• Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Normalization Survives Despite the Gaza War

    Jan 11, 2024Imad K. Harb

    The current Israeli war on Gaza, now well into its fourth deadly month, has cast a calamitous shadow over the lives of Palestinians and Israelis, as well as ov…

  • Fresh Take
    QatarThe GCC

    The Current Status of the GCC Crisis

    Jan 13, 2023

    Imad K. Harb discusses the current status of multilateral relations among Gulf Arab states, the issues they have yet to resolve, and their agreements and diffe…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelReligion and Politics

    American Evangelicals, the Gulf States, and Israel: A Cynical Covenant

    Aug 24, 2022Mimi Kirk

    Each July, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States, holds a multi-day conference that culminates in a day…

  • From our Affiliates

    The Negev Meeting: Did Israel Fail to Meet its Objectives?

    Apr 4, 2022Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    The foreign ministers of Israel, the US, Egypt, Morocco, the UAE and Bahrain held a meeting at Sde Boker Kibbutz in the Negev on 27-28 March 2021. The Minister…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    A New Strategic Architecture Is Emerging in the Gulf

    Sep 24, 2021Imad K. Harb

    As the Gulf crisis of 2017 recedes into memory, following the reconciliation in January at the “solidarity and stability” summit in Saudi Arabia’s al-Ula on th…

  • Webinar
    BahrainIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    From Neighbors to Foreigners: Iranians in Bahrain in the Early 20th Century

    Jul 15, 2021

    On 15 July 2021, the Iranian Studies Unit (ISU) of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, in partnership with the Arab Center Washington DC (ACW), ho…

  • Policy Analysis

    The GCC Reconciliation: An Assessment

    Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held their 41st summit meeting on January 5, 2021 in al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, and agreed to end the Gulf crisis that…

  • Event Video
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfThe GCC

    Seeking an End to the GCC Crisis: Is a Solution Imminent?

    Dec 10, 2020

    This webinar discusses the recent developments and diplomatic efforts to end the GCC crisis that began in 2017, when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Ba…

  • Video

    UAE-Bahrain Normalization with Israel: Regional Implications and Gulf Reactions

    Oct 21, 2020

    Abdullah Baabood, Cinzia Bianco, and Jane Kinninmont discuss the normalizations deals signed by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with Israel, including the…

  • Tamara Kharroub quoted in Washington Post

    Aug 25, 2020Tamara Kharroub

    ACW Assistant Executive Director and Senior Fellow, Tamara Kharroub, is quoted in the Washington Post article about the Abraham Accords titled "Pompeo's Christ…

  • Policy Analysis
    BahrainConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Drama since Manama: Kushner’s Failed Initiative

    Aug 15, 2019Yousef Munayyer

    Jared Kushner’s latest trip to the Middle East appears to have failed in charting a way forward for the Trump Administration’s illusive peace deal between Pale…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    BahrainRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Congress Has Been Deafeningly Quiet on the Bahrain Meeting

    since Jared Kushner convened his economic workshop in Bahrain last month, nearly every prominent member of Congress has been silent on the plan, signaling skep…