Latest Publications

  • 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…

  • From our Affiliates
    The War in Ukraine

    The European Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

    Jun 29, 2022Ahmed Qasem Hussein

    European-Russian relations reflect a close interweaving of interests. No analysis of European security is complete without a close look at Russia’s role and in…

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    Iraq’s Opposition Builds a Blueprint for Dismantling a Corrupt Sectarian System

    Jun 28, 2022Zahraa Alribeawi

    Iraqi politicians’ continued failure to form a functioning government calls for a reexamination of the country’s current political system, al-muhasasa al-ta'if…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelDemocracy and Governance

    Here We Go Again: Israeli Government Collapses

    Jun 28, 2022Yousef Munayyer

    The Israeli Knesset once again voted to dissolve itself, setting the stage for new elections this fall, which will be the country’s fifth in just three years. …

Webinars & Events

  • Panel Discussions
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Unraveling the Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh: The Issue of Accountability

    Jun 30, 2022

    The webinar discusses the findings of existing investigations and debates whether they can lead to accountability and the protection of journalists and of pres…

  • Panel Discussions
    EgyptEnergy and Economics

    Egypt’s Uncertain Future: Political, Economic, and Human Rights Challenges

    Jun 23, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Egypt today is facing unprecedented political, economic, and social challenges that are due to both internal and external factors. Since the 2013 coup and the …

  • Panel Discussions
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    The Future of Tunisian Democracy: US Policy and Tunisia’s Current Political Crisis

    Jun 2, 2022

    The webinar discusses the future of democracy and governance in Tunisia, the status of the country's political crisis, and recommendations for US policy.

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelEnergy and Economics

    The Flaws and Failings of the World Bank’s Research on the Palestinian Economy

    Jun 21, 2022Ibrahim Shikaki

    A recent World Bank report on the Palestinian economy once again demonstrates that most research produced by international financial institutions on this topic…

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaThe War in Ukraine

    The Ukraine Crisis Further Complicates Foreign Intervention in Syria

    Despite early assessments that Russia would begin drawing down its military forces in Syria due to its need for more troops in the Ukraine invasion, it appears…

  • Policy Analysis
    TurkeyRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Turkish Reasons for a Rapprochement with Saudi Arabia

    Jun 2, 2022Mustafa Gurbuz

    Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan did not hide his main demand when he buried the case of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who was killed o…

  • Policy Analysis
    Saudi ArabiaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Saudi Reasons for a Rapprochement with Turkey

    Reports that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may be planning to visit Turkey as part of an international trip in June, one of his first outside …

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Gulf Countries’ Aid to Egypt: It Is Politics, Not the Economy, Stupid!

    May 5, 2022Khalil Al-Anani

    On April 4, 2022, Gulf Arab countries pledged $22 billion to help Egypt avert a currency crisis resulting from the Russian war on Ukraine. The Egyptian pound l…

  • Policy Analysis
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Kais Saied Continues His Assault on the Tunisian State

    Apr 8, 2022Daniel Brumberg

    It is difficult to say whether Tunisian President Kais Saied’s March 30 announcement that he is dissolving the country’s parliament represents a turning point …

  • 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…

  • Viewpoint
    SudanDemocracy and Governance

    Sudan’s Revolution Must Be Allowed to Continue

    Jan 4, 2022Imad K. Harb

    In a move that reflected his failure to garner the support of the Sudanese public, Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok submitted his resignation on January 2…

Multimedia

  • Expert Interview
    IranSecurity and Defense

    Will the Qatar Talks Produce a Nuclear Deal with Iran?

    Jun 28, 2022

    Barbara Slavin and Imad K. Harb discuss the upcoming talks on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal which are set to resume this week in Doha. Slavin is the dire…

  • Podcast
    Palestine/IsraelProtests and Activism

    Boycott and Repression

    Jun 6, 2022

    Julia Bacha and Yousef Munayyer discuss the new film titled "Boycott," which explores the legal challenges faced by Americans who are asked to sign anti-BDS pl…

  • Event Video
    Tunisia

    The Future of Tunisian Democracy: US Policy and Tunisia’s Current Political Crisis

    Jun 2, 2022

    The webinar discusses the future of democracy and governance in Tunisia, the status of the country's political crisis, and recommendations for US policy.

Affiliated Centers and Projects

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