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

    Can the Gulf Cooperation Council Survive the Current Crisis?

    The GCC is likely to survive the current crisis, at least on paper, but to become far less relevant as policymaking is driven by younger decision-makers who ha…

  • Policy Analysis
    IranDemocracy and Governance

    The Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraq’s Next Elections

    Sep 6, 2017Mustafa Gurbuz

    Multiple Shia parties are competing to benefit from the successes of the Popular Mobilization Forces in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq’s 2018 nati…

  • Op-Eds

    Radwan Ziadeh: Two Million Dollars and Darayya’s Rubble (in Arabic)

    Sep 6, 2017Radwan Ziadeh

    Assad who destroyed the cities that rebelled against him will not be able to rebuild them. Read more

  • Op-Eds

    Imad K. Harb: The Cracks are Beginning to Show in Trump’s Administration

    Sep 4, 2017Imad K. Harb

    Some of Trump's top officials have made concerted efforts to distance themselves from him and his policies. Read more

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    US Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – Week Ending September 1, 2017

    I. CongressThis was the final week of Congress’ August recess. Both the Senate and House of Representatives will return for legislative business on September 5…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Will Netanyahu’s Legal Troubles Break the Stalemate?

    Aug 31, 2017Yousef Munayyer

    With or without Benyamin Netanyahu, there is little reason to believe that any likely foreseeable Israeli government will be ready for peace with the Palestini…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantUS Foreign Policy

    An Evaluation of President Trump’s Emerging Counterterrorism Strategy

    Aug 30, 2017Charles W. Dunne

    President Trump’s counterterrorism strategy that relies on military solutions is unlikely to succeed in a region with complex politics, dubious allies, and lon…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptDemocracy and Governance

    Egypt’s Extremist Groups and the Shrinking Political Space

    The Egyptian government’s repressive policies have contributed to the problem of extremism by constricting political space, severely cracking down on opponents…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Is the Trump-Sisi Honeymoon Over?

    Aug 28, 2017Imad K. Harb

    The State Department’s decision on aid to Egypt shows that the Trump Administration cannot sidestep established law or Congress’s power of appropriation despit…

  • Panel Discussions
    QatarThe GCC

    The Future of the GCC: Regional and International Implications

    Aug 30, 2017

    Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted on August 30, 2017 a panel discussion on the future of the GCC and the implications of the rift for the region and the w…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    EgyptUS Foreign Policy

    Congressional Update – Week Ending August 25, 2017

    Aug 25, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    The Trump Administration goes all out for peace as Kushner and Company travel the region; Secretary Mattis visits allies in Jordan and Iraq; Secretary Tillerso…

  • Policy Analysis
    IranConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Is the Turkey-Iran Rapprochement Durable in Iraq and Syria?

    Aug 24, 2017Mustafa Gurbuz

    Given the historical nature of the Turkish-Iranian rivalry, a durable rapprochement between Turkey and Iran requires assurances about the future of the Kurds a…