Latest Publications

  • 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…

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

    The Palestinian misuse, and Zionist abuse, of the Holocaust

    Aug 18, 2022Marwan Bishara

    Both sides are guilty of invoking the Holocaust to justify their positions. Mahmoud Abbas is only the latest to do so. This article was published by Al Jazeera…

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

    Comparing the Palestinian and Irish-Catholic Struggles

    Aug 18, 2022Daoud Kuttab

    Daoud Kuttab compares Irish and Palestinian experiences with occupation and settlement, building on a remark made by President Biden during his July 2022 trip …

  • Policy Analysis
    US Foreign Policy

    Biden Fails to Undermine Russia and China in the Middle East

    Aug 17, 2022Charles W. Dunne

    Charles W. Dunne writes that President Biden’s July 2022 trip to the Middle East to reassert American supremacy in the region and among US allies ran into the …

Webinars & Events

  • Conferences
    Security and Defense

    Seventh Annual Conference: Security and Securitization in the Middle East and North Africa

    Oct 12-13, 2022 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

    Arab Center Washington DC is dedicating its seventh annual conference to the issue of securitization in the Middle East and North Africa, the growth of which h…

  • Featured Speakers
    SyriaIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    Governance and Territorial Fragmentation in Syria: Assessing the Humanitarian and Political Challenges

    Aug 2, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    The webinar features Abdurrahman Mustafa, Prime Minister of the Syrian Interim Government, discussing his government’s achievements and challenges. Other panel…

  • Panel Discussions
    US Foreign Policy

    Biden’s Trip to the Middle East: Objectives and Potential Outcomes

    Jul 14, 2022

    Experts examine the objectives, implications, and expected outcomes of President Biden's Middle East trip and whether his campaign promises of a foreign policy…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelEducation and Development

    International Aid to the Palestinians: Between Politicization and Development

    Aug 4, 2022Omar Shaban

    Following the signing of the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1993, an international conference was held in Washington …

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelSecurity and Defense

    A Developing Authoritarian-Israeli Nexus in the Middle East

    Aug 3, 2022Imad K. Harb

    Authoritarianism in the Arab world has assumed many shapes and shades in the decades since the end of formal European colonialism in the mid-twentieth century.…

  • Policy Analysis
    YemenConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Yemen’s Prospects for Unity Are Uncertain after Many Years of War

    Jul 28, 2022Afrah Nasser

    In 2018, the United Nations Security Council’s Panel of Experts on Yemen suggested that the Yemeni State had begun to fragment as a result of a conflict that i…

  • Policy Analysis
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    US Diplomacy with Iran Is Needed to Achieve Security in the Middle East

    Jul 28, 2022Daniel Brumberg

    Now that President Joe Biden has completed his trip to the Middle East, his administration will likely make one last bid to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, …

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Iraq-Jordan-Egypt Entente Moves Ahead Despite the GCC’s Shadow

    In recent years, Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan have come together to form a sort of alliance based on shared security, political, and economic interests. Since 2019,…

  • Policy Analysis
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Tunisia’s New Constitution Will Hasten the Country’s Transition to Autocracy

    Jul 14, 2022Daniel Brumberg

    The gathering storm provoked by Tunisian President Kais Saied’s attempt to forge a new political system could reach a critical moment on July 25. On that day T…

  • 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…


  • Podcast
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    The Murder of Shireen Abu Akleh and the Quest for Accountability

    Aug 5, 2022

    Laila Al-Arian and Yousef Munayyer discuss the response by the White House and US media outlets to Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing. Al-Arian is an American Emmy-aw…

  • Podcast
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Where Does Tunisian’s Democratic Experiment Go from Here?

    Aug 2, 2022

    Sarah Yerkes and Yousef Munayyer discuss Kais Saied’s efforts to change Tunisia’s constitution and consolidate his power. Yerkes is a senior fellow in the Carn…

  • Event Video
    SyriaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Governance and Territorial Fragmentation in Syria: Assessing the Humanitarian and Political Challenges

    Aug 2, 2022

    On August 2, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted a webinar titled “Governance and Territorial Fragmentation in Syria: Assessing the Humanitarian and Politic…

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.