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  • 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…

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    IranRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Cancelled: Iran and the Regional Order

    Jul 21, 2022

    This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please stay tuned for future events on Iran and the region.

  • 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…

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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…

  • 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 …

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    LibyaDemocracy and Governance

    Libya’s Upcoming Elections and Prospects for Democratic Transition

    Dec 16, 2021

    On December 16, 2021, Arab Center Washington DC held a webinar to discuss the upcoming elections in Libya. Panelists included Tim Eaton, Anas El Gomati, Zahra’…

  • Event Video
    Democracy and Governance

    Democracy First in the Arab World

    Dec 9, 2021

    Prominent Arab figures have called on democratic governments to stop supporting authoritarian regimes in the Arab World, and instead support the peoples’ right…

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

    The Political and Legal Implications of Israel’s Crackdown on Palestinian NGOs

    Nov 18, 2021

    On November 18, 2021, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted a webinar titled “The Political and Legal Implications of Israel’s Crackdown on Palestinian NGOs.”…

  • Expert Interview
    SudanDemocracy and Governance

    Political Turmoil in Sudan: A Conversation with Dr. Abdelwahab El-Affendi

    Nov 4, 2021

    ACW Executive Director Khalil E. Jahshan and Dr. Abdelwahab El-Affendi discuss the current political crisis in Sudan which started when the military deposed th…

  • Event Video
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

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

    Oct 13, 2021

    On October 13, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted a virtual panel titled “Unpacking Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: Significance, Outcomes, and Implication…

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    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.

  • Event Video
    LebanonEnergy and Economics

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

    Sep 29, 2021

    On September 28, 2021, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) presented a webinar titled “Will Miqati’s Government Be Able to Deliver for Lebanon?” Speakers were Patr…

  • Event Video
    Iran

    US Policy on Iran

    Sep 17, 2021

    The final session of our sixth annual conference focuses on US policy toward Iran and the future of the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Acti…

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    Palestine/Israel

    US Policy on Palestine

    Sep 17, 2021

    The fifth session of our sixth annual conference was dedicated to discussing US policy toward Palestine and Israel, with a special focus on the Biden Administr…

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    US Foreign Policy

    US Policy Objectives in the Middle East: Official American Perspective

    Sep 17, 2021

    On the third day of our six annual conference, the Honorable Joey Hood, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, gave remarks on…

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    US Foreign Policy

    Priority Issues in US Arab Relations: An Arab Perspective

    Sep 17, 2021

    Dr. Tarek Mitri, Former Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, gives remarks regarding US policy in the Middle East fr…

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    Security and Defense

    Weapons Sales in the Middle East: Economics, Priorities, and Human Cost

    Sep 15, 2021

    The fourth panel of our sixth annual conference focuses on the economics, priorities, and impacts of weapons sales in the Middle East and North Africa. Speaker…

  • Event Video
    SyriaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Conflicts and Great Power Competition: Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen

    Sep 15, 2021

    The third panel of our sixth annual conference covers some of the ongoing conflicts in the region and explores the role of global and regional players across t…

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    US Foreign Policy

    Arab Expectations of US Policy in the Middle East: Hopes and Realities

    Sep 15, 2021

    In the opening keynote address of the second day of our sixth annual conference, Ibrahim Fraihat discusses the performance and shortcomings of the Biden Admini…

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    Energy and Economics

    Energy Diplomacy and Geopolitical Influence in the Middle East

    Sep 14, 2021

    The second panel of our Sixth Annual Conference addresses the changing energy and economic relations and the impact of geopolitical power plays on economic dev…

  • Event Video
    Democracy and Governance

    Impact of Global Competition on Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East

    Sep 14, 2021

    In the first session of Arab Center Washington DC's Sixth Annual Conference, panelists focus on the role of global power competition in empowering authoritaria…

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    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Tunisia’s Constitutional Crisis and Yearning for Democracy in Northwest Africa

    Aug 6, 2021Tamara Kharroub

    On August 5, 2021, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) held a webinar titled “Tunisia’s Constitutional Crisis and Yearning for Democracy in Northwest Africa.” ACW …

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

    Reconstruction in Gaza: Between Israel’s Siege and the Politics of International Funding

    Jul 8, 2021

    Arab Center Washington DC held a webinar on July 8, 2021 to discuss the current situation in Gaza strip and the status of the reconstruction that was promised …

  • Event Video
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfUS Foreign Policy

    President Ashraf Ghani’s Remarks on Peace in Afghanistan after the US-NATO Withdrawal

    Jun 22, 2021

    Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani speaks about the future of Afghanistan after the US-Nato withdrawal and the challenges of peace. This was part of Arab Center Washing…

  • Event Video
    Palestine/Israel

    A New Wave in Palestinian Politics? Youth Activism in the Sheikh Jarrah Era

    Jun 3, 2021Tamara Kharroub

    On June 3, 2021, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) held a webinar that focused on the newly energized and unified activism by Palestinian youth throughout histor…

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.

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  • 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
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Iraq’s Political Crisis: A Country Adrift in Chaos

    Aug 10, 2022Rend Al-Rahim

    Rend Al-Rahim discusses the latest events in Iraqi politics, including the Sadrist Movement’s political maneuvering and its incitement of street protests that …

  • 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
    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…

  • Policy Analysis
    MauritaniaJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Slavery in Mauritania: The Long Road to Real Emancipation

    Aug 16, 2022Amal Ghazal

    Amal Ghazal discusses the history of slavery in Mauritania, which was officially abolished in 1981, but which regardless remains a political, economic, and soc…

  • 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…

  • Policy Analysis
    SudanDemocracy and Governance

    The Muddled Diplomacy of Sudan’s Tripartite Mechanism

    Jun 17, 2022Kholood Khair

    The international community was largely unprepared to deal with the fallout of Sudan’s October 2021 coup, organized by the country’s military with the support …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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…

  • Policy Analysis
    MauritaniaJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Slavery in Mauritania: The Long Road to Real Emancipation

    Aug 16, 2022Amal Ghazal

    Amal Ghazal discusses the history of slavery in Mauritania, which was officially abolished in 1981, but which regardless remains a political, economic, and soc…

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  • Policy Analysis
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Iraq’s Political Crisis: A Country Adrift in Chaos

    Aug 10, 2022Rend Al-Rahim

    Rend Al-Rahim discusses the latest events in Iraqi politics, including the Sadrist Movement’s political maneuvering and its incitement of street protests that …

  • 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.…

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  • 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…

  • Policy Analysis
    SudanDemocracy and Governance

    The Muddled Diplomacy of Sudan’s Tripartite Mechanism

    Jun 17, 2022Kholood Khair

    The international community was largely unprepared to deal with the fallout of Sudan’s October 2021 coup, organized by the country’s military with the support …

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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.