Latest Publications

  • Washington Policy Weekly

    Washington Policy Weekly: Netanyahu to Address Congress

    Jul 22, 2024Ethan Mayer-Rich

    Speaker Mike Johnson threatened to have lawmakers arrested if they “get out of hand” during the Netanyahu's speech before Congress.

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    An Unwinnable Battle of Narratives in Lebanon Regarding War with Israel

    Jul 19, 2024Patricia Karam

    Hezbollah’s decision on war against Israel has attracted both support and objection from different political factions in Lebanon and helped lead to escalating …

  • Policy Analysis
    US Domestic Politics and Elections

    Expert Perspectives on the Assassination Attempt on Trump

    The assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump’s life on July 13 may very well have an impact on the upcoming presidential election. According to p…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    If Biden Drops Out, Where Do Democrats Go on Israel-Gaza War?

    Jul 17, 2024Ethan Mayer-Rich

    On the heels of a disappointing presidential debate performance, much has been made of whether the Democratic Party will replace Joe Biden on the ticket this N…

Webinars & Events

  • Webinar
    Security and Defense

    Arms Transfers to MENA: Data Trends and Implications for Human Rights and Security

    Jul 23, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Experts discuss arms transfers to MENA and their implications for human rights, humanitarian conditions, and international law.

  • Webinar

    The Looming Israel-Hezbollah War: Prospects, Deterrence, and Impacts

    Jul 11, 2024

    Experts discuss the escalation on the Israel-Lebanon border and the potential for an all-out war.

  • Webinar
    Palestine/IsraelInternational Law

    Israel’s Global Isolation: International Decisions in the Wake of the Gaza War

    Jun 27, 2024

    Experts discuss Israel's international isolation in the wake of its assault on Gaza and the genocidal crimes it has committed in the Strip.

From our Affiliates

  • From our Affiliates
    Saudi ArabiaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Saudi-Iranian Reconciliation: Limits and Opportunities

    Jul 16, 2024Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    The most important factor driving Iran’s pursuit of reconciliation with the kingdom was the Islamic Republic’s difficult economic situation, made worse by Amer…

  • From our Affiliates
    US Domestic Politics and Elections

    The Biden-Trump Presidential Debate: Implications and Prospects

    Jul 4, 2024Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    On Thursday, June 27, 2024, US President and Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden and former President and Republican Party nominee Donald Trump held their first…

  • 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…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelGlobal Health and Health Policy

    The Lancet and Genocide By “Slow Death” in Gaza

    Jul 12, 2024John Quigley

    A recent survey of Middle East scholars found that most regard Israel’s actions in Gaza since October 2023 either as “genocide” (34 percent) or as “major war c…

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Lebanon Needs Help in Dealing with Its Syrian Refugees

    Jul 10, 2024Imad K. Harb

    The dangerous saber-rattling and bloody confrontations between Hezbollah and Israel have partly obscured serious domestic challenges facing Lebanon and the car…

  • Policy Analysis
    KuwaitDemocracy and Governance

    The Supremacy of Executive Power in Kuwait

    Two decades of political turbulence in Kuwait came to a head on the evening of May 10 when Emir Mishal al-Ahmad Al-Sabah announced he was suspending the Nation…

  • Policy Analysis
    IranDemocracy and Governance

    Will Ebrahim Raisi’s Death Help Ultra-Hardliners ‘Make Iran Great Again’?

    May 31, 2024Daniel Brumberg

    The May 19 deaths of President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a fiery helicopter crash has created a challenge that Iran’s lead…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Egypt, the Gaza War, and Fears of Another Nakba

    Feb 7, 2024Charles W. Dunne

    Like most Arab countries, Egypt was stunned by the conflagration ignited by last October’s Hamas attack inside southern Israel and subsequent Israeli onslaught…

  • 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
    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…


  • Fresh Take
    US Domestic Politics and Elections

    The Trump Assassination Attempt and Political Violence in America

    Jul 19, 2024

    Khalil E. Jahshan discusses the assassination attempt on Donald Trump as well as political and gun violence in America.

  • Podcast
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    The West Bank in the Crosshairs

    Jul 16, 2024

    Mariam Barghouti and Yousef Munayyer discuss the dangerous situation in the West Bank, as well as how Palestinians are experiencing an unprecedented rise in Is…

  • Expert Interview
    IranDemocracy and Governance

    Implications of Iran’s Presidential Elections

    Jul 8, 2024

    Daniel Brumberg and Imad K. Harb discuss the results and implications of Iran's recent presidential elections and President Masoud Pezeshkian's agenda.

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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.