Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    UAERegional Relations and Geopolitics

    UAE Restricts US Military Strikes from Its Territory

    Fearing an attack by Iran or its allied militias in the region, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has restricted US military aircraft from targeting these proxy g…

  • Viewpoint
    IranDemocracy and Governance

    Raisi Departs, But Iran Remains Khamenei’s Realm

    May 20, 2024Imad K. Harb

    Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s death comes at a particularly precarious time for the Islamic Republic. While important, considering the monumental news, Sup…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Gulf Arab States Avoid Iran-Israel Tensions

    Years of shadow conflict between Israel and Iran, which included targeted assassinations as well as cyberattacks, gave way in April to direct confrontation and…

  • Viewpoint
    IranConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    A Failed Iranian Performance and Its Repercussions

    Apr 15, 2024Imad K. Harb

    Rare are the occasions when a purportedly capable country’s determined military response to attack turns out to be a mere theatrical performance. Such was the …

Multimedia

  • Event Video
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    The Global Significance of the China-Brokered Saudi-Iran Deal

    Mar 30, 2023

    Experts discuss the significance and scope of this agreement, the motivations of the three countries involved, the sustainability and feasibility of implementi…

  • Podcast
    IranProtests and Activism

    Iran Erupts in Protest

    Oct 6, 2022

    Negar Mortazavi and Yousef Munayyer discuss the latest protests in Iran following the killing of Mahsa Amini by Iran’s “morality police.” Mortazavi is an Irani…

  • Expert Interview
    IranSecurity and Defense

    Will the Qatar Talks Produce a Nuclear Deal with Iran?

    Jun 28, 2022

    Barbara Slavin and Imad K. Harb discuss the upcoming talks on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal which are set to resume this week in Doha. Slavin is the dire…

Webinars & Events

  • Webinar
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    The Regional Escalation of the Gaza War and the US Response

    Feb 22, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Experts discuss the regional dimensions of the Gaza war, possible escalation into a regionwide conflict, and US involvement.

  • Webinar
    The Arab WorldRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    China’s Growing Role in the Middle East: Regional Geopolitics and US Policy

    Aug 10, 2023

    Experts discuss China’s evolving foreign policy and its increased engagements in the MENA region, as well as their implications for regional geopolitics, the g…

  • Webinar
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    The Global Significance of the China-Brokered Saudi-Iran Deal

    Mar 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Experts discuss the significance and scope of this agreement, the motivations of the three countries involved, the sustainability and feasibility of implementi…

Experts

Daniel Brumberg
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Daniel Brumberg

Non-resident Senior Fellow
Hamid Dabashi
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Hamid Dabashi

Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature
Patricia Karam
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Patricia Karam

Non-resident Fellow