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  • The Next Banking Crisis Will Not Be in the Middle East
    A budding financial crisis perpetually loiters around the modern global economy. Crises in banking sectors — a subset (and often a harbinger) of a broader financial crisis — have shocked developing and advanced countries alike for…
    - 31 Jul 18, 4:58pm -
  • The Annual Haleh Esfandiari Forum: Protecting America's Global Leadership, with Senator Chris Van Hollen
    The Middle East Program invites you to the annual Haleh Esfandiari Forum on the Middle East with Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland), who will discuss the topic of protecting America's global leadership in a conversation with Wi…
    - 3 Jul 18, 1:58am -
  • An Israeli Perspective on Russia’s Role in the Middle East
    In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, Major General (Res.) Amos Gilead discusses how Russia has positioned itself as a major player in Syria and about its ambitions in the greater Middle East region. He also explains the current stat…
    - 28 Jun 18, 5:32pm -
  • A Ray of Hope in Afghanistan
    The last few days have produced a series of uplifting, heartwarming scenes in Afghanistan—not a nation where such adjectives are typically applied.Over the course of a three-day truce declared by the Taliban to mark the Eid holida…
    - 19 Jun 18, 3:38pm -
  • The House of Islam: A Global History
    A fascinating and revelatory exploration of the intricacies of Islam and the inner psyche of the Muslim world from the bestselling author of The Islamist 'Not just timely but important too. Ed Husain does not just set out the fundame…
    - 19 Jun 18, 1:02pm -
  • Book Launch: The House of Islam: A Global History
    Please join us for a look inside The House of Islam, a revelatory exploration of the intricacies of Islam and the inner psyche of the Muslim world, from the bestselling author of The Islamist, Ed Husain: Directions: …
    - 15 Jun 18, 3:48pm -
  • The Middle East: A Region in Chaos?
    Last December, the Wilson Center and the U.S. Institute of Peace co-sponsored an event on turmoil across the Middle East with four experienced analysts and practitioners. We agreed to gather again a half-year later to review our obse…
    - 7 Jun 18, 5:26pm -

