• Conferences
    Democracy and Governance

    Democracy in Crisis: Geopolitical Shifts and US Challenges in MENA

    Sep 26, 2023 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET

    This one-day conference explores the current state of democracy and democratic regression in the MENA region and focuses on the evolution of US policy toward t…

  • Policy Analysis
    SudanConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    In Sudan, Where Is the International Community’s Responsibility to Protect?

    Aug 29, 2023Imad K. Harb

    It has been more than four months since clashes erupted between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the paramilitary Ra…

  • Washington Policy Weekly

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Representative Don Bacon introduced the Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Defense Act of 2023, which would help train Iraqi and Kurdish security forces to def…

  • Event Video
    Palestine/IsraelEducation and Development

    Academic Freedom and Palestine: Threats and Trends

    Aug 28, 2023

    Experts explore the latest threats and trends in academic freedom and the escalation of efforts to repress Palestine activism and scholarship.

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    How Steady Are China-Israel Relations?

    Aug 28, 2023Giorgio Cafiero

    The twenty-first century has witnessed China’s economic ascendancy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Its diplomatic influence in the region is growin…

  • Policy Analysis
    US Foreign Policy

    Joe Biden’s Imaginary Middle East Policy

    Aug 24, 2023Charles W. Dunne

    Over his more than four decades of service as a US senator, vice president, and now as president, Joe Biden has cultivated an image of the consummate foreign p…

  • Policy Analysis
    Saudi ArabiaThe War in Ukraine

    The Russia-Ukraine Jeddah Meeting: A Win for MBS in a Changing Global Order

    Aug 24, 2023Daniel Brumberg

    Over the first weekend of August 2023, Saudi Arabia convened an international summit on the war in Ukraine. Held in Jeddah and attended by representatives from…

  • Fresh Take
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Tunisia’s Path to Autocracy

    Aug 23, 2023

    Daniel Brumberg discusses Tunisia's path to autocratic rule and his observations during a recent trip to the country.

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Israel Is Unlikely to Respect US Visa Waiver Program Rules

    Aug 22, 2023Zaha Hassan

    The United States recently announced that starting July 20, 2023, Israel would enter a trial period to determine whether it qualifies for admission into the US…

  • External Readings
    US Domestic Politics and Elections

    Deja Vu: The dark prospect of Trump 2.0

    Aug 22, 2023Marwan Bishara

    The prospect of Trump’s return to the White House at the helm of the world’s superpower is very real and it is generating deep anxiety and freneticism, notably…

  • Washington Policy Weekly

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Senator Blumenthal Sent a Letter to the Governor of Saudi Arabia’s PIF, asking him to testify in PSI hearings about the planned PGA Tour-LIV Golf merger.

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Ending Military Aid to Israel: The Death of a Taboo?

    Aug 21, 2023Yousef Munayyer

    If there is one thing that characterizes American-Israeli relations more than any other it is US military aid to Israel, which currently amounts to nearly $4 b…