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Webinars & Events

  • Webinar
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Unpacking Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: Significance, Outcomes, and Implications

    Oct 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Arab Center Washington DC organized a webinar to discuss the results of the Iraqi parliamentary elections of 2021 and their local, regional, and international …

  • Webinar
    Lebanon

    Will Miqati’s New Government Be Able to Deliver for Lebanon?

    Sep 28, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

    Miqati’s government has the Herculean task of correcting the course of Lebanon to prevent the full collapse of its political, economic, social, and security in…

  • Conferences
    US Foreign Policy

    US Policy and Global Competition in the Middle East

    Sep 14-17, 2021 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM ET

    As the United States prepares to scale back its involvement in the Middle East, global powers such as Russia and China are working to increase their influence …

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Latest Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonDemocracy and Governance

    Foreign Influence in Lebanon and the Third Miqati Premiership

    Oct 13, 2021Joe Macaron

    For the third time in 16 years, Prime Minister Najib Miqati comes to office as a consensus candidate in a country with deep divisions within the Lebanese polit…

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonEnergy and Economics

    The Conflicted Role of Lebanon’s Central Bank

    Oct 12, 2021Sabine Kik

    Over the past few decades, public debt, sectarian nepotism, and fixed exchange rates have been three significant challenges to the Lebanese economy; albeit the…

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  • Video
    Democracy and Governance

    How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

    Jun 11, 2020

    Imad K. Harb interviewed Elizabeth F. Thompson, the Mohamed S. Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace, School of International Service, and Professor of History at Ameri…

  • Video
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Threat of Israeli Annexation: Regional and International Implications

    Jun 3, 2020

    On June 3, 2020, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) held a virtual event in cooperation with the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) titled “The Threat of Israe…

  • Video
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Expected Fallout of Israel’s Annexation Plans

    May 27, 2020

    Yousef Munayyer, Zaha Hassan, and Daniel Levy discuss Israel's plans to annex Palestinians land in the West Bank and the expected fallout.

  • Video
    YemenConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Saudi Involvement in Yemen: Past Thinking and Current Regrets

    May 26, 2020

    Dr. Imad K. Harb, Director or Research and Analysis at Arab Center Washington DC, spoke with Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Fellow for the Middle East at Rice …

  • Event Video
    Global Health and Health Policy

    The Prospects for Developing an Effective Vaccine for COVID-19: When and How?

    May 21, 2020Khalil E. Jahshan

    This webinar focuses on the prospects of developing a vaccine for the coronavirus and the expected time frame for it to become available for distribution to th…

  • Event Video
    Global Health and Health Policy

    International Law, WHO, and COVID-19: The Politics of Global Pandemic Response

    May 14, 2020Jonathan Kuttab

    On May 13, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted a virtual briefing titled “International Law, WHO, and COVID-19: The Politics of Global Pandemic Response.” H…

  • Event Video
    Energy and Economics

    Arab Economies Post COVID-19: Prospects, Recovery Efforts, and Recommended Measures

    May 13, 2020Khalil E. Jahshan

    On May 6, 2020, Arab Center Washington DC Executive Director Khalil E. Jahshan conducted an interview with Dr. Jihad Azour, Director of the International Monet…

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

    COVID-19 under Apartheid

    Apr 30, 2020Yousef Munayyer

    On April 30, 2020, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted a webinar on “COVID-19 under Apartheid.” The speakers were Diana Buttu, a Palestinian-Canadian lawyer…

  • Event Video
    Energy and Economics

    The Oil Market and the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the Arab World

    Apr 22, 2020Khalil E. Jahshan

    On April 22, 2020, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) held a webinar titled “The Oil Market and the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the Arab World.” Speakers were …

  • Expert Interview
    Palestine/IsraelReligion; Political Islam

    Church Activism and Middle East Peace in the Shadow of COVID-19

    Apr 21, 2020Jonathan Kuttab

    A conversation with Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace, regarding church activism during the coronavirus pandemic.…

