• Press Releases

    Ramifications of Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

    Dec 13, 2017

    Experts discuss the fallout of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and what this policy shift means for Israelis and PalestiniansFor immediate…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantEnergy and Economics

    Turkey’s Policy toward a Fractured Libya

    Dec 12, 2017Mustafa Gurbuz

    Turkey is interested in being on good terms with all Libyan factions but is caught up in the complex relations between Libya’s political forces and their regio…

  • Policy Analysis
    Saudi ArabiaDemocracy and Governance

    Implications of Saleh’s Assassination on Yemen’s Future

    Dec 8, 2017Joe Macaron

    For the Iranian regime, Yemen remains a low-risk investment at Saudi Arabia’s border; and the impression in Tehran is that Saleh’s assassination forced Riyadh’…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – Week Ending December 8, 2017

    With the 69th Anniversary of “Human Rights Day” approaching, Congress explores the US’ role in promoting human rights, peace, and stability in the Middle East;…

  • Policy Analysis
    QatarEnergy and Economics

    The GCC’s Future Is in the Balance after Its 38th Summit Meeting

    Dec 7, 2017Imad K. Harb

    The GCC should be preserved despite the failure of its 38th summit meeting in Kuwait and the establishment of a Saudi Arabian-Emirati new political and militar…

  • Policy Analysis
    JordanInternational Law

    Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement: Big Gambit, Little Gain

    Dec 6, 2017Tamara Kharroub

    This is indeed a shameful day for the United States, where accrediting military force, violating international law, and supporting apartheid in Jerusalem mark …

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptReligion and Politics

    Egypt Still Banking on Libya’s Haftar While Reaching Out to Other Leaders

    Economic and primarily security interests drive Egypt’s Sisi to support General Khalifa Haftar, strongman in eastern Libya, against Islamist movements while al…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Congressional Update (Extended Edition) – Week Ending December 01, 2017

    Congress assesses Saudi, Lebanese developments and explores threats to the United States; the White House weighs US embassy move, PLO office closure, and ousti…

  • Op-Eds

    Omar Ashour: Was the mosque massacre in Egypt preventable?

    Dec 1, 2017

    The mosque massacre happened despite four years of brutal counterinsurgency and counterterrorism tactics unrestricted by laws, morality or the constitution.Rea…

  • Op-Eds

    Imad K. Harb: On the Costs of Normalization with Israel

    Nov 30, 2017Imad K. Harb

    Arab normalisation with Israel is tantamount to accepting the final liquidation of Palestinian lands and rights. Read more

  • Press Releases

    Middle East Experts Discuss the Future of Lebanon

    Nov 30, 2017

    Experts hone in on the roles of Saudi Arabia and Iran in Lebanon and the ramifications of Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s withdrawn resignation For immediate rele…