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  • New Egyptian Legislation Aims to Reduce Al-Azhar’s Authority
    On July 19, the Egyptian parliament provisionally approved a bill bringing Dar al-Ifta, the country’s main body responsible for issuing religious guidelines, under the cabinet’s purview. If implemented, this measure would move fatwa oversight…
    - 40 days ago 20 Aug 20, 6:48pm -
  • Training Better Arab Armies
    The following is an excerpt from an essay originally published by the U.S. Army War College. To read the full text, download the PDF or visit the Parameters website.The United States must develop a radically different method of training partner…
    - 40 days ago 20 Aug 20, 5:11pm -
  • Normalization Is Making Cairo Uncomfortable
    Many observers believe that the only losers of the new agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates are Iran apologists, opponents of U.S. regional leadership, and similar camps. Yet one U.S. ally sees itself as the biggest loser. Egyptia…
    - 41 days ago 19 Aug 20, 9:34pm -
  • Putting the UAE-Israel Agreement in Its Proper Perspective
    Question: What is both bigger and smaller than it seems at first glance?Answer: Last week’s announcement of full normal relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, arranged through the good offices of the United States.I am a hu…
    - 42 days ago 18 Aug 20, 4:19pm -
  • Turkey’s Search for Oil May Spill Over into Conflict with Greece
    It’s been a while since NATO-members Turkey and Greece have been at war, but don’t rule out at least a skirmish or two. On Monday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense tweeted pictures of Turkish warships escorting the oil exploration ship Oruc Rei…
    - 48 days ago 12 Aug 20, 2:50pm -
  • Health, Politics, and Stability in the Middle East: A COVID-19 Update
    On July 29, The Washington Institute held a virtual Policy Forum with Ali Mokdad, Mohammed Hassan Khalil, and Muhamed Almaliky. Mokdad, an epidemiologist, is the director of Middle Eastern initiatives and a professor of global health at the Uni…
    - 53 days ago 7 Aug 20, 7:55pm -
  • East Mediterranean Energy Rivalries Face Harsh Economic Realities
    From the Levant coast of Israel and Lebanon stretching westward to Greece, Italy, and North Africa, the East Mediterranean is increasingly awash in regional tensions. On July 13, officials in east Libya said they would welcome Egyptian military in…
    - 74 days ago 17 Jul 20, 8:37pm -
  • East Mediterranean Gas Running Into Commercial, Technical, and Political Challenges
    When a giant flare lit up the night sky off Israel’s coast on May 23, it was a reminder of the country’s natural gas riches and its persistent environmental concerns. Excess gas from a processing platform six miles offshore was ignited in what…
    - 27 May 20, 8:08pm -
  • Avoiding an Epic Mistake:
    For almost four decades, the Multinational Force & Observers has protected Israel-Egypt peace and anchored stability in the Sinai Peninsula, but a new Pentagon initiative could end the American contribution by late next year. Defense Secretary Mar…
    - 27 May 20, 12:01pm -
  • Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Responses to President Trump’s Impeachment
    Across the Middle East, the story of President Trump’s impeachment and subsequent acquittal received second-tier coverage compared to regional or local issues. Many Arabic-language websites and newspapers translated and republished Western artic…
    - 19 Feb 20, 1:10pm -
  • Ceasefire or Escalation in Libya?
    Over the past week, regional and European actors have increased their diplomatic activity around Libya in response to intensifying violence in the nine-month-old civil war. On January 8, less than a week after the Turkish parliament approved sendi…
    - 10 Jan 20, 9:12pm -
  • The Obstacles Still Facing Israel’s Leviathan Gas Field
    The Leviathan natural gas field has finally begun production, after long delays that pushed its start date to the last day of 2019. Flowing from undersea deposits located eighty miles off Israel’s coast, supplies will henceforth pass through pro…
    - 31 Dec 19, 6:04pm -
  • Turkey Pivots to Tripoli: Implications for Libya’s Civil War and U.S. Policy
    On December 10, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he was willing to deploy troops in Libya if the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Tripoli requested it. He reiterated the offer during a December 15 meeting with GNA pr…
    - 19 Dec 19, 8:59pm -
  • What Will It Take to Repair Middle Eastern Economies?
    The following is an excerpt from Bilal Wahab’s contribution to the new American Enterprise Institute book Seven Pillars: What Really Causes Instability in the Middle East? Download the PDF to read the full chapter.The Middle East is among the…
    - 8 Dec 19, 8:59pm -
  • Israeli Gas Export Route to Egypt Finalized
    After months of delay, agreement has been reached to pipe Israeli natural gas from Ashkelon to al-Arish in North Sinai, for use in Egypt’s domestic market and/or re-export. The so-called EMG pipeline runs mainly offshore, skirting the Gaza Strip…
    - 13 Nov 19, 6:22pm -
  • The Renaissance Dam Negotiations: An Egyptian View
    On November 6, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan issued a joint statement affirming their commitment “to reach a comprehensive, cooperative, adaptive, sustainable, and mutually benefic…
    - 12 Nov 19, 7:11pm -
  • Why Turkey Is Raising the Stakes in the East Mediterranean
    On October 5, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Greek foreign minister Nikos Dendias for the third time in less than three months. At a joint press conference following the meeting, Pompeo stated that Washington had warned Turkey against “…
    - 4 Nov 19, 7:42pm -
  • New Gaza Crossing Raises Questions About Blockade Policies
    The Gaza Strip has been blockaded for more than a decade now, owing primarily to the violent takeover and continued militant rejectionism of the territory’s Hamas rulers. Even after certain restrictions were eased after the 2014 Gaza war, Israel…
    - 23 Oct 19, 9:37pm -
  • Egypt Takes Another Step Toward China
    On August 5, Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese company Hutchison Ports to establish a Mediterranean container terminal in Abu Qir. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi himself attended the signing ceremony, where he praised the…
    - 19 Aug 19, 9:07pm -
  • Turkey’s Energy Confrontation with Cyprus
    The hydrocarbon riches of the Nile and Levant geological basins have already transformed the Egyptian economy and expanded Israel’s energy options, but the possibility of similar good fortune for Cyprus is being undermined by a dangerous Turkish…
    - 24 Jul 19, 4:08pm -
  • Now That Morsi Is Gone, Sisi Should Ease His Crackdown
    Mohamed Morsi’s death in a Cairo courthouse is an ignominious end for a man who briefly led the Arab world’s most populous country. Though in many ways little more than a figurehead, he nevertheless symbolized the Muslim Brotherhood’s failur…
    - 21 Jun 19, 6:10pm -
  • Death of Divisive Morsi Could Unite Egypt’s Opposition
    On June 17, Egyptian state television announced that former president and top Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohamed Morsi had died in court, where he was facing charges of spying for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Perhaps no other president in…
    - 20 Jun 19, 9:13pm -
  • China’s Middle East Policy: Speak Softly and Wave a Large Purse
    The Middle East is low on the list of China’s global priorities, and this is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. Yet “low priority” is a relative term when it comes to a global player with pockets as deep as Beijing’s. True, the…
    - 17 Jun 19, 3:21pm -
  • East Mediterranean Energy and Middle East Peace
    Last week, after a year of negotiations, the government of Cyprus and a consortium led by Texas-based Noble Energy announced agreement on a revised contract to exploit the Aphrodite natural gas field 100 miles south of the island. Development of t…
    - 13 Jun 19, 3:51pm -
  • Ramadan Soap Operas Contradict Sisi’s Outreach to Israel
    In the past five years, Egyptian-Israeli relations have been steadily improving. With the two countries facing the same Islamic State threat on Sinai’s borders, Egyptian president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and his top officials have been keen on meet…
