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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

  • 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…
    - 5 days ago 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…
    - 6 days ago 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…
    - 9 days ago 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 days ago 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…
    - 19 days ago 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…
    - 30 days ago 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…
    - 82 days ago 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…
    - 92 days ago 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…
    - 93 days ago 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 -
  • 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 -


The Istanbul Revote: What Happens Next?
Istanbul's citizens will once again vote for mayor on June 23, six weeks after Turkey's electoral board nullified opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu's victory in the previous race. As before, Imamoglu is campaigning against Binali Yildirim, who is b…
- 1 day ago 25 Jun 19, 4:08pm -
Assad's Thinking: How Did Syria Get Here, and Where Does the Regime Want to Go Now?
As Israel prepares to host an unprecedented trilateral meeting with U.S. and Russian officials to discuss Syria and other regional issues, the Assad regime faces proliferating challenges in the northwest and may not be able to recover large portions…
- 8 days ago 18 Jun 19, 9:34pm -
2015: Benjamin "Benny" Gantz: Israeli National Security, Zeev Schiff Memorial Lecture
Lt. Gen. (res.) Benjamin "Benny" Gantz, who recently retired as the IDF chief of staff, discusses the many security challenges confronting Israel in 2015, including the rise of ISIS, the growing reach of Iran, and the emerging terrorist campaign in t…
- 19 days ago 8 Jun 19, 6:56am -
The Ends of Iran: Next Steps for Tehran and Its Neighbors
Much ink has been spilled over how Washington is handling Iran, but just as important is how the Islamic Republic and neighboring governments will respond to the situation. What are Tehran's calculations about the risks and advantages of pushing the…
- 29 days ago 28 May 19, 4:04pm -
The Shia Militia Mapping Project
Follow the moves of dozens of Shia militia groups, Iran’s quest to dominate the Middle East, and what this means for the region with The Shia Militia Mapping Project.
- 39 days ago 19 May 19, 1:08am -
2019: Lt. Gen Gadi Eisenkot (IDF Res.) on Israeli Security, Zeev Schiff Memorial Lecture
In his first public address since retiring as the IDF chief of staff, Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot discusses the threat from Iran and its proxies, violence from Hamas-ruled Gaza, Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation, U.S.-Israel relations, an…
- 42 days ago 15 May 19, 8:45pm -
Soner Cagaptay Discusses Istanbul Election with Hala Gorani
Beyer Family Fellow Soner Cagaptay discusses the Turkish National Election Board's decision to overturn the results of the March 31 vote in the Istanbul mayoral election and to schedule a new vote for June 23. Published with permission.
- 48 days ago 9 May 19, 3:40pm -
A Conversation with Jared Kushner: TWI Soref Symposium 2019
Inside the Trump Administration's Middle East Peace Effort.Washington Institute executive director, Dr. Robert Satloff, sits down with Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: future plans, past ef…
- 50 days ago 7 May 19, 9:32pm -
Bilal Wahab, Nathan and Esther K. Wagner Fellow
Bilal Wahab rose from a childhood in an Iranian refugee camp to become a Fulbright Scholar and, later, join the staff of the Washington Institute as the Nathan and Esther K. Wagner Fellow. He has taught at the American University of Iraq in Sulaiman…
- 54 days ago 4 May 19, 1:09am -
Understanding Israel's Election Results
Israel’s 2019 election proved to be one of the most hotly contested races in recent memory. In a new Washington Institute video, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow David Makovsky and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow Ambassador Dennis Ross discuss…
- 71 days ago 16 Apr 19, 8:45pm -
Bibi vs. Benny: A Conversation on the Eve of Israel's Elections
As voters prepare to head for the polls on April 9, the race between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in recent cycles, with weighty implications for the futur…
- 82 days ago 5 Apr 19, 8:55pm -
National Book Club Webinar with Yossi Klein Halevi, author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor
In this second Washington Institute National Book Club webinar, Senior Fellow Ghaith al-Omari, a former Palestinian Authority negotiator, interviews Israeli journalist Yossi Klein Halevi, whose latest book "Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor," explai…
- 89 days ago 29 Mar 19, 8:44pm -