Washington Institute

  • newPompeo’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…
    - 21 hours ago 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…
    - 10 days ago 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…
    - 14 days ago 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…
    - 29 days ago 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…
    - 34 days ago 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…
    - 58 days ago 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…
    - 59 days ago 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…
    - 71 days ago 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…
    - 92 days ago 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 -
  • Book Review: The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973
    Conventional wisdom holds that the U.S. policy of detente restrained the Soviet Union in the Middle East, including in Egypt. This perspective also holds that Egyptian president Anwar Sadat’s expulsion of thousands of Soviet military advisors in…
    - 1 Jun 18, 9:37pm -
  • Israel's Sinai Dilemma
    In a February article for the New York Times, David Kirkpatrick wrote that Israel has conducted strikes against Islamic State elements in the Sinai no less than a hundred times since 2015. The story describes how jihadist forces operating in the p…
    - 23 Apr 18, 5:47pm -
  • Sisi's Reelection and Egypt's Next Political Establishment
    On April 2, the Egyptian election commission declared that President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi had won a second term with 97 percent of the vote. During his first term, he focused on suffocating the political environment and sidelining his opponents, s…
    - 2 Apr 18, 9:14pm -
  • Beyond Security: Steps Toward Warmer Egypt-Israel Relations
    Nearly four decades after Egypt and Israel signed their peace treaty, security cooperation between the former foes is arguably stronger than ever. Limited economic cooperation also prevails through Qualifying Industrial Zones, areas in which Egypt…
    - 29 Mar 18, 8:16pm -
  • It's a 'Cold Peace' with Israel; Egypt Prohibits Full Normalization
    On March 26, 1979, under the auspices of the United States, Egypt and Israel signed a peace treaty. But the bilateral relationship has been characterized as a "cold peace." For the nearly four decades since, the two countries have exchanged ambass…
    - 25 Mar 18, 1:33pm -
  • How True Is 'The Crown' on The Suez Cover-Up?
    As 2017 turned into 2018, the entertainment press in America and Britain suddenly began to run articles explaining the Suez crisis of 1956. "Where is the Suez Canal?" asked a headline in the British tabloid Daily Express, and "Why did Britain Go t…
    - 1 Mar 18, 4:47pm -
  • Easing the Minds of Egyptian Generals Is Key to Continued Cooperation with Israel
    Cooperation between Israel and Egypt has increased to a high level in recent years, evidenced by recent reports on military coordination in Sinai. Yet this somewhat secret alliance has not been easy for some Egyptian generals to reconcile, given t…
    - 24 Feb 18, 1:41pm -
  • Foreign Fighters in Libya: Consequences for Africa and Europe
    On February 16, Aaron Zelin and Michael Franken addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute as part of the long-running Stein Counterterrorism Lecture Series. Zelin is the Richard Borow Fellow at the Institute and author of its rece…
    - 21 Feb 18, 8:18pm -
  • President Trump, Condemn This Sham Egyptian Election
    Four years after a bloody coup ended Egypt's difficult transition to democracy, the most populous country in the Arab world is heading toward its fourth presidential vote. The Trump administration should call this exercise what it is: a sham and d…
    - 5 Feb 18, 4:48pm -
  • New Palestinian and Egyptian Designations Highlight Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood
    Speaking at the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, State Department Counterterrorism Coordinator Nathan Sales announced on January 31 that Washington has placed new terrorist designations on Palestinian a…
    - 31 Jan 18, 5:47pm -
  • Civil Society on Trial in Egypt: Revisiting the NGO Workers Case
    More than four years after the conviction of forty-three Egyptian and foreign NGO workers, the affair remains an irritant for U.S.-Egypt relations. For many in Washington, the felony convictions of all seventeen Americans tried—including the son…
    - 30 Jan 18, 2:42pm -
  • How Can Saudi Arabia and Egypt Help Confront Toxic Ideologies?
    On January 18, Joseph Braude and Samuel Tadros addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Braude is an advisor to Al-Mesbar Studies and Research Center and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Tadros is a senior fe…
    - 22 Jan 18, 8:48pm -
  • Israel's Gas Disappointment
    The development of Israel's offshore natural gas resources, once seen as a wonderful economic blessing, has slowed to a painful crawl in recent months. On December 13, the government announced that it was awarding licenses for just six of the twen…
    - 21 Dec 17, 3:18pm -
  • Beyond Islamists and Autocrats:
    The optimism that briefly followed the 2010-11 Arab Spring has long since faded, with a string of political crises, internal crackdowns, and wars casting a long shadow over the prospects for true democratization. The formidable threats posed by Ir…
    - 27 Nov 17, 9:52pm -
  • How Egypt Can Help Hamas and Fatah Implement Their New Deal
    On October 12, the Fatah movement and Hamas reached a new set of understandings in Cairo, with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas describing them as a "final agreement to end disunity." While the deal may help stabilize and bring some h…
    - 18 Oct 17, 8:01pm -
  • Egyptians Surprisingly Open to Key Trump Policies, New Poll Shows
    As President Trump rolls out his plan for confronting Iran, a credible new poll in Egypt reveals that this posture enjoys a remarkable degree of public support in the most populous Arab country. A mere 1% of Egyptians rate Iran's regional policies…
    - 12 Oct 17, 7:33pm -
  • Cairo Bombing Exposes the Muslim Brotherhood's Jihadist Tilt
    Hasm, an Egyptian militant group aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), has claimed responsibility for the September 30 bombing at the embassy of Myanmar in Cairo. While no one was injured, the attack indicates that MB-aligned groups are acting…
    - 2 Oct 17, 7:45pm -
  • From Moscow to Marrakech: Russia Is Turning Its Eyes to Africa
    If you thought Vladimir Putin would settle for only Syria in cementing Russia's footprint in the Middle East, you're in for a surprise. From Morocco to Egypt, Moscow has been expanding influence through arms and energy deals, tourism promotion, an…
    - 21 Sep 17, 6:10pm -
  • The Hamas Announcement: Reconciliation or Reorientation?
    In response to an Egyptian initiative, Hamas announced on September 17 that it will dissolve the "Administrative Committee" it created in March as a shadow government to administer the Gaza Strip. The formation of that committee had spurred Palest…
    - 20 Sep 17, 4:28pm -
  • Middle East Maritime Security:
    A number of developments are transforming the Middle East maritime security environment, with profound implications for regional trade and security. Historically, protection of (SLOCs) sea lines of communication--a process integral to projecting p…
    - 14 Sep 17, 9:03pm -
  • Congress, Don't Meet with the Muslim Brotherhood
    Amr Darrag, a senior member of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, will be speaking at Georgetown University on Thursday, and he is trying to extend his speaking gig into a lobbying tour, as other Brotherhood-aligned delegations have done in the past. U.S…
    - 13 Sep 17, 2:48pm -
  • Free Trade Zone in the Context of Growing Russia-Egypt Ties
    Russia and Egypt will hold an intergovernmental commission meeting on trade and economic cooperation in September. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov hopes the meeting will advance bilateral discussion about an industrial trade zone in East Po…
    - 25 Aug 17, 5:08pm -
  • Washington's Unfocused Decision on Aid to Egypt
    Washington's decision on August 22 to delay or cancel nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt caught Cairo by surprise. For many months, the Egyptian government had assumed that the warm rapport between U.S. president Donald Trump and his Egyptian cou…
    - 23 Aug 17, 3:37pm -
  • Is War in Gaza Unavoidable?
    Earlier this summer, it seemed like war in the Gaza Strip was inevitable. Israel had accepted Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas' request to cut off electricity for the approximately two million Gazans who live under Hamas rule. Abbas hope…
    - 22 Aug 17, 4:16pm -
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Fatal Mistake
    On August 14, 2013, in what came to be known as the Rabaa massacre, Egyptian security forces stormed Muslim Brotherhood-led sit-ins at public squares in Cairo and Giza, killing hundreds of people protesting the ouster of Mohamed Morsi, the Brother…
    - 21 Aug 17, 3:15pm -
  • A Beauty Queen Helps Israel's Egyptian Community Find Its Voice
    Winning the Arab Miss Israel contest in 2009 was a double-edged sword for Naglaa Suleiman.The daughter of an Egyptian father and Arab-Israeli mother, Suleiman moved to Israel with her family at age five and grew up in Nazareth. The notoriety sh…
    - 17 Aug 17, 2:04am -
  • A Killer Goes Free in Cairo
    On June 23, Egypt's President Sisi granted clemency to some 500 convicted criminals, a common practice of Arab leaders on the eve of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the month-long Islamic fast of Ramadan. Among those discharged was Hisham Talaat Mustafa,…
    - 7 Jul 17, 3:38pm -
  • The Muslim Brotherhood Is the Root of the Qatar Crisis
    Monday marks the end of the 10 days that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt gave Qatar to comply with 13 far-reaching demands. For starters, Qatar is being told to cut off relations with Iran, shutter Al Jazeera, and stop g…
    - 2 Jul 17, 4:57pm -
  • How a Soap Opera Explains Egyptian-Israeli Relations
    Egyptian-Israeli relations have been steadily improving in the past few years, with the two countries facing the same threat from ISIS on the Sinai border. Coupled with Egypt's current economic hardships, increased cooperation between the two side…
    - 29 Jun 17, 9:25pm -
  • Defusing the Electricity Crisis in Gaza -- For Now
    On June 22, the Gaza Power Plant (GPP) came back online, following a shipment of diesel fuel from Egypt earlier in the week, offering a temporary reprieve from the crisis that had left Gaza residents with as little as three hours of electricity pe…
    - 22 Jun 17, 8:22pm -
  • Counter-radicalization and de-radicalization in Egypt and Libya: Returnees and Foresight
    June 13, 2017At the beginning of May, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein expressed concerns over Egypt’s policies to combat extremism, highlighting that a state of emergency, the massive numbers of detentions, and…
    - 13 Jun 17, 8:53pm -
  • Assurances from Washington, Fears in Cairo
    June 13, 2017“I just want to let everybody know that we are strongly supporting President Sisi; he has done a fantastic job in a very difficult situation. We stand with Egypt, and we support the people of Egypt.” With these words, the U.S.…
    - 13 Jun 17, 8:21pm -
  • LBJ and the June 1967 War:
    On June 1, Dennis Ross, Nicholas Rostow, and Michael Mandelbaum addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Ross is the Institute's William Davidson Distinguished Fellow and author of Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from…
    - 9 Jun 17, 7:43pm -