    - 7 Jun 19, 6:06pm -
  • Erdogan’s Failure on the Nile
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is one of the most consequential leaders in the history of the Turkish republic. Over the past two decades, he has gradually parted ways with Kamal Ataturk’s West-centric and inward-looking foreign policy m…
    - 28 May 19, 2:11pm -
  • After the Islamic State, Renewed Urgency for Religious Reform
    The recent declaration of the Islamic State (IS) territorial defeat in Syria has refocused the debate on how to achieve an enduring peace based on successful counterextremism initiatives. This raises a crucial question: who may legitimately be tas…
    - 5 Apr 19, 5:55pm -
  • The Second Step in Egypt-Israel Peace Is a Tall One
    March 26 marks the fortieth anniversary of the U.S.-brokered peace treaty signed by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin. To commemorate that historic moment, Israel recently organized events at the Truman Resea…
    - 26 Mar 19, 9:34pm -
  • 40 Years of Peace Between Israel and Egypt
    In a region beset by national, sectarian and tribal conflicts, the treaty between the two nations has endured since its signing on March 26, 1979. It has withstood the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, two Palestinian intifadas, two…
    - 25 Mar 19, 2:14pm -
  • Organizational Split and Radicalization Within Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood
    On February 20, Egypt executed nine Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of taking part in the 2015 assassination of Hisham Barakat, the country’s top prosecutor. Although the MB’s traditional leadership denied involvement in the crime, they d…
    - 4 Mar 19, 3:01pm -
  • Cyprus Gas Discovery Could Be an East Mediterranean Game-Changer
    ExxonMobil has just announced the discovery of Glafcos, an offshore field located deep underwater more than 100 miles southwest of Cyprus and estimated to hold between 5 and 8 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas. A more precise figure will em…
    - 1 Mar 19, 8:33pm -
  • Russia’s Growing Influence in North Africa
    While Moscow’s Syria intervention has captured much of the world’s attention, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vision in the region always spanned beyond Syria alone. Since coming to power, Putin prioritized restoration of Russia’s image…
    - 26 Feb 19, 5:48pm -
  • Exploiting East Mediterranean Gas: New Milestones, New Obstacles
    In late January, workers positioned the foundation jacket for the Leviathan natural gas platform on the seabed six miles off the coast of northern Israel. For the moment, just a few feet of steel piping are visible jutting out of the water, but la…
    - 8 Feb 19, 2:42pm -
  • Pompeo’s Cairo Speech More ‘Back to the Future’ Than Break With Past
    When Secretary of State Pompeo spoke in Egypt last week, his list of Trump administration accomplishments did not hold up against realities on the ground. Moreover, he missed an opportunity to express how America can be “a force for good in the…
    - 16 Jan 19, 9:17pm -
  • Sending the Right Message in Cairo: Advice for Secretary Pompeo
    On January 10, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver a speech on America’s “commitment to peace, prosperity, stability, and security in the Middle East” as part of his eight-city tour of the region. The speech’s timing and locale (Ca…
    - 7 Jan 19, 9:59pm -
  • Egyptian-Israeli Citizenship Issues Are Impeding Normalization
    On December 20, Cairo announced that it was revoking the citizenship of Yasmine Nissim, a twenty-one-year-old Egyptian woman living in Israel. According to a statement published by the prime minister’s office, the decision was made because she h…
    - 3 Jan 19, 9:01pm -
  • Russia's Arabic Propaganda: What It Is, Why It Matters
    The Middle East is an expanding nexus of Russian influence, a challenge to both regional stability and U.S. interests. In light of this, a thorough understanding of the subtleties of Moscow’s strategies, including information manipulation, becom…
    - 20 Dec 18, 2:33am -
  • Sisi Restores Jewish Heritage in Egypt
    On December 10, Egyptian antiquities minister Khaled al-Anani announced that President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi had ordered the government to devote 1.3 billion pounds (or around $72 million) to restoring Jewish heritage in the country. During a meeti…
    - 14 Dec 18, 8:12pm -
  • Flare-Up in Gaza (Part 2): Gently Undoing a Gordian Knot
    This PolicyWatch is the second in a two-part series on the latest hostilities between Israel and Hamas. Part 1 discussed the domestic political implications for Israel.After seven months of ongoing clashes, and before the recent escalation in G…
    - 20 Nov 18, 4:01pm -
  • Egypt’s Economy Rising, Rights Declining
    On October 31, an IMF staff team reached an agreement with Egypt to release the fifth of six $2 billion aid tranches agreed upon in November 2016. The organization’s positive assessment of Cairo’s economic reforms reflects President Abdul Fatt…
    - 19 Nov 18, 4:56pm -
  • Egypt and Washington: Challenges in the Sisi Era
    On October 31, Barak Barfi and Michele Dunne addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Barfi is a research fellow at the New America Foundation and author of the recent Institute study Egypt’s New Realism: Challenges Under Sisi. D…
    - 7 Nov 18, 6:09pm -
  • Sisi’s Anti-Israel Rhetoric: New Speeches, Old Problems
    On October 11, Egyptian president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi gave a speech at an event commemorating the forty-fifth anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War/October War, traditionally touted as a glorious victory over Israel. Every year, dozens of Egypti…
    - 17 Oct 18, 8:59pm -
  • Cyprus Aims to Export Gas via Egypt
    During a September 19 meeting in Nicosia, the energy ministers of Egypt and Cyprus agreed to set up a committee within thirty days to work out details for an undersea pipeline connecting the offshore Aphrodite natural gas field with an Egyptian li…
    - 21 Sep 18, 3:45pm -
  • Egypt's New Realism: Challenges Under Sisi
    When Abdul Fattah al-Sisi became president in 2014, Egyptians were clamoring for stability after the chaos of the post–Arab Spring years and the failed leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood government. Emblematic of this stability, Sisi was at on…
    - 11 Sep 18, 11:20pm -
  • Israeli Gas Is Almost Ashore, But Challenges Remain
    Watched over by a small group of environmental protestors camped on the beach at Dor, engineers are putting the final touches on a pipeline for Israel’s Leviathan offshore natural gas reservoir. Located between Tel Aviv and Haifa, the line will…
    - 7 Sep 18, 7:33pm -
  • Breaking the Stalemate in the Egypt-Ethiopia Dam Dispute
    On July 26, the chief engineer of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Simegnew Bekele, died under mysterious circumstances. Two days earlier, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed revealed that the project could take another ten years to complete, even thoug…
    - 28 Aug 18, 7:18pm -
  • Women, Minorities, and Military Aid to Egypt
    Last August, former secretary of state Rex Tillerson withheld $195 million in Foreign Military Financing from Egypt—or 15 percent of the country’s $1.3 billion in total U.S. military aid—citing concerns over its political and human rights tr…
    - 9 Aug 18, 2:17pm -
  • What Would Happen If Russia Flipped Egypt?
    Despite the constant media scrutiny of President Trump’s foreign policy, experts say that the U.S. relationship with Egypt has been overlooked. This is particularly concerning given the strengthening ties between Cairo and Moscow. Anna Borshchev…
    - 26 Jun 18, 7:03pm -
  • Could Russia Flip Egypt?
    In August 2017, American and Egyptian forces resumed Operation Bright Star, a biennial military exercise intended to showcase both the political alliance between Washington and Cairo and their tight military relations. This capped a new honeymoon…
    - 21 Jun 18, 8:22pm -
  • While Mo Salah Sleeps in Grozny
    It’s no secret that Vladimir Putin uses prestige sporting events to bolster Russia’s image at home and abroad. Look no further than the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014. But by hosting the FIFA World Cup this year, Putin is playing a more subtle ge…
    - 12 Jun 18, 1:28pm -


