• Washington Policy Weekly
    IranUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – Week Ending July 21, 2017

    Jul 21, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    House Appropriations Committee bolsters defense spending, cuts the State Department’s budget; Iran is back in the spotlight; Washington grapples with how to he…

  • Op-Eds

    Marcus Montgomery: Russia-Trump Collusion or not, the Damage Has Already Been Done

    Jul 20, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    Trump and his aides might escape legal action, but in the court of public opinion, much less evidence is required to render a guilty verdict.Read more

  • Op-Eds

    Radwan Ziadeh: The Fantasy of Syria’s Reconstruction (in Arabic)

    Jul 20, 2017Radwan Ziadeh

    The Asad Regime is making promises to Russia and China that their companies will be given preference over others when it comes to Syria's future reconstruction…

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Turkey’s Hard Choices in Syria and Iraq

    Jul 19, 2017Mustafa Gurbuz

    Turkey finds itself in a strained position in post-Islamic State Syria and Iraq. It lacks leverage with Russia, the United States, and Iran and fears Kurdish a…

  • Panel Discussions
    QatarMedia and Technology

    The Role of Media in the GCC Crisis: Hacking, Free Press, and their Implications

    Jul 19, 2017

    On July 19, 2017, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) convened a panel to discuss the role of media in the crisis, the implications of revelations of hacking, and …

  • Op-Eds

    Tamara Kharroub: Foreign Funded Extremism in the West: Politics vs. Evidence

    Jul 18, 2017Tamara Kharroub

    When it comes to Saudi funding of extremist Wahhabi ideologies believed to contribute to violent extremism, the UK and others walk a thin line.Read more

  • Policy Analysis
    QatarConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Stupendous Hubris…and Its Damage

    Jul 18, 2017Imad K. Harb

    Revelations in the Post article stand the entire GCC crisis on a new footing, now that tangible information has been made public and confirms the Qatari govern…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Congressional Update – Week Ending July 14, 2017

    Jul 14, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    The House eyes funding for the Departments of Defense and State; the Tunisian Prime Minister visits Washington; Qatar decries the humanitarian costs of the Gul…

  • Policy Analysis
    JordanConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Jordan and the US-Russia Deal in Southern Syria

    Jul 12, 2017Joe Macaron

    The recent ceasefire agreement for southern Syria and the Syrian regime’s military campaigns may be turning points in Jordan’s position on the war in Syria.

  • Policy Analysis
    QatarConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Qatar-US Memorandum of Understanding: A Game Changer

    Jul 11, 2017Imad K. Harb

    The MOU is a game changer and provides a significant milestone on the road to a political solution that preserves GCC unity, stability, and prosperity.

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfEducation and Development

    Youth Unemployment Remains the Main Challenge in the Gulf States

    Persistently high youth unemployment remains the chief domestic challenge facing the Gulf states. Efforts to encourage the private sector to absorb new entrant…