IDF Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Assaf Orion: Israel's Strategic Challenges
Visiting scholar Assaf Orion, a retired brigadier general in the Israel Defense Forces, analyzes the challenges and opportunities confronting his country from his perspective as one of Israel's foremost military strategists. Despite threats from Iran…
- 7 days ago 10 Jan 19, 10:31pm -
ویدئو کامل گفتوشنود رضا پهلوی در انستیتو واشنگتن با زیرنویس فارسی
میزگرد «مباحث سیاست گذاری» روز جمعه ۱۴ دسامبر ۲۰۱۸، با حضور رضا پهلوی، فرزند شاه فقید ایران محمدرضا شاه و به مدیریت مهدی خلجی از دانشوران…
- 22 days ago 26 Dec 18, 5:13pm -
Tunisian Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria
Aaron Zelin, The Washington Institute's Richard Borow Fellow and a leading scholar of global jihadist movements, discusses his Policy Note on the phenomena of Tunisian fighters heading to Iraq and Syria to fight in surprising numbers. In a study base…
- 27 days ago 21 Dec 18, 10:00pm -
Reza Pahlavi on 40 Years of the Islamic Republic
The Islamic Republic of Iran faces increasing, multifaceted crises in its legitimacy, popularity, and functionality. But in the absence of a powerful, organized opposition, the regime still seems quite self-confident.To discuss the government’s f…
- 30 days ago 18 Dec 18, 6:07pm -
Tunisia’s Foreign Fighters
Amb. Jacob Walles and Aaron Zelin on Tunisia’s Foreign FightersOver the past few years, thousands of Tunisians have mobilized for jihad in Iraq and Syria, with many reaching the battlefield and returning home, making their country practically syno…
- 37 days ago 11 Dec 18, 4:14pm -
The IRGC and Regional Conflict: Temperature Rising
The growing regional role of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has garnered greater attention in recent years, but detailed analysis on the mechanics of this expansion is still lacking. To fill the void, senior military advisor Nader Uskowi…
- 38 days ago 10 Dec 18, 7:08pm -
Washington Institute 2018 Scholar-Statesman Award Event Introduction
Washington Institute President Shelly Kassen welcomes guests to the 2018 Washington Institute Scholar-Statesman Award event.Trustee Gregg Abramson honored his late parents, former President Richard and Trustee Lorraine Abramson, and their enduring…
- 44 days ago 4 Dec 18, 6:03pm -
Washington Institute Honors Joan Kahn, Michael Hayden, George Tenet
The Washington Institute conferred its Scholar-Statesman award on former CIA directors Michael Hayden and George Tenet at an event in New York City on November 15, 2018. The Institute also paid tribute to visionary philanthropist Joan Kahn.Institut…
- 44 days ago 4 Dec 18, 5:54pm -
Michael Hayden and George Tenet Address The Washington Institute
William Davidson Distinguished Fellow Dennis Ross interviewed former CIA directors Gen. Michael Hayden (USAF Ret.) and George Tenet on the occasion of their receiving the Institute’s Scholar-Statesman Award in New York City on November 15, 2018.I…
- 44 days ago 4 Dec 18, 5:36pm -
New Data on Iraqi Political Trends: Parsing the Regional Implications
Five months after Iraq's national elections, the new government's policies have yet to be determined. Against this precarious backdrop, recent polling data reveal surprising trends in public preferences on a variety of pressing governance and securit…
- 49 days ago 29 Nov 18, 8:17pm -
Tehran's International Targets: Assessing Iranian Terror Sponsorship
During a speech at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, State Department ambassador-at-large and coordinator for counterterrorism Nathan Sales announced that the U.S. was designating Jawad Nasrallah, son of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah…
- 65 days ago 13 Nov 18, 9:12pm -
Do U.S. Actions Affect Iranian Policy? Past Lessons, Future Prospects
Four decades after the Iranian revolution, the question of how much foreign governments can actually shape the Islamic Republic’s political makeup and decisionmaking remains controversial. Unsurprisingly, Washington is still caught at the center of…
- 69 days ago 9 Nov 18, 4:37pm -