The UAE-Israel Breakthrough: Bilateral and Regional Implications and U.S. Policy
The signing of the UAE-Israel treaty at the White House on September 15th, 2020—the first Arab-Israel peace accord in twenty-six years—is both a diplomatic success for the Trump administration and the opening of a new chapter in regional cooperat…
- 15 days ago 14 Sep 20, 4:30pm -
European Counterterrorism in the COVID Era: Views from Europol
Although the number of jihadist terrorist attacks in the EU has decreased since 2018, the number of disrupted plots has increased substantially. This major security threat has also become more complex in recent years, a problem amplified by the effec…
- 28 days ago 1 Sep 20, 7:21pm -
The Beirut Disaster: Implications for Lebanon and U.S. Policy
A massive explosion destroyed half of Lebanon's capital, but it also drew more attention to the country's deeply corrupt and crumbling political system, which the Lebanese people have been calling to reform since October. That is why French president…
- 46 days ago 14 Aug 20, 6:15pm -
Global Website Premiere: Mapping Hezbollah's Worldwide Activities
Washington Institute Fromer-Wexler Fellow Matthew Levitt, the director of the Jeanette and Eli Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, unveiled "Lebanese Hezbollah Select Worldwide Activity," the first publicly available, interactive m…
- 57 days ago 3 Aug 20, 7:37pm -
Health, Politics, and Stability in the Middle East: A COVID-19 Update
From Egypt to Iraq, Middle Eastern countries that avoided the worst of the global coronavirus pandemic in its early weeks are now reeling from its spread, with devastating repercussions for the local health situation and, potentially, the political s…
- 61 days ago 30 Jul 20, 5:21pm -
Mapping Hezbollah: The Lebanese Hezbollah Select Worldwide Activity Project
Debuting publicly on August 3, 2020, the Lebanese Hezbollah Select Worldwide Activity map will be the largest database of open-source documentation on Hezbollah's global network ever created. It will be an indispensable tool for researchers in govern…
- 67 days ago 24 Jul 20, 10:11pm -
Palestinians and the Two-State Solution: Hard Data on the Hardest Questions
As the possibility of Israeli annexation in the West Bank takes center stage, what does polling say about Palestinian views on potential responses and the general viability of the two-state approach? More broadly, how do Palestinian attitudes on dome…
- 68 days ago 23 Jul 20, 3:25pm -
The UN's Role in Responding to the Global Terrorist Threat
As the nature of the terrorist threat has continued to evolve and grow in complexity, the number of stakeholders involved in countering it has expanded, and the United Nations counterterrorism architecture has evolved accordingly. The UN Security Cou…
- 71 days ago 20 Jul 20, 3:26pm -
How the Contest to Succeed Abbas Is Shaping Palestinian Options
For years now, Palestinian politics have been dominated by officials maneuvering for the day after President Mahmoud Abbas leaves the scene, with the eighty-four-year-old leader insistently preventing the emergence of clear successors. At a time of p…
- 91 days ago 1 Jul 20, 1:05am -
Israeli Annexation in the West Bank? Scenarios and Implications
Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has set the date of July 1 for his cabinet to consider a proposal to extend Israeli law to portions of the West Bank, perhaps annexing as much as 30 percent of the territory in accordance with the Trump peace…
- 18 Jun 20, 6:12pm -
Is Regime Collapse on Syria's Horizon? Evaluating Assad's Grip on Power
Special Introduction by Joel Rayburn, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Levant Affairs and Special Envoy for Syria.In recent weeks, the Syrian pound hit a record low, Moscow visibly signaled its displeasure with Damascus, and Bashar al-Assad was caugh…
- 17 Jun 20, 9:59pm -
The New U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue: Expert Views from Both Sides
As the U.S.-Iraq bilateral strategic dialogue resumes, several issues of debate in both countries will take on greater urgency, from keeping U.S. troops in Iraq, to countering Iranian influence there, to confronting the Islamic State's resurgence. Ne…
- 17 Jun 20, 5:20pm -


