The Arabian Peninsula, the largest peninsula in the world, and the Gulf region comprise the countries of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Yemen. This page features an archive of publications, events, and digital media content produced by Arab Center Washington DC covering issues relevant to this region of the Arab world.

Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Iraq’s Political Crisis: A Country Adrift in Chaos

    Aug 10, 2022Rend Al-Rahim

    Rend Al-Rahim discusses the latest events in Iraqi politics, including the Sadrist Movement’s political maneuvering and its incitement of street protests that …

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelSecurity and Defense

    A Developing Authoritarian-Israeli Nexus in the Middle East

    Aug 3, 2022Imad K. Harb

    Authoritarianism in the Arab world has assumed many shapes and shades in the decades since the end of formal European colonialism in the mid-twentieth century.…

Multimedia

  • Expert Interview
    UAEConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Houthi Attacks on the UAE: Implications for Yemen and the Region

    Jan 24, 2022

    Kristian Coates Ulrichsen and Imad K. Harb discuss the recent Houthi attacks against the UAE and their implications for the Yemen war, the Arabian Peninsula, a…

  • Podcast
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    Can the Vienna Talks Bring Back the Iran Deal?

    Dec 29, 2021

    Laura Rozen and Yousef Munayyer discuss the Vienna nuclear talks, how close the parties are to a deal, and what needs to happen to reach one. Rozen is a vetera…

  • Event Video
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Unpacking Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: Significance, Outcomes, and Implications

    Oct 13, 2021

    On October 13, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted a virtual panel titled “Unpacking Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: Significance, Outcomes, and Implication…

  • Video
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    A Conversation between Mawlawi Muttaqi and Sultan Barakat

    Oct 11, 2021

    Our colleagues at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies hosted the Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan. Listen to the conversation.

Webinars & Events

  • Featured Speakers
    IranRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Cancelled: Iran and the Regional Order

    Jul 21, 2022

    This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please stay tuned for future events on Iran and the region.

  • Conferences
    YemenConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Conflict in Yemen: Current Situation and Future Prospects

    Feb 14-15, 2022 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

    An academic conference organized by the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies in partnership with Arab Center Washington DC and DeepRoot Consulting.

  • Webinar
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Unpacking Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: Significance, Outcomes, and Implications

    Oct 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Arab Center Washington DC organized a webinar to discuss the results of the Iraqi parliamentary elections of 2021 and their local, regional, and international …

Experts

Abdulwahab Al-Qassab
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Abdulwahab Al-Qassab

Visiting Fellow
Daniel Brumberg
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Daniel Brumberg

Non-resident Senior Fellow
Imad K. Harb
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Imad K. Harb

Director of Research and Analysis
Khalil E. Jahshan
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Khalil E. Jahshan

Executive Director
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
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Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Non-resident Senior Fellow
Zeidon Alkinani
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Zeidon Alkinani

Non-resident Fellow