Hudson Institute

Middle East Forum

  • Istanbul's Election Puzzle
    Originally published under the title "Istanbul's mayoral election puzzle." The Middle East rightly has a reputation for inscrutability, with seemingly illogical actions part of its routine business. The Saudi crown prince kidnapped Lebanon's visiting
    - 1 day ago 26 Jun 19, 12:59am -
  • Five Takeaways from Trump's 'Peace to Prosperity' Palestinian Plan
    The long-awaited rollout of the Trump administration's new approach to the Palestinians began this week with the release of the "Peace to Prosperity" economic plan. The White House website called the document "a new vision for the Palestinian people…
    - 1 day ago 25 Jun 19, 5:55pm -
  • Iran Envisions Joint Military Exercises, Missile Defense with Iraq
    Iran and Iraq were once enemies when Saddam Hussein's regime was in charge, but after the US-led invasion in 2003 the countries have grown closer because of the rise of Shi'ite political parties.
    - 1 day ago 25 Jun 19, 5:47pm -
  • We're LIVE - Now is the Time for Israel Victory
    Secure Israel's future by declaring Israel Victory once and for all The clock has started. You have a limited time TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT when you donate to the Middle East Forum's Israel Victory Project campaign. As President Trump's "deal of the
    - 1 day ago 25 Jun 19, 4:51pm -
  • George Mason's Noura Erakat Demands Israel's 'Settler-Decolonialization'
    Originally published under the title "George Mason University Professor Spreads More Vile Lies About Israel." Israel must undergo "settler-decolonization" in which Jewish "settler-colonists . . . could leave as the French left Algeria or they could s…
    - 2 days ago 25 Jun 19, 4:38am -
  • War or No War: The False Binary that Overshadows Iran Discussion
    What will war with Iran look like, we are asked, as tensions between the US and Iran escalate? The US being "on the brink of war" is a narrative that emerged last week when US President Donald Trump stepped back from airstrikes last Thursday. The
    - 2 days ago 25 Jun 19, 4:29am -
  • Qatar's American Conservative Lapdogs
    Originally published under the title "How Qatar is Buying Conservative Column Inches." On June 4, the Washington Times published a "special section" of articles lavishing praise on Qatar, its institutions, and its global influence. Each of these arti…
    - 2 days ago 25 Jun 19, 1:50am -
  • Iran's Asymmetric Order of Battle
    Though its conventional military forces are weak, Iran has mastered the art of irregular warfare by proxy. From Seth Frantzman.
    - 3 days ago 24 Jun 19, 12:37am -
  • Avigdor Liberman's Kingmaker Fantasy
    Avigdor Liberman has long been aware that his Russian immigrant base is shrinking through assimilation and mortality. While in the late '90s and early 2000s there was room for two Russian-Israeli parties – Natan Sharansky's Yisrael Ba'aliyah and
    - 3 days ago 24 Jun 19, 12:32am -
  • Memories of Yazidis and Lalish on World Refugee Day
    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres commemorated World Refugee Day in New York on Thursday, recalling the estimated 70 million people today who are forcibly displaced across the globe. It is an unprecedented number. Recent years have seen record
    - 3 days ago 24 Jun 19, 12:25am -