Middle East Forum

  • Congressman Calls for Federal Investigation of University for Hosting Convicted Terrorist Leila Khaled
    Radicalizing students by glorifying terrorists disqualifies SFSU for taxpayer support. From Winfield Myers.
    - 7 days ago 23 Sep 20, 12:34am -
  • History Proves John Kerry Wrong ... Again
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry smugly predicted in 2016 that "there will be no separate peace between Israel and the Arab world" without a prior deal with the Palestinians.
    - 7 days ago 22 Sep 20, 2:39pm -
  • Who Will Sign the Next Peace Deal with Israel?
    After the signing of the Abraham Accords last week, there was widespread speculation that as many as five more countries could be in line for deals with Israel that would be pushed and brokered by the US President Donald Trump's administration. As th…
    - 8 days ago 22 Sep 20, 1:35am -
  • Why John Kerry and Others Were Wrong about Peace and Israel
    As Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain waltzed toward an agreement this week, many were surprised by the lack of Israeli "concessions" and a Palestinian state coming alongside the agreement. For two-and-a-half decades the paradigm that was
    - 8 days ago 22 Sep 20, 1:13am -
  • Saddam vs. the Kurds
    Background Saddam Husayn sees the Kurds of Iraq as enemies to be destroyed, using any available means. Toward this end, his troops in the mid-1980s employed land mines, artillery, and poison gas in a genocidal campaign that killed hundreds of thousan…
    - 8 days ago 21 Sep 20, 2:28pm -
  • I'm Banned from the US for 'Association with a Terrorist Organization'
    MEF fellow Jonathan Spyer has been banned from entering the U.S. on the grounds that he's "associated with a terrorist organization." Apparently Turkey convinced the State Department that Spyer is affiliated with the PKK (which he isn't) to retaliate…
    - 9 days ago 20 Sep 20, 9:04pm -
  • The Kurdistan Region in Iraq Tries to Balance Turkey, Iran and the United States
    For an autonomous regional government, the Kurdistan Regional Government has a lot of international clout.
    - 10 days ago 19 Sep 20, 5:56pm -
  • Coming Soon: An F-35 Stealth Fighter Alliance in the Middle East?
    While many in Israel fear a loss of a key military edge, there could be a silver lining that we are all missing.
    - 10 days ago 19 Sep 20, 4:23pm -
  • How the US is Doing More with Less in Iraq
    Baghdad's skies lit up with an arc of light and a humming, the sound of a special system that had been installed near the U.S. embassy in the Green Zone to confront rocket and mortar fire. The gun system is called C-RAM and was deployed to Iraq after
    - 11 days ago 19 Sep 20, 1:58am -
  • Beware a Russian 'October Surprise' in Syria
    Moscow thinks a bit of pushing will lead to a U.S. withdrawal from Syria.
    - 11 days ago 18 Sep 20, 10:27pm -
  • Biden Condemns Anti-Semitism While Ignoring Democrats Who Support It
    On August 18, the Joe Biden campaign distanced itself from New York Democratic National Convention (DNC) delegate Linda Sarsour after she gave a speech the previous day to a delegation of Muslim Democrats. A spokesman for Biden condemned Sarsour's
    - 12 days ago 17 Sep 20, 10:41pm -
  • Ankara's Aggression Has Spurred a Most Unlikely Pact
    The monumental accords being signed in Washington between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain represent a new era in Israeli peacemaking. These agreements are being signed with Gulf states and they are a result of shared interests. At the top of the list of
    - 12 days ago 17 Sep 20, 12:38pm -
  • Will Turkey and Greece Clash over a Tiny Island?
    An obscure Mediterranean flashpoint may soon come to a crisis; that would be the minuscule and remote Greek island of Kastelorizo (or Megisti; Meis in Turkish). Like many other Greek islands, it lies much closer to the Turkish than the Greek mainland…
    - 12 days ago 17 Sep 20, 12:07pm -

New America Media

  • The City That Bears the Brunt of the National Terror Watchlist
    DEARBORN, Mich. — There’s a running joke here that has residents talking to an omnipresent Uncle Sam.Off-color or politically contentious remarks — whether uttered at work, school, the hair salon, the grocery store, the masjid or th…
    - 9 Oct 17, 4:28pm -
  • Trump’s Imminent Withdrawal from the Iran Deal Will Endanger the World
    President Trump is about to take action that will withdraw the United States from the “Iran Nuclear Deal”. On October 15, Trump will reportedly “decertify” American participation in this historical agreement. This action is da…
    - 6 Oct 17, 10:22pm -
  • More Questions Than Answers in Coming NJ Gubernatorial Election
    MONTCLAIR, NJ — Ahmet Idil buys and sells rare books. An immigrant from Turkey, the Montclair resident says his small business provides the sole means of support for his wife and their three children. Like any self-employed businessperson, he k…
    - 27 Sep 17, 6:40pm -
  • Trump Administration Signals Plans to Abandon Iran Deal
    With a looming deadline on whether to continue the suspension of sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration is frantically working to demonstrate Tehran’s non-compliance under the so-called Iran Deal and thereby fulfill an ill-conceived campai…
    - 12 Sep 17, 11:46pm -
  • Immigrant, Muslim and Voting Republican in New Jersey
    NEWARK, New Jersey — Levent Koch has been a Democrat for as long as he’s been voting. The 47-year-old voted for Pres. Obama and Hillary Clinton in the past two elections. He took part in fundraising efforts for Jon Corzine,...
    - 4 Aug 17, 8:35am -
  • Rise in ‘Bigoted Incivility’ - When Your Groceries Come With a Side of Hate
    SAN FRANCISO – When Mohammad S. put in for a delivery with Instacart, the San Francisco company that allows users to order groceries online, the last thing he expected was that he’d become a target of hate. Which explains his...
    - 11 Jul 17, 7:58pm -
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Declares 'Total Victory' in Mosul
     MOSUL, Iraq — Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory Monday evening over the Islamic State in Mosul after nearly nine months of grueling combat to drive the militants out of Iraq’s second-largest city.“We announce the…
    - 10 Jul 17, 7:59pm -
  • Indiana Muslim Community Denounces Controversial Billboard
     A large billboard with the headline “The Perfect Man” stands along one of Indianapolis’s major highways and raises concerns in the local Muslim community who consider the billboard an attack on the Prophet Mohammed. The billbo…
    - 14 Jun 17, 5:50pm -
  • Trump to the ‘Rescue’ in Saudi Arabia and Israel
    Both Saudi Arabia and Israel believe that if they can entice the United States to embrace a more aggressive posture toward Iran, it will provide a solution to their own internal problems. That was the clear message in President Trump’s...
    - 23 May 17, 11:41pm -
  • Trump Neglects to Make Positive Nod to Muslims in America
     President Trump pointedly failed to recognize the contributions of Muslims in America in his speech to leaders of 50 Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia Sunday.Apparently making nice to Muslims around the world does not include those that live in hi…
    - 22 May 17, 9:47pm -
  • Trump Reaps Saudi Arms Deal, Stronger Ties
     Riyadh- Under political fire at home, U.S. President Donald Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath of his firing of the...
    - 22 May 17, 6:32pm -
  • Coincidence? Donald Trump Takes Trip and Saudi Arabia, UAE Donate $100,000,000 to Fund Backed by Ivanka
     The White House has assured America, almost a million times now, that there is no collusion between the White House officials and those seeking favor with the president. Sure, President TrumPutin hired all of his close friends and family to...
    - 22 May 17, 6:30pm -
  • The Real Financial Costs of Caregiving
    Photo: Heather Boldon gave her mother Karen medicine during her nap at home in Farmington, Minn. Boldon has low income and no benefits. (Renee Jones/Star Tribune) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.--Seven years of caring for her ailing mother have left Heather Boldo…
    - 18 May 17, 7:20am -
  • Day Laborers Urged to Take Advantage of Available Health Coverage
    Laura Lopez, second from left, urges day laborers at Street Level Health Project, to set aside their fears and enroll their children in Medi-Cal.OAKLAND, Calif. – Some undocumented parents are not enrolling their children in a free, full-scope…
    - 17 May 17, 11:30pm -
  • Conviction Applauded in Bias Motivated Attempted Murder
     A Muslim watchdog group this morning applauded the conviction of a Minnesota man for the bias-motivated attempted murder of five Muslim men.Anthony Sawina, 26, was convicted of attempted murder and assault for shooting at the men last summer, r…
    - 15 May 17, 8:26pm -