Middle East Forum

  • Turkish 'Brain Drain'
    Why are defense industry officials ditching their jobs in Turkey for work abroad?
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 19, 9:22pm -
  • Islamism Flourishes in Darkness
    The Washington Post should know, but chooses not to.
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 19, 9:16pm -
  • How Twitter Saved Life of Saudi Rebel Who Rejected Islam
    Had there been no Twitter, it can safely be assumed, Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, an 18-year old Saudi woman who fled her family, country and religion could have been dead. We now know she is safe, in the care of the UN Human Rights Council in Bangkok
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 19, 4:46pm -
  • Trump and the GOP Were Hardly the First to Worry About "Special Interest Alien" Smuggling to the Southwest Border
    Much of the noise accompanying President Trump's partial justification for a wall concerns the veracity of a general threat: that Islamist terror travelers in the flow of "special interest aliens" (SIAs) might easier breach the southern border withou…
    - 7 days ago 10 Jan 19, 6:19pm -
  • Central American Countries Are Helping Middle Easterners Illegally Enter the United States
    Panama and Costa Rica are chokepoints on the migrant trail followed by people from other continents seeking easier U.S. entry through our porous border with Mexico.
    - 7 days ago 10 Jan 19, 4:33pm -
  • MAS-ICNA Hosts Several Islamist and Terrorist Speakers in Chicago
    What do you get when you mix a group described by federal prosecutors as "the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America" with a group identified as the American front for South Asian Islamist movement Jamaat-e-Islami? The Muslim American
    - 8 days ago 9 Jan 19, 5:46pm -
  • Where is Turkish Industry 5.0?
    The ruling Justice and Development Party has heavily invested in education since it came to power in 2002: It built more than 100 new universities that look like a buildings surrounded by a library and a mosque; and it boasts for having created more
    - 8 days ago 9 Jan 19, 5:06pm -
  • Anti-Semitism is Fashionable Again
    In Western countries, it is once again respectable to claim that Jews are the cause of social ills, that Jews bring many problems, and that Jews are evil. The brief post-Holocaust moment when it was regarded as poor taste to vilify Jews is long past.…
    - 8 days ago 9 Jan 19, 4:45pm -
  • The Breakdown of U.S. Syria Policy
    What is clear is that the decision to withdraw is not the only thing that unraveled the policy.
    - 8 days ago 9 Jan 19, 4:30pm -
  • The BDS Fight Boils Over on Campus and Elsewhere
    In December, the BDS movement continued to be a prominent political and campus issue, fully integrated into larger questions of antisemitism, free speech, and the nature of the university. At Temple University, faculty member Marc Lamont Hill was fir…
    - 9 days ago 8 Jan 19, 9:19pm -
  • A Lesson from Syria: US Military, Political Goals Must Align
    President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria abruptly changed U.S. policy and caused controversy at home and abroad. Amid the questions about what comes next, it is important to look at the lessons the United States may have learned in Sy…
    - 9 days ago 8 Jan 19, 9:04pm -
  • Dissent in the Islamic State: 'Hashimi Advice' to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
    One can think of dissent in the Islamic State as being divided into two types: ideological critique and critique of strategy and administration. The work under consideration in this post features both types of critique. The work was published in July
    - 9 days ago 8 Jan 19, 7:05pm -
  • Betrayal on the Euphrates
    The apparent decision by US President Donald Trump to order the complete withdrawal of US forces from Syria was preceded by a looming crisis between the US and Turkey. It is worth looking at this crisis in detail as it may well hold the key to this
    - 9 days ago 8 Jan 19, 5:12pm -