  • Event Video
    Conflicts and Conflict Resolution

    COVID-19 and Conflicts in the Arab World

    Apr 16, 2020Tamara Kharroub

    On April 16, 2020, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) sponsored an expert panel to discuss the topic, “COVID-19 and Conflicts in the Arab World: A Closer Look at …

  • Expert Interview
    Palestine/IsraelDemocracy and Governance

    Facing COVID-19 in Palestine

    Apr 3, 2020Yousef Munayyer

    ACW's Yousef Munayyer interviewed Gaza epidemiologist Dr. Yehia Abed regarding the effects of the coronavirus epidemic on the Palestinian healthcare system, sp…

  • Expert Interview
    Democracy and Governance

    COVID-19: A Cudgel for Middle East Authoritarians

    Apr 2, 2020Charles W. Dunne

    Charles W. Dunne, Khalil E. Jahshan, and Imad K. Harb discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has affected authoritarian regimes in the Middle East.

  • "In 2 Minutes" Series
    Palestine/IsraelGlobal Health and Health Policy

    In 2 Minutes: Corona-politics in Israel

    Mar 25, 2020Khalil E. Jahshan

    In 2 Minutes video series: Khalil E. Jahshan discusses Corona-politics in Israel

  • "In 2 Minutes" Series
    Saudi ArabiaDemocracy and Governance

    In 2 Minutes: Mohammed bin Salman’s Royal Crackdown

    Mar 19, 2020Imad K. Harb

    In 2 Minutes video series: Imad K. Harb discusses Mohammed bin Salman's Royal Crackdown

  • Expert Interview
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Iraq Today and Future Prospects

    Mar 19, 2020

    Imad K. Harb interviews Abbas Kadhim discussing Iraq today and future prospects.

  • Event Video
    Palestine/IsraelDemocracy and Governance

    Israel’s Parliamentary Elections: Domestic and Regional Implications

    Mar 5, 2020

    Arab Center Washington DC held a conversation with Dr. Hanna Swaid, former Member of the Israeli Knesset (2006-2015), regarding the domestic and regional impli…

  • Event Video
    SyriaInternational Law

    Accountability in Syria: Achieving Transitional Justice in a Postconflict Society

    Feb 5, 2020Radwan Ziadeh

    On February 5, 2020, Arab Center Washington DC held a panel discussion on the challenges of achieving transitional justice in Syria. Panelists included Mai El-…

  • Event Video
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Trump, Netanyahu, and Middle East Peace Processing

    Arab Center Washington DC held a briefing to discuss the announcement of the Trump Administration's Middle East Peace plan also known as the "Deal of the Centu…

  • "In 2 Minutes" Series
    LebanonProtests and Activism

    In 2 Minutes: The Hassan Diab Government and the Lebanon Protests

    Jan 28, 2020Imad K. Harb

    Imad K. Harb comments on the new Lebanese government headed by Hassan Diab and the future of Lebanon protests.

Current Openings FTE

Current Openings

Fellow for US Government Affairs

Arab Center Washington DC is hiring a Fellow for US Government Affairs, based in Washington, DC, on a full-time basis.

The Fellow for US Government Affairs will monitor activities in the three branches of the US government (Congress, the White House and Executive Branch, and the Judicial Branch) and prepare a weekly report (Washington Policy Weekly) of all activities pertaining to the Middle East. The fellow will provide Arab Center executives and researchers with daily analyses of legislative and policy issues related to US policy in the Middle East. S/he will initiate and maintain regular contact and professional relationships with relevant congressional staff serving on the foreign affairs committees and other committees or subcommittees dealing with Arab world and Middle East issues as well as with federal government employees at relevant agencies and departments.

Deadline: August 31, 2021.
Salary commensurate with experience.