Council on Foreign Relations

  • Screening and Discussion of "Blood on the Wall"
    Panelists discuss the ongoing migration crisis in Central America. From Academy Award–nominated director Sebastian Junger and Emmy-winning producer Nick Quested, Blood on the Wall explores the depths of corruption plaguing Mexico and Central Amer…
    - 5 days ago 24 Sep 20, 8:00pm -
  • Higher Education Webinar: Targeting, Testing, and Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19
    Martin D. Burke, chair of the SHIELD COVID-19 strategy for the University of Illinois system, and May and Ving Lee professor for chemical innovation and professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discusses targeting, ma…
    - 6 days ago 24 Sep 20, 4:00am -
  • Academic Webinar: Global Health During COVID-19
    Ilona Kickbusch, founding director and chair of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, discusses global health during COVID-19.
    - 7 days ago 23 Sep 20, 4:00am -
  • The Future of U.S. Policy Toward North Korea
    This workshop, held with generous support from the Sejong Institute, brings together prominent U.S. and South Korean specialists to discuss what can be done to break the diplomatic stalemate with North Korea.
    - 7 days ago 23 Sep 20, 3:30am -
  • What Is Next for the WTO?
    Speakers discuss the future of the World Trade Organization (WTO), including what role the WTO can play in a COVID-19 world, who could be the next Director-General, and what changes to expect from the WTO moving forward. 
    - 7 days ago 23 Sep 20, 2:00am -
  • A Conversation With Abdullah Abdullah
    Abdullah Abdullah discusses the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, and the challenges facing Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation.
    - 7 days ago 22 Sep 20, 8:00pm -
  • Lessons on Reopening in a Pandemic From Around the World
    Speakers discuss the challenges other countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe have faced in reopening workplaces and schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the lessons to be learned from these experiences around the world for the Uni…
    - 7 days ago 22 Sep 20, 6:30pm -