  • Who Is Targeting U.S. Forces and Foreign Oil Companies in Iraq?
    Rocket and mortar attacks on US interests in Iraq rise as US-Iran tensions peak. From Seth Frantzman.
    - 3 days ago 23 Jun 19, 11:01pm -
  • Is Saudi Visit to Eastern Syria Prelude to Greater U.S., Saudi Role?
    The Saudi minister for Gulf affairs, Thamer Al-Sabhan, visited eastern Syria and met US officials over the weekend. It is his second known visit since 2017 when he traveled to Raqqa after its liberation from Islamic State. The visit has fueled rumors
    - 3 days ago 23 Jun 19, 10:32pm -
  • Why the US Army War College Surrendered to Islamists
    Originally published under the title "Terrorism-Linked CAIR Forces U.S. Army War College to Capitulate on Raymond Ibrahim's Islam Lecture." The US Army War College (USAWC) has just surrendered to the demands of the Council on American-Islamic Relatio…
    - 5 days ago 22 Jun 19, 2:17am -
  • MESA Demands US Welcome Palestinian Terror Apologist Hanan Ashrawi
    Shortly after the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) intervened on behalf of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions leader Omar Barghouti, the organization has now come to the rescue of another of Israel's enemies, Palestine Liberation Organization (P…
    - 5 days ago 22 Jun 19, 1:57am -
  • Iran Preys on Western Conspiracism, Centrism and Self-doubt
    Originally published under the title "Iran's Allies: Western Conspiracism, Centrism and Self-doubt." Since the June 13 attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Iran has benefited not from its own sharp diplomacy and media, but from a combination of
    - 5 days ago 21 Jun 19, 10:29pm -
  • MEF Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Dignitaries, Supporters and Launch of New Video Series
    Last month the Middle East Forum commemorated 25 years of promoting American interests at a gala dinner with dignitaries from around the globe; while thanking its supporters for helping it transition from a traditional think-tank to a "think & action
    - 5 days ago 21 Jun 19, 8:26pm -
  • Report: ISIS Planned to Enter US, Create Economic Chaos
    Originally published under the title "What to Make of a Report on ISIS Plans to Breach the U.S.-Mexico Border? An Interview with the Author." On June 3, Homeland Security Today carried a story that pinched a raw nerve at the vortex of America's cultu…
    - 5 days ago 21 Jun 19, 3:12pm -
  • Two Central Asia Summits Challenge the United States
    Originally published under the title "The Central Asia Summits that Show Washington is Losing Grip." If one wanted to see what a world without US influence looks like, you could have been an observer at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) sum…
    - 5 days ago 21 Jun 19, 3:06pm -
  • The Iranian Tanker Attacks: Choose Your Own Narrative
    A review of the most common arguments used to explain or obfuscate Iran's alleged involvement in recent oil tanker attacks. From Seth Frantzman.
    - 6 days ago 20 Jun 19, 11:37pm -
  • A Look at the Regional Threats Facing Israel
    Israel faces a complex series of challenges and opportunities in the Middle East. With the Arab Spring and the Islamic State threat reduced over the last several years, Israel has seen off one challenge but now must face growing Iranian influence tha…
    - 7 days ago 19 Jun 19, 9:32pm -