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

CSIS Podcast

  • The Khashoggi Case: Turkey's Opportunity
    While Saudi Arabia has foundered in its response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey's President Recip Tayyip Erdogan has attempted to use the crisis to burnish Turkey's image in the region and to help repair Turkey's relationship wi…
    - 83 days ago 26 Oct 18, 9:15pm -
  • Climate Change and the Case of Jamal Khashoggi
    This week we look at the two big stories from the week - the case of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident "disappeared" in Istanbul and the US-Saudi relations fallout and the IPCC's climate change report that warns of quick action needed by the glob…
    - 97 days ago 12 Oct 18, 5:45pm -
  • A Week of Spies
    This week saw multiple countries point the finger at Russia for a string of cyberattacks, prompting the often-asked question of what a Western response would look like. China also came under scrutiny after a Bloomberg Businessweek story claimed that…
    - 5 Oct 18, 4:45pm -
  • How Congress Can Make Its Mark on U.S. Foreign Policy
    When it comes to U.S. foreign policy, the focus - for good reason - tends to fall on the White House. But the U.S. House and Senate are not toothless when it comes to foreign affairs, and often see the world in a different way than the president. A…
    - 28 Sep 18, 11:15pm -
  • Information Warfare: Back to the Future
    This week's episode takes a step back in time to the 1980s and a country caught between East and West: Poland. CSIS's Seth Jones previews his new book A Covert Action on the previously classified story of QRHELPFUL, the CIA's program to support th…
    - 21 Sep 18, 8:15pm -
  • Preventing Extremism 17 Years after 9/11
    It's 17 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11th shook America and launched the still ongoing War on Terror. But after $5.6 trillion dollars have been sunk into the endeavor, extremism continues worldwide - especially in fragile states. T…
    - 14 Sep 18, 11:15pm -
  • Turkey's Financial Crisis and its US Falling Out
    Turkey's currency and debt crisis was bad enough, but further U.S. pressure over the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson means that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan could be in the deepest trouble he's faced as leader. We hear from C…
    - 24 Aug 18, 10:00pm -
  • Election Interference and the 2018 Midterms
    The U.S. government is bracing for another round of efforts by Russia to disrupt the 2018 midterm elections, so how vulnerable is the United States this time around? We hear from James Lewis, the head of the Technology Policy Program at CSIS on what…
    - 3 Aug 18, 9:30pm -
  • America and EU Agree Trade Truce
    After weeks of tit-for-tat between the EU and the United States, it seems as if EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s visit to the White House has stemmed the worst of the brewing trade war. So what was agreed, and will it be enough to clo…
    - 27 Jul 18, 8:30pm -
  • The Trump-Putin Parley and Peace Breaks Out in East Africa
    On this week’s show we look at the fallout from this week’s meeting between President Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, with Olga Oliker and Jeff Mankoff. We then turn to Dan Runde and Africa, where a frozen conflict between Ethiopia and…
    - 21 Jul 18, 3:15am -
  • Allies Reel from a Trump-torn NATO
    President Trump has made no secret about his feelings towards the NATO alliance, and came in all guns blazing to this week’s NATO summit in Brussels, admonishing allies for not footing more of the financial burden for defense as well as threatenin…
    - 13 Jul 18, 6:45pm -
  • The Trade War Begins and AMLO Wins
    At 12.01am on Friday July 6, the long-telegraphed trade war between the United States and China began with U.S. tariffs imposed on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods - and the Chinese responding in kind. How far will it go, and how does it affect t…
    - 6 Jul 18, 9:30pm -
  • The Trump-Putin Summit, NATO, and Europe's Trouble
    This week the White House announced that President Trump would meet Russia's leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16. Before that meeting, Trump travels to the NATO summit in Brussels as well as calling on Theresa May in London. On this week's s…
    - 30 Jun 18, 2:45pm -
  • Trump's Space Force and Turkey's Elections
    On The Readout this week: Donald Trump announced his intention to create a "space force" that would become the sixth branch of the U.S. military, CSIS space expert Todd Harrison joins the show to discuss whether that plan will get off the ground. In…
    - 22 Jun 18, 9:30pm -
  • | The CSIS Podcast is now The Readout
    The clue is in the title. As of next week, The CSIS podcast will rebrand as The Readout. This short clip from host Colm Quinn explains the thinking behind the switch. 
    - 15 Jun 18, 10:15pm -
  • Trump and Kim's Singapore Swing
    On this week's show we discuss the fallout from the meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. We first hear from writer E. Tammy Kim in Seoul about how those in South Korea are reacting and then we head back…
    - 15 Jun 18, 10:00pm -
  • Destination: Maghreb – Part 2
    After following the path of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa in part one, we now join them as they try to navigate life in the Maghreb where different countries have different strategies for welcoming their new arrivals. With Haim Malka. Hosted by C…
    - 1 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Trump-Kim Summit on Ice and Maduro Holds on in Venezuela
    With a strongly (and at times, softly) worded letter, the proposed Trump-Kim summit in Singapore on June 12 has been called off. We hear from Korea Chair Victor Cha on where the U.S. and North Korea can go from here. In Venezuela, President Nicolas…
    - 25 May 18, 8:00pm -
  • Destination: Maghreb – Part 1
    In this special two part episode, we’re looking at the trends that have made the North African Maghreb a reluctant destination for migration, as refugees from war and other dire situations find themselves cut off from sanctuary in an increasingly…
    - 18 May 18, 9:30pm -
  • JCPOAin't Gonna Happen: U.S. Withdraws and Allies Split
    After President Trump announced that the U.S. would no longer participate in the Iran nuclear agreement or JCPOA, we discuss the impact of the decision. We cover the announcement's likely fallout in Iran, where it leaves relationships with key U.S.…
    - 11 May 18, 8:30pm -
  • China Talks Enter Next Round and Iran Deal on the Ropes
    This week we're looking at deals, some yet to be made and some that may yet come undone. First up we hear from CSIS's Anthony Cordesman on the future of the Iran deal ahead of another crucial deadline. We then turn to trade, and CSIS Scholl Chair in…
    - 4 May 18, 9:00pm -
  • The Inter-Korean Summit and Turkey's Snap Election
    This week we look at the historic meeting of Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in at the DMZ and what it means for peace on the peninsula as well as the Trump-Kim summit. We also discuss Erdogan's call for a snap election in Turkey, and what he could be tryi…
    - 27 Apr 18, 9:45pm -
  • Pompeo to North Korea & an Arab force for Syria?
    On this week's podcast we preview next week's inter-Korean summit as well as what CIA Director Mike Pompeo's trip to North Korea means for the Trump-Kim meeting. We also look at Syria and whether an Arab-led force could be part of a solution to t…
    - 20 Apr 18, 9:15pm -
  • Syria: Is the United States In or Out?
    As the United States sends mixed messages on its Syria policy, we take a look at what an American troop exit from Syria would mean and the wider issue of stabilizing a post-conflict country. With CSIS Senior Fellow Melissa Dalton. Hosted by Colm Qui…
    - 6 Apr 18, 1:30pm -
  • Kim Jong-un pulls into Beijing and Bolton joins the White House
