• New Book – A US Pivot Away from the Middle East: Fact or Fiction?

    Aug 10, 2023

    We are pleased to announce our forthcoming publication titled A US Pivot Away from the Middle East: Fact or Fiction? This edited volume is a collection of essa…

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    The Plight and Politics of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

    Aug 8, 2023Patricia Karam

    When Syria’s regime was readmitted into the Arab League and its president, Bashar al Assad, rehabilitated after years of ostracism for his brutal crackdown on …

  • Viewpoint
    Palestine/IsraelDemocracy and Governance

    The Persistent Illusion of Palestinian Reconciliation

    Representatives of 14 Palestinian political factions, including Fatah and Hamas, were invited to the Egyptian coastal city of El-Alamein on July 30, 2023 for r…

  • Policy Analysis
    TurkeyRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Erdoğan Seeks Better Relations with the West after His Reelection

    Aug 7, 2023Salim Çevik

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems to have changed course on his country’s foreign relations. At the last NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, he final…

  • Washington Policy Weekly

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Aug 7, 2023C. Ian DeHaven

    Senator Chris Van Hollen asked President Biden to stop “racists” in the Israeli government from expropriating more Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Iran’s Hardliners on the March: The Quiet Before the Storm?

    Aug 3, 2023Daniel Brumberg

    The recent redeployment of Iran’s dreaded “morality police” signals much more than a victory for the country’s hardliners. Instead, it seems to be part and par…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelDemocracy and Governance

    Fending for Themselves: The Palestinians and the Palestinian Authority

    Aug 3, 2023Yara M. Asi

    On July 3, 2023, Israeli forces raided the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, with a specific focus on the refugee camp that borders the municipality. Th…

  • Webinar
    The Arab WorldRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    China’s Growing Role in the Middle East: Regional Geopolitics and US Policy

    Aug 10, 2023

    Experts discuss China’s evolving foreign policy and its increased engagements in the MENA region, as well as their implications for regional geopolitics, the g…

  • Washington Policy Weekly

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Representatives Wilson and Phillips introduced H.Res.613 recognizing Tunisia’s leadership in the Arab Spring and expressing support for upholding its democrati…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Hamas’s Balancing Act vis-a-vis Israel

    Jul 28, 2023Jehad Abusalim

    Continuing tensions in Palestine/Israel have led to two significant military clashes between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip in recent years.…

  • Event Video
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    The US-Israel Visa Waiver Program Agreement: Assessing the Terms and Implications

    Jul 27, 2023

    Experts discuss the Israel's impending entry into the US Visa Waiver program and the specific terms, timeline, and implications of the agreement.

  • External Readings

    Is Netanyahu good for the Palestinians?

    Jul 27, 2023Marwan Bishara

    Bibi is dragging Israel towards the abyss, but it may not be all bad news for the Palestinians – if they play their cards right.