CSIS Podcast

  • Daniel Yergin on "The New Map"
    This is a crossover episode with the CSIS podcast The Reopening. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and global energy expert Daniel Yergin talks with Andrew and Scott about his latest book, The New Map, and the way technology revolutions in energy are i…
    - 12 days ago 17 Sep 20, 12:40pm -
  • An Open World
    In this episode, Andrew invites Rebecca Lissner, co-author of An Open World: How America Can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order. Rebecca draws on this new book to discuss why she believes the United States needs to re-imagine its grand…
    - 14 days ago 15 Sep 20, 12:40pm -
  • Violence in the Streets of America
    In this episode, Seth Jones is back to further analyze the increase of violence that has occurred across America in the last couple of weeks. He draws on more data from his CSIS brief, "The Escalating Terrorism Problem in the United States," to disc…
    - 26 days ago 3 Sep 20, 7:33pm -
  • Terrorism in the U.S.
    In this episode, Andrew invites Seth Jones to discuss what CSIS data reveals on the increasing terrorism problem in the U.S. Seth draws on his CSIS brief, "The Escalating Terrorism Problem in the United States," to unpack where the most significant t…
    - 35 days ago 25 Aug 20, 12:40pm -
  • NYT’s Bret Stephens on Israel and “One” or “Two” State Solutions
    In this episode, Andrew invites New York Times columnist Bret Stephens to discuss the concepts of one-state and two-state solutions for Israel, and what steps could be taken to have a peaceful resolution between Israelis and Palestinians.
    - 47 days ago 13 Aug 20, 7:00pm -
  • David Sanger and the Roots of the Nation’s Struggle to Control the Pandemic
    In this crossover episode with CSIS's Take As Directed/Coronavirus Crisis Update podcast, New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger discusses the NYT's recent investigative team’s efforts, which chronicled the momentous White Hous…
    - 69 days ago 22 Jul 20, 4:58pm -
  • Climate, Energy, and U.S. Foreign Policy
    In this episode, Andrew invites CSIS's Sarah Ladislaw and Nikos Tsafos to explain how a new U.S. international energy policy should look, and climate change’s role within it. They also discuss the inspiration behind and future of the new CSIS initi…
    - 83 days ago 8 Jul 20, 1:25pm -
  • Wes Moore, Robin Hood Foundation CEO on Ending Poverty and Systemic Racism in America
    In this crossover episode with CSIS's The Reopening, Robin Hood Foundation CEO Wes Moore, author of the new book “Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of An American City” discusses how changes in public policy must occur for poverty and racial inequal…
    - 89 days ago 2 Jul 20, 7:25pm -
  • Dr. Michael Fauntroy on Systemic Racism
    Eminent political scientist Dr. Michael Fauntroy of Howard University discusses systemic racism and inequality. He discusses whether we are witnessing a movement, an awakening or a fad; and what achieving meaningful results could look like in America…
    - 96 days ago 25 Jun 20, 5:34pm -
  • Law Professor Joshua Geltzer on Election Security
    In this episode, Georgetown Law professor and National Task Force on Election Crises member Joshua Geltzer discusses the challenges that Covid-19, disinformation campaigns, cyber-attacks and partisanship bring to the 2020 election.
    - 21 May 20, 9:39pm -
  • John Barry, Eminent Pandemic Historian - "Tell the Truth"
    In this crossover episode with CSIS's Coronavirus Crisis Update podcast, Tulane University professor and historian John Barry, author of the New York Times bestseller The Great Influenza, joins the podcast from his home in New Orleans’ French Quart…
    - 15 May 20, 8:07pm -
  • Sold Out of Meat
    In this episode, CSIS Food Security Program director Caitlin Welsh discusses the state of meat production, supply chains and food security in the United States during the pandemic.
    - 6 May 20, 4:41pm -
  • Long Term Impacts of Covid-19 on Global Migration
    In this episode, CSIS’s Erol Yayboke joins Andrew to provide a window into the challenges that an almost complete halt to human mobility, due to Covid-19, will have on the United States and the rest of the world.Erol Yayboke is deputy director…
    - 28 Apr 20, 6:41pm -
  • U.S. Views of China During Covid-19 Pandemic
    In this episode, Andrew invites Laura Silver of the Pew Research Center to discuss a new study she co-authored, "U.S. Views of China Increasingly Negative Amid Coronavirus Outbreak." She expands on different findings of the study, including what the…
    - 23 Apr 20, 6:39pm -
  • Big Brother, Solutions & Widespread Distrust
    In this hybrid episode of Truth of the Matter and the Impossible State, CSIS’ Victor Cha and Steve Morrison join Andrew Schwartz to discuss South Korea’s innovative systems for tracking Covid-19 and whether they can work for the United States.
    - 15 Apr 20, 12:45pm -
  • Maggie Haberman WH Coverage of Covid-19
    In this episode, Andrew invites New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman. Maggie draws from one of her latest reports, "Trade Adviser Warned White House in January of Risks of a Pandemic," to discuss WH trade adviser Peter Navarro's m…
    - 7 Apr 20, 7:55pm -
  • COVID-19 in North and South Korea
    In this episode, Andrew is joined by CSIS's Victor Cha to discuss how South Korea is battling COVID-19 and the innovative strategies they took to prevent a wider spread of the virus. Victor also gives insight into what is and isn't known on how North…
    - 31 Mar 20, 8:38pm -
  • Health V. Economy
    In this episode, CSIS’s Steve Morrison and Stephanie Segal join Andrew Schwartz to get to the Truth of the Matter about the conflicting approaches to saving lives and saving the U.S. economy. 
    - 25 Mar 20, 12:55pm -
  • Oil Markets Under Pressure
    In this episode, Andrew invites Sarah Ladislaw and Kevin Book to give an update on oil markets as they face downward economic pressure.Sarah Ladislaw is senior vice president, director and Senior Fellow of the Energy Security and Climate Change Prog…
    - 20 Mar 20, 7:09pm -
  • COVID-19: Testing the U.S.
    In this episode, Andrew invites Heather Conley, Stephanie Segal, and Steve Morrison to give an update on the global COVID-19 crisis.Heather Conley is senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and director of the Europe program at CSI…
    - 19 Mar 20, 2:45pm -
  • Italy Total Lockdown?
    In this episode, Andrew invites Heather Conley and Steve Morrison to give an update on the unfolding COVID-19 crisis in Italy and Europe. Heather Conley is senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and director of the Europe program…
    - 11 Mar 20, 5:20pm -
  • Age of Mass Protests
    In this episode, Andrew invites CSIS's Samuel Brannen to discuss decade-long trends of mass political protests around the world. Sam draws on the new CSIS report The Age of Mass Protests: Understanding an Escalating Global Trend, which he co-authored…
    - 4 Mar 20, 1:30pm -
  • COVID-19: New Reality
    In this episode, Andrew invites CSIS's Steve Morrison, Jude Blanchette, and Stephanie Segal to discuss how the coronavirus outbreak, also known as COVID-19, is directly affecting the global economy, health security, and international politics.Steve…
    - 27 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
  • Libya Conflict
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite Bulent Aliriza, director of the CSIS Turkey Project, to unpack the worsening conflict in Libya. Bulent explains who the U.S. is supporting, the impact of other foreign powers in the region, and what the main int…
    - 11 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
  • Brexit: What Happens Next?
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew welcome back CSIS's Heather Conley, senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic. Now that Brexit has happened, everyone is wondering: what comes next for the UK? Heather discusses many of the challenges t…
    - 4 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
  • Impeachment and the Media
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite former executive editor and vice president of The Washington Post Leonard Downie Jr. Leonard describes his time supervising the Post's Watergate coverage, as well as the Post being first to report the Monica Lew…
    - 28 Jan 20, 5:29pm -
  • Global Economic Outlook
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite Stephanie Segal, senior fellow of the CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy, to give a forecast of the global economy in 2020. They unpack President Trump's recent address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, t…
    - 23 Jan 20, 2:00pm -
  • U.S.-China Trade Deal: Phase One
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite CSIS's "Trade Guys," Bill Reinsch and Scott Miller to discuss the "Phase One" trade agreement between the U.S. and China that was signed on Wednesday. They give insight on specifics of the agreement, who is impa…
    - 16 Jan 20, 4:15pm -
  • The Killing of Soleimani and U.S. Response
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite CSIS’s Seth G. Jones, Harold Brown Chair, director of the Transnational Threats Project, and senior adviser to the International Security Program. They discuss the latest news about the Ukrainian aircraft that…
    - 10 Jan 20, 3:17pm -
  • Bad Ideas in National Security
    In this episode, Andrew invites a team from the CSIS International Security Program (ISP): Kathleen Hicks, Andrew Hunter, and Todd Harrison. They discuss Defense 360's "Bad Ideas in National Security" series that highlights brief articles written by…
    - 18 Dec 19, 2:25pm -
  • British Elections
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite two special guests: CSIS's Heather Conley, senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and BBC anchor and correspondent Laura Trevelyan. They discuss an updated outlook on Brexit and the U.K. elec…
    - 11 Dec 19, 2:55pm -
  • Climate Change and Food Security
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite Kimberly Flowers, director of the Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food Security Project at CSIS. They analyze the political and humanitarian impact of climate change on food security and global hunger. Kimberly a…
    - 4 Dec 19, 4:43pm -
  • The Islamic State's Next Wave
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite back Seth Jones, CSIS's Harold Brown Chair and Director of the Transnational Threats Project. Seth discusses the U.S. raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and what it means for the future of the Is…
    - 5 Nov 19, 6:00am -
  • Russia Into Africa
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew talk with Judd Devermont, director of the Africa program at CSIS. Judd breaks down the Russia-Africa Summit and steps the U.S. could take to reduce the Russia footprint in Africa. Download the full transcript here.
    - 30 Oct 19, 1:00am -
  • A Reckoning in Syria and What it Means for the Middle East
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew talk to Brian Katz, a fellow of CSIS's International Security Program and the Transnational Threats Project. Brian breaks down the situation on the ground following the U.S. decision to pull troops out of northern Syri…
    - 22 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • An Ongoing Discussion on Syria
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew sit down with Melissa Dalton, deputy director of the CSIS International Security Program and director of the Cooperative Defense Project. Melissa discusses the current situation of the ongoing conflict in Syria and the…
    - 16 Oct 19, 7:15pm -
  • U.S. Troop Pullout of Syria
    Bob and Andrew talk with Bulent Aliriza, director of the CSIS Turkey Project, about the escalating situation along the Syrian border with Turkey after President Trump ordered U.S. troops out of the region. Download the full transcript here.
    - 8 Oct 19, 8:15pm -
  • U.S. and China: A New Paradigm
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew speak with Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS. Jude brings us up to date on the demonstrations in Hong Kong that escalated on October 1st, the same day of the 70th anniversary of the People's R…
    - 4 Oct 19, 5:45pm -
  • Bonus: Schieffer's Green Room on Iran
    In this bonus episode of The Truth of the Matter, listen in on Bob Schieffer’s green room conversation with CSIS’ Jon Alterman, Seth Jones and the New York Times’ David Sanger, prior to the CSIS Schieffer Series event on the Iran situation, Sep…
    - 1 Oct 19, 6:15pm -
  • Explaining the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act
    Bob and Andrew bring in nonpartisan legal expert Bradley P. Moss, Esq., to explain the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989. Mr. Moss tells us how it works, the unique situation regarding the President with respect to the Act,…
    - 24 Sep 19, 8:15pm -
  • The Attack on Saudi Arabia
    In this episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview CSIS Harold Brown Chair and Director of the Transnational Threats Project Seth Jones about the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil production facilities. They also discuss Jones's pre…
    - 17 Sep 19, 8:15pm -
  • Edge of a New Epoch
    In this inaugural episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview former deputy secretary of defense and now CSIS’s CEO, Dr. John Hamre. Download the full transcript here.
    - 12 Sep 19, 1:30pm -

