Latest Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Middle East Leaders Contend with Strains in an Evolving Regional Entente

    May 13, 2022Daniel Brumberg

    In its unfolding bid to expand ties with Middle East governments, Israel must grapple with a basic challenge: how to ensure that events in the Palestinian-Isra…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Israel and the US Visa Waiver Program: Not a Done Deal

    May 12, 2022Yousef Munayyer

    Israel has long sought entry into the United States Visa Waiver Program (VWP) with limited success, despite years of efforts and the close strategic and bilate…

  • Viewpoint
    LebanonDemocracy and Governance

    Lebanon’s Voters Would Do Well to Support the Forces of Change

    May 10, 2022Imad K. Harb

    On May 15, resident Lebanese go to the polls to elect a new 128-member parliament to replace the one elected four years ago. Given the right to vote in 2018, e…

  • Washington Policy Weekly

    Washington Policy Weekly

    May 9, 2022Imad K. Harb Peyton Dashiell

    The Senate’s Judiciary Committee passed the No Oil Producing or Exporting Cartels Act by a vote of 17 to 4. The bill seeks to limit the ability of such interna…

Webinars & Events

  • Panel Discussions
    LebanonDemocracy and Governance

    Lebanon in Crisis: Hard Realities and Recommendations for a Way Forward

    May 12, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    This webinar analyzes the different aspects of political, economic, and social life in Lebanon today and seeks to answer some fundamental and serious questions…

  • Panel Discussions
    Climate and Environment

    The Impact of Climate Change and Environmental Injustice in the Middle East and North Africa: What Should be Done?

    Apr 28, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    This webinar discusses the impact of climate change and environmental injustice in the Middle East and North Africa including the current and projected future …

  • Keynote Conversations
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    The International Human Rights Community and Israeli Crimes of Apartheid

    Apr 21, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

    A special conversation with United Nations Special Rapporteur S. Michael Lynk on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Israel Is Stepping Closer to Controlling al-Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem

    May 3, 2022Jonathan Kuttab

    Jonathan Kuttab examines the current conditions on Jerusalem’s al-Haram al-Sharif where Israeli authorities and settlers are trying to change the status quo go…

  • Policy Analysis
    JordanDemocracy and Governance

    Royal Rifts and Other Challenges in Jordan

    Apr 14, 2022Curtis Ryan

    Jordan’s former crown prince, Hamza bin Al Hussein, posted a rare message on social media in early April 2022, announcing that he was relinquishing his royal t…

  • Policy Analysis
    Saudi ArabiaReligion and Politics

    The Evolving Relationship Between Religion and Politics in Saudi Arabia

    Apr 20, 2022Jon Hoffman

    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MbS) rise to power has resulted in what are arguably some of the most significant political transformations …

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Iraq Awaits the End of Its Political Deadlock

    Apr 18, 2022Rend Al-Rahim

    In Iraq’s parliamentary elections last October, the Sadrist Movement led by the Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr emerged as the largest bloc with 73 seats. Its clos…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptThe War in Ukraine

    Russia’s War on Ukraine: Egypt’s Limited Room for Maneuver

    Apr 6, 2022Khalil Al-Anani

    The Russian war on Ukraine will have significant impacts on countries in the Middle East, ranging from strategic realignments to energy security and food suppl…

  • Policy Analysis
    LibyaDemocracy and Governance

    Libya: A Return to Uncertainty

    Mar 16, 2022Imad K. Harb

    It appears that all bets are off in Libya. Elections that were scheduled for last December were postponed as competing institutions and individuals interpret p…

  • Policy Analysis
    SudanRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Sudan Coup: The Regional Interference behind a Faltering Transition

    Dec 11, 2021Khalil Al-Anani

    On October 25, 2021, Sudan’s General Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan staged a coup, declared a state of emergency, dissolved the power-sharing Sovereign Council, sacked…

  • Policy Analysis
    SudanUS Foreign Policy

    Biden’s Chameleon-like Policy in the MENA Region

    Nov 3, 2021Imad K. Harb

    Having invested time, effort, and treasure in helping to sustain the 2019 political agreement between the Sudanese military and the civilian Forces of Freedom …


  • Expert Interview
    Palestine/IsraelDemocracy and Governance

    The Bennett Coalition Crisis in Israel: Political Context, Local and Regional Implications

    Apr 12, 2022

    Mairav Zonszein, Mohanad Mustafa, and Khalil E. Jahshan discuss the crisis facing the Naftali Bennett government after the defection of Yamina Knesset member I…

  • Event Video
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    The Practical Dimension of The Struggle for Equality by Palestinian Citizens in Israel

    Mar 23, 2022

    Arab Center Washington DC hosted Sami Abu Shahadeh, Palestinian Knesset Member (BALAD/Joint List), for a luncheon during his visit to the Washington DC in Marc…

  • Podcast
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    A Palestinian Critique of Amnesty’s Apartheid Report

    Mar 18, 2022

    About the PodcastRania Muhareb and Yousef Munayyer discuss the Amnesty International report on Israeli apartheid from a Palestinian point of view. Muhareb is a…

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