    On this week's show we discuss the arrival of new National Security Advisor John Bolton as well as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's surprise visit to Beijing to meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping. With CSIS's Mike Green and Victor Cha. Audio pr…
    - 30 Mar 18, 9:45pm -
  • Tillerson Out and Xi’s Power Grows
    This week we look at the fallout from Rex Tillerson’s exit as U.S. Secretary of State as well as what China’s abolition of presidential term limits means for Xi Jinping and the future of China.  With Heather Conley, Chris Johnson, and Scott K…
    - 16 Mar 18, 6:30pm -
  • Trump’s Tariffs and the Kim Jong-Un Summit
    We discuss the two big stories of the week: the Trump administration’s plan to add tariffs to foreign steel and aluminum as well as the surprise summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, planned for this May. Featuring Bi…
    - 9 Mar 18, 9:45pm -
  • Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan
    This week, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered to open peace talks with the Taliban, raising the possibility of peace after decades of war. We look at what needs to be overcome for a successful peace process to take root in the country. With CSIS'…
    - 2 Mar 18, 8:00pm -
  • Ghouta Burns as Syria's War Continues
    On this week's show we hear from CSIS Senior Fellow Melissa Dalton and NPR's Middle East Correspondent Ruth Sherlock on the latest from Syria as the conflict takes another bloody turn. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Audio produced by Yumi Araki.
    - 23 Feb 18, 11:45pm -
  • America’s New Nuclear Posture: The Russia Angle
    ​The new U.S. Nuclear Posture Review is in part a response to what the United States sees as a changing nuclear threat from traditional adversaries. In the second part of our look at nuclear weapons strategy we look at how Russia approaches its nu…
    - 12 Feb 18, 10:15pm -
  • Explaining America's New Nuclear Posture
    This week we discuss the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review and what it means for the future of U.S. nuclear weapons policy. We explore what the thinking is behind "low-yield" nuclear weapons and what long-term path this sets the United States on.  WIth…
    - 9 Feb 18, 11:15pm -
  • South Korea Prepares for the "Peace Olympics"
    On this episode we look at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the significance of the show of unity between North and South, and what to watch for in the weeks ahead. With CSIS Korea Chair Victor Cha. Hosted by Colm Quinn.
    - 7 Feb 18, 9:30pm -
  • State of the Union Special: Expert Roundtable
    This week we’re looking back at President Trump’s first State of the Union address and attempting to parse out the policy from the pageantry. An all-star panel are in place to discuss everything from North Korea to the opioid crisis. Featuring C…
    - 31 Jan 18, 11:15pm -
  • Pakistan's Power Balance Play
    Earlier this month, the United States announced it was freezing security aid to Pakistan in response to what it sees as a lack of action to target terrorist groups within the country. This week we discuss the implications of this move for the U.S. r…
    - 26 Jan 18, 9:00pm -
  • Winter Olympics Thaws The Peninsula
    After a year of fiery rhetoric from North Korea and the United States, the latest round of talks between the North and South give the impression that a thaw could be in the offing. Is this the breakthrough? We hear from Sue Mi Terry, a CSIS senior f…
    - 12 Jan 18, 11:00pm -
  • Iran's 2018 Begins With Protests
    This week we're talking about the protests in Iran, and what, if any, kind of reaction the United States should have. With Middle East Program Director Jon Alterman. Hosted by Colm Quinn.
    - 8 Jan 18, 9:00pm -
  • David Miliband on Tackling the Global Refugee Crisis
    This week we hear from David Miliband, the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, on his new book and what the international community, governments and individuals can do to address one of the most urgent issues of our time. Hoste…
    - 15 Dec 17, 11:45pm -
  • Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital
    In a move that met with global condemnation, President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel this week. We discuss the strategic implications of this decision and what it means for the future of the Israeli-Palestinia…
    - 8 Dec 17, 10:00pm -
  • How to Counter a North Korean Missile
    After North Korea tested its longest-range missile yet, we discuss what kind of counter-measures the U.S. has in its arsenal and the future of U.S. missile defense. With CSIS's Tom Karako and Todd Harrison. Hosted by Colm Quinn.
    - 8 Dec 17, 9:30pm -
  • Why a New AUMF is Needed
    Last week the U.S. House of Represenatives passed a resolution by 366-30 stating that current U.S. military actions in Yemen are not authorized under current legislation. It highlights the fact that the United States is operating on a Congressional…
    - 20 Nov 17, 10:45pm -
  • Yemen's Human Catastrophe
    As conditions in Yemen continue to deteroriate from a disastrous civil war, we get an update on the facts on the ground from the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen Jamie McGoldrick. Hosted by Colm Quinn.
    - 17 Nov 17, 9:00pm -
  • A Royal Mess: What's Happening in Saudi Arabia
    After the mass-arrests of dozens of royal family members in Saudi Arabia on corruption charges, we look at how Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's latest move will affect the kingdom and the wider region. With Middle East Program Director Jon Alterma…
    - 10 Nov 17, 5:45pm -
  • Why U.S. forces are in Niger
    Following the deaths of four U.S. servicemen last month in a militant ambush, the question of America’s involvement in that country and wider region have been hotly debated. This week we hear from Africa Program Director Jennifer Cooke on why the…
    - 3 Nov 17, 9:15pm -
  • What Xi Jinping’s Ascent Means
    After Chinese President Xi Jinping’s elevation to Mao-like status at the Chinese Communist Party National Congress this week, we look at what his rise means for China and the rest of the world. We’re joined by CSIS’s Freeman Chair in China Stu…
    - 25 Oct 17, 8:30pm -
  • Catalonia’s Independence Push, Brexit Update, and Austria’s Elections
    On the second show this week, we talk about what’s behind Catalonia’s independence drive, how the EU-UK Brexit negotiations are stalling, and a now-familiar story: the rise of the far-right in Europe, this time in Austria. With CSIS Europe Progr…
    - 13 Oct 17, 7:00pm -
  • The Future of The Iran Deal
    As the Trump administration seems set to "decertify" the Iran Nuclear Deal, we look at what that means for the furture of the deal, as well as how it fits in to U.S. strategy toward Iran. With Jon Alterman, CSIS Middle East Program Director and Brze…
    - 12 Oct 17, 9:15pm -
  • Assessing the Nuclear Options
    On this week's show we hear from Sharon Squassoni, Director of the CSIS Proliferation Prevention Program, on the state of nuclear weapons policy worldwide, and what it would take to move towards a nuclear disarmed world. Hosted by Colm Quinn.By Sh…
    - 29 Sep 17, 7:15pm -
  • Germany goes to the Wahllokale
    This Sunday, Germans go to the polls (die Wahllokale) to elect a new parliament. It's expected that Angela Merkel will carry on as Chancellor but Germany faces headwinds that this election campaign has tended to avoid. We also find time to talk abou…
    - 22 Sep 17, 10:15pm -
  • Myanmar's Humanitarian Crisis
    370,000 people have fled violence in Myanmar in the past month alone. This week we talk about what has caused this crisis and what choices face Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. With Greg Poling and hosted by Colm Quinn.
    - 15 Sep 17, 8:30pm -
  • The Four Famines Facing 20 Million People
    This week we hear from Kimberly Flowers, the head of our Global Food Security Project, to discuss the threat of famine in Northeast Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. Hosted by Colm Quinn.Kimberly's piece on…
    - 8 Sep 17, 7:45pm -