Rand Middle East

  • The Cultural Foundations of Modern Democracies
    This article identifies which cultural values are closely coupled with changes in democracy across nations in the twentieth century, and tests whether changes in democracy precede or follow changes in cultural values.
    - 12 Dec 19, 1:15pm -
  • Measuring Labour Mobility and Migration Using Big Data
    Researchers investigated the use of social media data to offer real-time estimates that will serve as early warnings about changes in EU mobility. The team successfully used the data to apply a working model for measuring stocks of EU migrants.
    - 12 Dec 19, 12:30pm -
  • Developing Pilot Interventions to Address Food Insecurity and Nutritional Needs of People Living With HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Documenting high levels of food insecurity and overweight among people with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean and highlighting food gaps have important implications for interventions, since prior efforts to address food insecurity among people w…
    - 12 Dec 19, 12:15pm -
  • Walking a Fine Line
    As state survey systems mature, states will be able to improve how they use surveys and explore other nonacademic indicators of school performance, recognizing the breadth of ways that schools help students succeed.
    - 12 Dec 19, 11:30am -
  • Culture and Cognition
    This model demonstrates how cognitive structure, cultural schema, and environment awareness could be combined to improve risk communication. Case studies: one on decision makers facing extreme heat, and another on homeowners facing flood events.
    - 12 Dec 19, 11:15am -
  • Draft TALIS Starting Strong Survey 2018
    This document provides high-level steers for content- and context-related issues that need to be taken into consideration in the analysis and reporting of the TALIS Starting Strong Survey 2018.
    - 12 Dec 19, 11:00am -
  • Starting Strong Teaching and Learning International Survey 2018
    The Conceptual Framework provides an integrated theoretical and analytical underpinning to the OECD Starting Strong Survey, articulating its research focus and links to existing knowledge and evidence and policy questions.
    - 12 Dec 19, 10:30am -
  • Providing Quality Early Childhood Education and Care
    This technical report details the steps, procedures, methodologies, standards and rules that the OECD Starting Strong Teaching and Learning International Survey 2018 used to collect high-quality data.
    - 12 Dec 19, 9:30am -
  • The Challenge of Determining Appropriate Care in the Era of Patient-Centered Care and Rising Health Care Costs
    The goal of health care is to ensure that patients receive the right care for the right patient for the right problem at the right time from the right provider. Inappropriate care is costly. The challenge is to define and increase delivery of appropr…
    - 12 Dec 19, 9:00am -
  • Proposition 63 and the Future of Mental Health Funding in California
    Testimony presented before an informational hearing of the California State Assembly Committee on Budget on December 9, 2019.
    - 12 Dec 19, 8:45am -
  • Minding the Gaps
    The U.S. national security community continues to consider the proper military response to China's ongoing military modernization efforts, but many aspects of the debate remain unresolved. If analysts writing on US military strategy toward China want…
    - 11 Dec 19, 10:00am -
  • Early Alcohol and Smoking Initiation
    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults report higher rates of smoking and alcohol use than heterosexual peers. Prior studies have not examined whether disparities in early initiation among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth contribute to adult disparities.
    - 11 Dec 19, 9:45am -
  • Competing in the Gray Zone
    The authors of this report summarize a series of war games played to better understand European vulnerabilities to Russian gray zone tactics -- ambiguous actions that target domestic or international public opinion -- and how to effectively counter t…
    - 11 Dec 19, 9:30am -


