Latest Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptSecurity and Defense

    Growing Relations between Egypt and Russia: Strategic Alliance or Marriage of Convenience?

    Sep 27, 2021Khalil Al-Anani

    On August 22nd, Egypt’s Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohammad Zaki made a trip to Russia with a high-level military delegation. Zaki attended th…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    A New Strategic Architecture Is Emerging in the Gulf

    Sep 24, 2021Imad K. Harb

    As the Gulf crisis of 2017 recedes into memory, following the reconciliation in January at the “solidarity and stability” summit in Saudi Arabia’s al-Ula on th…

Webinars & Events

  • 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 …

  • Webinar
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    Prospects for US-Iran Relations under Raisi

    Sep 2, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

    The Iranian Studies Unit of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and Arab Center Washington DC co-hosted a lecture by Dr. Vali Nasr on the prospects…

  • Webinar
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

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

    Aug 5, 2021

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

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Southwestern Syria Tests US-Russia Cooperation

    Sep 22, 2021Joe Macaron

    The US-Russian agreement of July 2017 that led to a fragile stability in southwestern Syria has recently unraveled, testing President Joe Biden’s approach in S…

  • Event Video
    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…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    A New Strategic Architecture Is Emerging in the Gulf

    Sep 24, 2021Imad K. Harb

    As the Gulf crisis of 2017 recedes into memory, following the reconciliation in January at the “solidarity and stability” summit in Saudi Arabia’s al-Ula on th…

  • Policy Analysis
    IranRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Iran’s Hard-liners Pursue a Complex Resistance Strategy

    Sep 23, 2021Daniel Brumberg

    While the election of Ebrahim Raisi to the Iranian presidency and the appointment of Hossein Amir-Abdollahian as foreign minister signal a clear victory for th…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptSecurity and Defense

    Growing Relations between Egypt and Russia: Strategic Alliance or Marriage of Convenience?

    Sep 27, 2021Khalil Al-Anani

    On August 22nd, Egypt’s Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohammad Zaki made a trip to Russia with a high-level military delegation. Zaki attended th…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Arab Women Political Prisoners Jailed by US Middle East Allies

    Sep 9, 2021Sahar Khamis

    When President Joe Biden was sworn in on January 20th as the 46th president of the United States, America’s friends in particular hoped that his administration…

  • 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…

Multimedia

  • 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…

  • Event Video
    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…

  • Video
    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…