Rand Middle East

  • newAre Educators Setting Goals for Social-Emotional Learning?
    This American Educator Panels Data Note details the extent to which a nationally representative sample of teachers and school leaders report setting goals for the social-emotional growth of their students.
    - 18 hours ago 17 Jan 19, 12:01am -
  • Consequences of a Precipitous U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan
    In December 2018, President Donald Trump directed the Secretary of Defense to reduce the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan by half. In this paper, the authors consider the likely effects of an early and complete or near-complete departure.
    - 1 day ago 16 Jan 19, 8:00am -
  • Countering Sectarianism in the Middle East
    What drives sectarianism in the Middle East? This report explores how communities inoculate themselves from sectarianism or recover from it and draws lessons on how to promote resilience and cross-sectarian cooperation.
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 19, 12:01am -
  • Countering Sectarianism in the Middle East
    This research draws lessons on how to promote resilience to sectarianism and cross-sectarian cooperation through an exploration of four Middle Eastern case studies: Lebanon, Bahrain, Syria, and Iraq.
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 19, 12:01am -
  • Four Problems on the Korean Peninsula
    This toolkit provides visualizations illuminating four Korea-related problems: North Korea's nuclear arsenal, North Korean artillery systems, evacuating South Korean population centers, and securing North Korean nuclear weapons and facilities.
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 19, 3:30pm -
  • Holistic Representation
    Holistic defense is an innovative and promising approach to defending poor clients in criminal cases, and this brief summarizes the first large-scale empirical evaluation of the impact of holistic representation on criminal justice outcomes.
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 19, 1:00pm -
  • Addressing Uncertainty in Developing Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategies
    Long-term strategies (LTSs). and the body of research on which they are based, offer strategies of how each nation can achieve a prosperous future with no or low greenhouse gas emissions. But current LTSs rest on methods insufficient to meet the chal…
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Examining the Effectiveness of Risk Elicitations
    This paper compares the Deliberative Method for Ranking Risks to results from a nationally representative survey. We find evidence that the Deliberative Method for Ranking Risks produces more informed rankings with less evidence of bias.
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Novice School Principals Constructing Their Role Vis-A-Vis External Stakeholders
    This study examines how novice school principals make sense of different external stakeholders' demands and their own role in relation to external stakeholders during their first year on the job.
    - 7 days ago 10 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Performance Comparison of Solar Photovoltaic Models for Plant Siting in India
    India will add 100 GW of solar electric power generation by 2022. This report examines the performance of four annual solar photovoltaic production models against actual generation data from utility-scale plants in Gujarat, India.
    - 8 days ago 9 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Crossing Interagency Lines
    Using the region of East Asia as a case study, paper proposes that greater coordination and interoperability between navies and coast guards should be pursued among States in the region as one prescription to address gray zone challenges.
    - 9 days ago 8 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Dynamic Adaptive Pathways in Downscaled Climate Change Scenarios
    Dynamic adaptive pathways are introduced as useful tools to draw out which elements of a potentially infinite scenario space connect with decision-relevant aspects of particular climate-related and non-climate-related risks and response options.
    - 9 days ago 8 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Qualitative Study of Patient Views on a 'Telephone-First' Approach in General Practice in England
    A series of interviews to help understand patients' views on a 'telephone-first' approach, in which all appointment requests in general practice are followed by a telephone call from the general practitioner (GP).
    - 9 days ago 8 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Waging War Beyond the Battlefield
    At an event commemorating his 50 years of service at RAND, Brian Michael Jenkins spoke about terrorism and the United States' response to it over the past several decades.
    - 9 days ago 8 Jan 19, 8:00am -
  • A Wage Differential Approach to Managing Special and Incentive Pay
    The authors review special and incentive pays and the potential to convert some into a wage differential, finding pays with an incentive to select a longer military obligation more cost-effective and possibly more beneficial than a wage differential.
    - 10 days ago 7 Jan 19, 10:00am -
  • RAND Review
    This issue spotlights (1) research on how faith-based organizations promote health and well-being in underserved communities and (2) the Pardee RAND Graduate School's new approach to policy and training the next generation of policy experts.
    - 10 days ago 7 Jan 19, 9:30am -
  • Sensitivity of Probable Maximum Flood in a Changing Environment
    This study uses integrated hydrometeorological simulations over the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basin in the southeastern United States to understand the impact of climate change on probable maximum precipitation.
    - 13 days ago 4 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • The Tradeoff Between Water and Carbon Footprints of Barnett Shale Gas
    This study takes an in-depth look at the energy water nexus in the context of hydraulic fracturing in a drought prone and natural gas rich region of Texas.
    - 13 days ago 4 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • The Enriched Life Scale (ELS)
    The primary objective of this study was to explore the psychometric properties of the Enriched Life Scale (ELS) in veteran and civilian samples.
    - 13 days ago 4 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Identifying Climate Service Production Constraints to Adaptation Decision-Making in Sweden
    This paper draws on semi-structured interviews across climate service production environments in Sweden and finds that climate service producers experience multiple constraints related to the production and dissemination of actionable information.
    - 13 days ago 4 Jan 19, 12:00pm -