Horizontal Tabs - Regions

  • Viewpoint
    LebanonIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    Lebanon Courts Civil War, Again

    Oct 14, 2021Imad K. Harb

    Once again, Lebanon teeters on the abyss of a civil war, this time over conflicts related to the investigation into the disastrous August 4, 2020 explosion at …

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonDemocracy and Governance

    Foreign Influence in Lebanon and the Third Miqati Premiership

    Oct 13, 2021Joe Macaron

    For the third time in 16 years, Prime Minister Najib Miqati comes to office as a consensus candidate in a country with deep divisions within the Lebanese polit…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    The Erbil Conference: Iraq Rejects Normalizing with Israel

    On September 24th, some 300 Iraqi tribal and political leaders, mostly from Iraq’s six Sunni-majority governorates, met at a conference in Erbil, capital of th…

  • Video
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    A Conversation between Mawlawi Muttaqi and Sultan Barakat

    Oct 11, 2021

    Our colleagues at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies hosted the Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan. Listen to the conversation.

  • From our Affiliates
    LibyaDemocracy and Governance

    Libyan Parliament’s New Election Law: Terms and Implications

    Oct 13, 2021Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    The Libyan parliament met on Monday 4 October in Tobruk to pass a law on legislative elections, less than one month after passing a law on the election of the …

  • Policy Analysis
    Tunisia

    Saied’s New Decree Deepens Tunisia’s Crisis

    Oct 7, 2021Daniel Brumberg

    Two telling events unfolded in Tunisia on October 3rd. The first was a demonstration by thousands of flag-waving citizens proclaiming their support for Preside…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptEnergy and Economics

    Will Egypt Live with GERD as a Bitter Reality?

    Aug 19, 2021Khalil Al-Anani

    On July 19, Ethiopia announced that it had completed the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). This unilateral step had been rejected b…

  • Policy Analysis
    SomaliaDemocracy and Governance

    Many Challenges to Address as Somalis Go to the Polls

    Jul 19, 2021Imad K. Harb

    The recent agreement on Somali presidential and parliamentary elections is a good but insufficient sign that Somalia’s many antagonists will allow the credible…

Affiliated Centers

Homepage – Levant Feed

  • Viewpoint
    LebanonIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    Lebanon Courts Civil War, Again

    Oct 14, 2021Imad K. Harb

    Once again, Lebanon teeters on the abyss of a civil war, this time over conflicts related to the investigation into the disastrous August 4, 2020 explosion at …

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonDemocracy and Governance

    Foreign Influence in Lebanon and the Third Miqati Premiership

    Oct 13, 2021Joe Macaron

    For the third time in 16 years, Prime Minister Najib Miqati comes to office as a consensus candidate in a country with deep divisions within the Lebanese polit…

Homepage – North Africa Feed

  • From our Affiliates
    LibyaDemocracy and Governance

    Libyan Parliament’s New Election Law: Terms and Implications

    Oct 13, 2021Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    The Libyan parliament met on Monday 4 October in Tobruk to pass a law on legislative elections, less than one month after passing a law on the election of the …

  • Policy Analysis
    Tunisia

    Saied’s New Decree Deepens Tunisia’s Crisis

    Oct 7, 2021Daniel Brumberg

    Two telling events unfolded in Tunisia on October 3rd. The first was a demonstration by thousands of flag-waving citizens proclaiming their support for Preside…

Homepage – The Arabian Peninsula and The Gulf Feed

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    The Erbil Conference: Iraq Rejects Normalizing with Israel

    On September 24th, some 300 Iraqi tribal and political leaders, mostly from Iraq’s six Sunni-majority governorates, met at a conference in Erbil, capital of th…

  • Video
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    A Conversation between Mawlawi Muttaqi and Sultan Barakat

    Oct 11, 2021

    Our colleagues at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies hosted the Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan. Listen to the conversation.

Homepage – The Horn of Africa Feed

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptEnergy and Economics

    Will Egypt Live with GERD as a Bitter Reality?

    Aug 19, 2021Khalil Al-Anani

    On July 19, Ethiopia announced that it had completed the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). This unilateral step had been rejected b…

  • Policy Analysis
    SomaliaDemocracy and Governance

    Many Challenges to Address as Somalis Go to the Polls

    Jul 19, 2021Imad K. Harb

    The recent agreement on Somali presidential and parliamentary elections is a good but insufficient sign that Somalia’s many antagonists will allow the credible…

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Affiliated Centers

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.