• Policy Analysis
    SomaliaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Somalia Continues to Face Crises on Several Fronts in 2023

    Jan 10, 2023Imad K. Harb

    Following the conclusion in spring 2022 of its parliamentary and presidential constitutional requirements, Somalia began the process of attempting to re-establ…

  • Policy Analysis
    OmanWomen & Gender Issues

    The Role of Women in Oman’s Social and Economic Progress

    Nov 22, 2022Alainna Liloia

    Oman is making gradual progress in the area of women’s rights. Women in Oman are voting, running for office, and serving in ministerial positions. Opportunitie…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptEnergy and Economics

    Egypt and the IMF: Greater Foreign Debt and Deeper Economic Decline

    Nov 17, 2022Khalil Al-Anani

    Egypt reached a new agreement with the IMF to borrow $3 billion over a 46-month period. The Egyptian economy has been struggling over the past couple of years …

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonEnergy and Economics

    Lebanon Struggles to Pick up the Pieces After the Beirut Port Explosion

    Sep 9, 2022Yara M. Asi

    Lebanon’s independence in 1943 formally ended a 23-year French mandate backed by the League of Nations, a period that saw the consolidation of the country’s cu…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfEducation and Development

    Women’s Education at Western Universities in Qatar and the UAE

    Sep 9, 2022Alainna Liloia

    As more and more western universities set up branch campuses in Gulf Arab states, many women are finding themselves with greater opportunities than ever before…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelEducation and Development

    International Aid to the Palestinians: Between Politicization and Development

    Aug 4, 2022Omar Shaban

    Following the signing of the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1993, an international conference was held in Washington …

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonEnergy and Economics

    The Need for an International Development Fund for Lebanon

    Jan 6, 2022Nabeel A. Khoury

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB), European Union (EU), France, and the United States are all trying to help Lebanon out of the economic a…

  • External Readings
    Palestine/IsraelGlobal Health and Health Policy

    Brief Report on the Population of Palestine at the End of 2021

    Jan 3, 2022 Ola Awad

    Fourteen Million Total Number of Palestinians in the WorldThe estimated number of Palestinians at the end of 2021 was about 14 million: 5.3 million in the Stat…

  • Event Video
    LebanonEnergy and Economics

    Will Miqati’s New Government Be Able to Deliver for Lebanon?

    Sep 29, 2021

    On September 28, 2021, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) presented a webinar titled “Will Miqati’s Government Be Able to Deliver for Lebanon?” Speakers were Patr…

  • Webinar
    Palestine/IsraelEducation and Development

    Reconstruction in Gaza: Between Israel’s Siege and the Politics of International Funding

    Jul 8, 2021

    On July 8, 2021, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) held a panel titled “Reconstruction in Gaza: Between Israel’s Siege and the Politics of International Funding.…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfEducation and Development

    Arab Space Programs Level Up

    Apr 30, 2021Charles W. Dunne

    People in the Arab world have gazed at the stars with curiosity and genius for centuries. The first observatory was built in the 8th century by Abbasid Caliph …

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelEducation and Development

    Building a Nation without a State: Civil Society in Palestine

    Dec 23, 2020Yara M. Asi

    Never before has the Palestinian Authority (PA) seemed so isolated. American policy under President Donald Trump has unprecedentedly and openly been favorable …