Carnegie Endowment

  • newJudy Asks: Is Europe Tough Enough on China?
    A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe's role in the world.
    - 2 hours ago 17 Jan 19, 4:14pm -
  • Brexit Showdown
    The chances of Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal have risen a little, the chances of a fresh referendum have risen a lot, and the chances of any kind of compromise have fallen.
    - 1 day ago 16 Jan 19, 3:26pm -
  • What Is GDP in China?
    Analysts are increasingly skeptical that China's very high reported GDP growth rate provides a meaningful picture of the economy's health. There are, however, at least three very different ways that reported GDP can fail to reflect the underlying ec…
    - 1 day ago 16 Jan 19, 2:55pm -
  • Trump Threat Likely to Alienate Turkey, Weaken U.S. Leverage in Syria
    President Trump's vow to “devastate” the Turkish economy if Ankara attacks Kurdish forces in Syria marks another troubling development in the souring U.S.-Turkey relationship.
    - 2 days ago 15 Jan 19, 2:04pm -
  • Could the United States Crush Turkey's Economy?
    U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested that the United States can devastate Turkey economically. Is he right?
    - 2 days ago 15 Jan 19, 12:35pm -
  • The BJP's East Coast Challenge
    India's eastern seaboard accounts for one-quarter of the country's population, and it represents the ruling party's best chance to pick up new seats in the upcoming general election.
    - 2 days ago 15 Jan 19, 7:25am -
  • House Democrats Should Cut Trump Some Slack on North Korea Policy
    Now is not the time to weaponize for narrow partisan advantage a negotiation that could achieve historical results.
    - 4 days ago 13 Jan 19, 3:00pm -


  • newEquity finance and capital market integration in Europe
    Facilitating the financing of European companies through external equity is a central ambition of European Union financial regulation, including in the European Commission’s capital markets union agenda. Against this background, the authors examine…
    - 4 hours ago 17 Jan 19, 2:44pm -
  • newAnalysis of developments in EU capital flows in the global context
    The monitoring and analysis of capital movements is essential for policymakers, given that capital flows can have welfare implications. This report, commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Se…
    - 8 hours ago 17 Jan 19, 10:27am -
  • Director’s Cut: The economics of no-deal Brexit
    Bruegel director Guntram Wolff is joined by senior fellow Zsolt Darvas to rake through the possibilities and probabilities inherent in a no-deal Brexit scenario, covering trade, the Irish border, citizens' rights and the EU budget.
    - 1 day ago 16 Jan 19, 3:13pm -
  • Elections, institutions and statecraft: A tumultuous year for Modi in India
    With the turn of the year, India has firmly entered election mode. Recent regional elections have begun to shift the political landscape, while tensions continue to simmer between the Reserve Bank of India and the Ministry of Finance. How the Modi go…
    - 1 day ago 16 Jan 19, 10:30am -
  • Vertical restraints and e-commerce
    This article wishes to provide guidance on how the new vertical restraints linked to e-commerce should be treated and recommendations over the priorities and challenges that need to be addressed.  
    - 2 days ago 15 Jan 19, 1:11pm -
  • What 2019 could bring: A look inside the crystal ball
    Economic performance prospects in Europe, the US and Asia in 2019. We start off by reviewing commentaries and predictions about the euro zone, which many commentators expect to perform below potential as uncertainties continue to dampen a still robus…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jan 19, 2:12pm -
  • EU budget implications of a no-deal Brexit
    A no-deal Brexit would mean the UK’s contributions to the EU budget fall to zero as of March 30th 2019. The author here calculates an estimate of the budget shortfall that would have to be covered in this case, and how the burden would fall across…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jan 19, 10:54am -
  • The implications of no-deal Brexit: is the European Union prepared?
    The author, based on a note written for the Bundestag EU Committee, is exploring the possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit for the EU, assessing preparations on the EU side and providing guidance on the optimal strategy for the EU, depending on t…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jan 19, 9:47am -
  • The implications of no-deal Brexit: is the EU prepared?
    Hearing on Brexit in the EU Committee of Bundestag on 14 January 2019, exploring the possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit for the EU and assessing preparations on the EU side.
    - 3 days ago 14 Jan 19, 9:12am -
  • The Belt and Road turns five
    Five years after its launch, Michael Baltensperger and Uri Dadush reflect on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The plan to revive ancient trade routes has the potential to enhance development prospects across the world and in China, but that potent…
    - 7 days ago 10 Jan 19, 1:02pm -

Amnesty International

Chatham House

  • The Role of Iraq’s Parliament: A Conversation with Mohammed al-Halbousi
    Invitation Only Research Event 29 January 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30amAdd to CalendariCalendarOutlookGoogleYahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE…
    - 2 days ago 15 Jan 19, 4:25pm -
  • Yemen in 2019: A Look Ahead
    Members Event 23 January 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendarOutlookGoogleYahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Farea Al-Musl…
    - 7 days ago 10 Jan 19, 2:40pm -
  • The Future of Syria: Towards Inclusive Peacebuilding
    Invitation Only Research Event 15 March 2019 - 8:45am to 6:30pmAdd to CalendariCalendarOutlookGoogleYahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE…
    - 9 days ago 8 Jan 19, 12:15pm -
  • Iraq in 2019: New Leadership, Same Problems?
    Corporate Members Event Nominees Breakfast Briefing Partners and Major Corporates 16 January 2019 - 8:00am to 9:15am Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE…
    - 35 days ago 13 Dec 18, 10:25am -
  • Lebanon: A Vision for the Future
    Members Event 13 December 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Event participants Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of Leba…
    - 51 days ago 27 Nov 18, 10:30am -
  • Webinar: Can New Leadership Fix Iraq's Broken Politics?
    Members Event Webinar 11 December 2018 - 11:30am to 12:00pm Online Event participants Professor Toby Dodge, Iraq Research Director, Conflict Research Pro…
    - 56 days ago 22 Nov 18, 5:55pm -
  • Egypt and the UK: Opportunities for Trade and Investment
    Invitation Only Research Event 28 November 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Event participants Nadia El…
    - 59 days ago 19 Nov 18, 7:15pm -