• Op-Eds

    Yousef Munayyer: Thank You, Lorde, For Standing Up For Palestinian Human Rights

    Dec 26, 2017Yousef Munayyer

    If Israelis are ever going to end their oppression of Palestinians, it needs to start with dramatic wake up call to Israeli society, leading to a realization t…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantDemocracy and Governance

    The Syrian Opposition Faces an Existential Crisis

    Dec 21, 2017Joe Macaron

    After losing important bargaining chips such as control of territory and ability to declare a ceasefire, the Syrian opposition may not be able to influence the…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    No Room for Assad in a Future Syria

    There is no end to Syria’s conflict, no establishment of a democratic and open political system, and no return for Syria’s refugees, so long as Bashar al-Assad…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – Week Ending December 22, 2017

    Dec 21, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    Congress looks to ratchet up pressure on Syria and Qatar; President Trump releases his National Security Strategy; Trump and Haley take issue with the United N…

  • Press Releases

    General Assembly demands all States comply with UN resolutions regarding status of Jerusalem

    Dec 21, 2017

    An overwhelming majority of United Nations member-states, 128 to 9 with 35 abstentions, votes to condemn the Trump Administration’s decision to recognize Jerus…

  • Op-Eds

    Radwan Ziadeh: The Russian Draft of the Syrian Constitution (in Arabic)

    Dec 21, 2017Radwan Ziadeh

    During the Astana talks, Russia distributed a draft for a proposed new Syrian constitution, in order to "expedite the negotiations."Read more

  • Op-Eds

    Imad K. Harb: The Gulf Split: Why the GCC May Be Breaking Up

    Dec 20, 2017Imad K. Harb

    Dismantling the GCC would be a short-sighted and ill-advised decision given current conditions in the Arabian Peninsula.Read more

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Putin in Egypt as the United States Retreats

    From the perspective of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, warming relations with Moscow sends a signal to Washington that the US-Egyptian bilateral relationship …

  • Policy Analysis
    LibyaDemocracy and Governance

    Libya’s Modern Slavery and the Politics of Denial

    Dec 18, 2017Mohammed Cherkaoui

    The treatment of refugees and migrants in Libya raises new questions about three major political, socioeconomic, and moral dilemmas for the Libyan government, …

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptMedia and Technology

    Press Freedom Reversals in Post-Arab Spring Countries

    Dec 18, 2017Sahar Khamis

    Just like the path to democratization and reform has been obstructed or derailed in most of the Arab Spring countries, so has the path to media freedom, in a p…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranSecurity and Defense

    Congressional Update – Week Ending December 15, 2017

    Dec 15, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    Iran again is a subject of concern in Washington; Congress and the White House discuss military and national security strategies.

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Using Its Syrian Foothold, Russia Expands in the Middle East

    Dec 14, 2017Charles W. Dunne

    Russia’s victory in Syria does not merely prop up the Assad regime but, more broadly, helps propel Moscow’s strategic interests in the wider Middle East.