan Mission: Attempting to Revive Normalization in the Middle East

    May 24, 2024

    Khalil E. Jahshan discusses Jake Sullivan's attempt to revive normalization in the Middle East and convince #Israel to wind down the war on #Gaza.

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.