Carnegie Endowment

  • The Army in Indian Military Strategy: Rethink Doctrine or Risk Irrelevance
    The Indian Army's prevailing doctrine leaves the military with two main choices: do nothing or risk wars it cannot win. The Indian Army needs to rethink its use of force to meet today's new challenges.
    - 50 days ago 10 Aug 20, 4:24pm -
  • 75 Years On, How Will The Nuclear Age End?
    Seventy-five years ago, U.S. nuclear weapons devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For individual human beings, 75 years signals nearness to the end of life. But for the nuclear age, does this anniversary mark the beginning, the middle, or the end?
    - 54 days ago 6 Aug 20, 5:19pm -
  • Mauritania's Economic and Social Ambitions Collide: The Story of Diawling Park
    While a resource-rich economy might be in Mauritania's grasp, the benefits are unlikely to be enjoyed by all.
    - 54 days ago 6 Aug 20, 2:36pm -
  • Can Lebanon's Fires Be Put Out?
    The blasts that ripped through Beirut's historic port could hardly have come at a worse time, as the city struggles with the coronavirus pandemic and an economic crisis. As the smoke clears, the catastrophe has laid bare festering structural weaknes…
    - 54 days ago 6 Aug 20, 8:58am -
  • Idealism Without Illusion
    In what seemed like a nano-second, public attitudes shifted, white Americans marched alongside their fellow Black citizens in numbers and with a resolve not even seen during the 1960s. Once regarded as a predominantly Black and brown movement, Black…
    - 56 days ago 4 Aug 20, 5:36pm -
  • The New Nuclear Threat
    The cold war ended peacefully, and the deployed nuclear arsenals of the U.S. and Russia have been reduced by nearly 90 percent, but we are not safer today-quite the reverse.
    - 57 days ago 3 Aug 20, 5:45pm -
  • Remembering the Dead
    Araz Bedross discusses her campaign in Lebanon to push for legislation commemorating the Armenian Genocide. | عربي
    - 58 days ago 3 Aug 20, 6:35am -
  • New Power Struggles in the Mediterranean
    The emergence of new actors in the Mediterranean region has resulted in new economic, military, and ideological power struggles. Amidst this perilous and volatile backdrop, the European Union should strategically assess political trends and evaluate…
    - 61 days ago 30 Jul 20, 5:01pm -
  • Turkey Issued New Rules for Social Media. That May Mean That Media Censorship Wasn't Working.
    The new law intensifies President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's push to control the media. But why is Turkey going to such lengths and precipitating a showdown with some of the world's most powerful tech companies?
    - 61 days ago 30 Jul 20, 4:59pm -
  • How the EU Managed Its Coronavirus Comeback
    In the chaotic early weeks of the pandemic, when Europe was ground zero for the international spread of the coronavirus, European unity seemed a distant prospect. But Merkel's leadership combined with a gigantic recovery fund have helped the EU boun…
    - 61 days ago 30 Jul 20, 4:27pm -
  • The Caudillo of the Kremlin
    By laying the constitutional groundwork to remain president for life, Vladimir Putin is engineering a further “Francoization” of his regime. But while Francisco Franco at least had a successor in King Juan Carlos, Putin has no such thing. which…
    - 61 days ago 30 Jul 20, 1:52pm -
  • 'We're Not North Korea'
    In an interview, Saad Andary discusses Lebanon's economic crisis and criticizes the government's plans for addressing it. | عربي
    - 61 days ago 30 Jul 20, 9:55am -
  • In Morocco, Benevolent Authoritarianism Isn't Sustainable
    The coronavirus has highlighted deeply ingrained inequality in Morocco, bringing its society to a crunch point. Much will depend on what its leader does next.
    - 62 days ago 29 Jul 20, 11:05am -
  • Can Elections Be Credible During a Pandemic?
    The choice to hold or delay elections carries big risks for the legitimacy of democratic institutions.
    - 62 days ago 29 Jul 20, 9:31am -
  • A Controlled Comeback
    In an interview, Armenak Tokmajyan discusses his recent paper on the Syrian regime's return to the southern border area. | عربي
    - 63 days ago 29 Jul 20, 6:34am -
  • Hezbollah Has Tried to Infiltrate Combatants into Territory Controlled by Israel
    Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa | عربي
    - 63 days ago 28 Jul 20, 9:18am -
  • The Lure of Regional Hegemony
    In an interview, Soli Özel explains the multifaceted nature of Turkey's ambitions in the Middle East and North Africa. | عربي
    - 65 days ago 27 Jul 20, 7:48am -
  • China's Economy Needs Institutional Reform Rather Than Additional Capital Deepening
    It is a mistake to assume that there is a global capital and technology frontier toward which every country must strive to acquire development. Economic development requires, above all, the right set of formal and informal institutions.
    - 68 days ago 24 Jul 20, 7:46am -
  • The United States and Japan Should Team Up on 5G
    With the Tokyo Olympics postponed because of the coronavirus, Japan will delay its high-profile promotion of 5G commercial service this month. But the United States and Japan are still well-positioned for the intensifying race to harness the technol…
    - 68 days ago 23 Jul 20, 4:43pm -
  • How Much Will the Pandemic Change Egyptian Governance and for How Long?
    In Egypt, coronavirus response efforts were led by the prime minister and other technocrats. What does this change mean for Egypt-and how long will it last?
    - 68 days ago 23 Jul 20, 3:06pm -


  • newGovernment-guaranteed bank lending six months on
    In March and April 2020, European governments announced massive credit support programmes. After an initial surge, take-up appears to be stabilising (with a lag in Italy), despite second wave shocks in some countries. More recent data confirms that f…
    - 5 hours ago 29 Sep 20, 2:58pm -
  • newTrump’s International Economic Legacy
    If Donald Trump loses the United States presidential election in November, he will ultimately be seen to have left little mark in many areas. But in the US's relationship with China, the decoupling of economic links could continue, and that could for…
    - 11 hours ago 29 Sep 20, 9:06am -
  • Common eurobonds should become Europe’s safe asset – but they don’t need to be green
    The plan to fund the European Union’s recovery programme via debt issuance has raised hopes that a new type of euro-denominated safe asset could emerge. As a priority, the European Commission needs a strategy to create a liquid and transparent mark…
    - 1 day ago 28 Sep 20, 8:08am -
  • Europe’s recovery gamble
    Next Generation EU, was rightly hailed as a major breakthrough: never before had the EU borrowed to finance expenditures, let alone transfers to member states. But the programme and its Recovery and Resilience Facility amount to a high-risk gamble.
    - 4 days ago 25 Sep 20, 12:58pm -
  • Will European Union countries be able to absorb and spend well the bloc’s recovery funding?
    To help finance the post-coronavirus recovery, the European Union is raising large amounts to pass on to its members. But absorption of EU funds is typically slow and some countries might struggle to spend what they can get, even if they will have br…
    - 5 days ago 24 Sep 20, 8:54am -
  • Global Energy Fundamentals
    Bruegel research fellow Simone Tagliapietra discusses his new book, Global Energy Fundamentals.
    - 6 days ago 23 Sep 20, 10:34am -
  • How Can the European Parliament Better Oversee the European Central Bank?
    This paper, written at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, assesses how the European Parliament holds the European Central Bank accountable. The same exercise is done for the Bank of Japan, in order to identify possible les…
    - 6 days ago 23 Sep 20, 9:01am -
  • Why has COVID-19 hit different European Union economies so differently?
    All European Union countries are undergoing severe output losses as a consequence of COVID-19, but some have been hurt more than others. Factors potentially influencing the degree of economic contraction include the severity of lockdown measures, the…
    - 7 days ago 22 Sep 20, 1:47pm -
  • Redefining European Union green bonds: from greening projects to greening policies
    European Union green bonds, as promised by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, might be better linked to the bloc's achievement of its climate goals, rather than project-by-project green criteria.
    - 8 days ago 21 Sep 20, 2:21pm -
  • Emerging Europe and the capital markets union
    The European Union's capital market union needs a revamp because of Brexit and the deep recession, and to underpin the European Green Deal. In particular, equity capital in the countries of central and eastern Europe is underdeveloped. These countrie…
    - 12 days ago 17 Sep 20, 12:36pm -

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