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…
    - 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…
    - 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

  • newRural-Urban Disparities in Access to Home- and Community-Based Services and Supports
    This paper presents findings from a qualitative study examining the impact of the Medicaid Balancing Incentive Program. The analysis in this paper examines factors associated with rural disparities in access to home and community-based services.
    - 17 hours ago 26 Jun 19, 9:00am -
  • Vitality Age with pre-existing conditions
    The Vitality Age with pre-existing conditions (VAPC) is an extension to VA.3, allowing explicit differentiation between individuals with one or more selected pre-existing conditions that negatively affect their health and life expectancy.
    - 2 days ago 25 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • Advanced Robotics
    The potential socioeconomic implications and applicability of game-changing technologies to the European services sector, covering: advanced robotics; autonomous transport devices; blockchain; virtual and augmented reality; and wearable devices.
    - 2 days ago 25 Jun 19, 9:00am -
  • Wearable Devices
    The potential socioeconomic implications and applicability of game-changing technologies to the European services sector, covering: advanced robotics; autonomous transport devices; blockchain; virtual and augmented reality; and wearable devices.
    - 2 days ago 25 Jun 19, 9:00am -
  • Drug Offences
    Using data collection exercises in the Crown and magistrates courts, researchers helped identify whether sentencing outcomes for drug and theft offences changed after new guidelines came into force, and examined factors affecting sentencing practice.
    - 2 days ago 25 Jun 19, 9:00am -
  • Blockchain
    The potential socioeconomic implications and applicability of game-changing technologies to the European services sector, covering: advanced robotics; autonomous transport devices; blockchain; virtual and augmented reality; and wearable devices.
    - 2 days ago 25 Jun 19, 9:00am -
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
    The potential socioeconomic implications and applicability of game-changing technologies to the European services sector, covering: advanced robotics; autonomous transport devices; blockchain; virtual and augmented reality; and wearable devices.
    - 2 days ago 25 Jun 19, 9:00am -
  • Autonomous Transport Devices
    The potential socioeconomic implications and applicability of game-changing technologies to the European services sector, covering: advanced robotics; autonomous transport devices; blockchain; virtual and augmented reality; and wearable devices.
    - 2 days ago 25 Jun 19, 9:00am -
  • Associations Between Young Adult Marijuana Outcomes and Availability of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Storefront Signage
    Among young adults in Los Angeles County, living near more MMDs is positively associated with more frequent use of marijuana within the past month and greater expectations of marijuana's positive benefits.
    - 2 days ago 25 Jun 19, 9:00am -
  • Development of Standardized and Best Practices for the USCG Boats Acquisition Program
    This report contains a review of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) boats acquisition program and the programs of similar organizations inside and outside the USCG, possible funding and structural strategies, and recommendations for USCG leadership.
    - 3 days ago 24 Jun 19, 6:00am -
  • Designing a Capability Development Framework for Home Affairs
    Australia's Department of Home Affairs is seeking to establish an auditable, transparent and evidence-based approach to capability lifecycle management. The authors of this report describe a principles-based model to meet the department's needs.
    - 3 days ago 24 Jun 19, 6:00am -
  • Access to Medical Treatment for Injured Workers in California
    The key objective of this third report in a three-part series is to describe access to medical care among injured workers in California using medical billing data from Version 2.0 of the Workers' Compensation Information System.
    - 6 days ago 21 Jun 19, 6:00am -
  • Technology and Work Worth Doing (Not Jobs) Post-AlphaGo
    This report summarizes a 2018 workshop that gathered a small group of innovative thinkers to engage in an approach called large-scale speculative design to sketch desirable future worlds that could be enabled by artificial intelligence.
    - 6 days ago 21 Jun 19, 6:00am -
  • Anticipating Policy Options for Addressing U.S. Arctic Hurdles
    Document submitted on June 19, 2019, as an addendum to testimony before the House Transportation and InfrastructureCommittee, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on May 8, 2019.
    - 7 days ago 20 Jun 19, 5:30am -
  • Operationalizing Cyberspace as a Military Domain
    The authors of this Perspective discuss current efforts by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to integrate cyberspace as an operational domain, including a focus on indications and warning and adapting a framework for the NATO context.
    - 7 days ago 20 Jun 19, 5:30am -
  • A new travel demand model for London
    RAND Europe and partners were commissioned by Transport for London (TfL) to develop a new strategic travel model for London, the New Demand Model (NDM). This report documents RAND Europe's work to develop new mode-destination choice models.
    - 8 days ago 19 Jun 19, 5:30am -
  • Federal Block Grants to States for Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Homelessness
    RAND researchers analyzed the formulas for distributing funds to states under three block grants for services related to mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness (unchanged since 1992) to determine whether they should be modified.
    - 8 days ago 19 Jun 19, 5:00am -
  • Review and Evaluation of the Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Homelessness Grant Formulas
    RAND researchers analyzed the formulas for distributing funds to states under three block grants for services related to mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness (unchanged since 1992) to determine whether they should be modified.
    - 8 days ago 19 Jun 19, 5:00am -
  • What Will Russian Military Capabilities Look Like in the Future?
    RAND researchers analyzed the development of Russia's military capabilities over the next 20 years -- with a focus on ground combat -- and the implications of that development for U.S.-Russian competition and for the U.S. Army.
    - 9 days ago 18 Jun 19, 5:45am -
  • The Future of the Russian Military
    Researchers analyze societal, political, economic, and demographic factors that undergird Russian military power. They also make projections about how Russian ground combat capabilities will evolve in the future and how the U.S. Army can respond.
    - 9 days ago 18 Jun 19, 5:45am -


Carnegie Endowment

  • The Working Group on Egypt's Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo
    The June 17 death of former president Mohammad Morsi should be a wake-up call to renew international attention to the condition of other Egyptian detainees whose lives are at risk but might still be saved.
    - 6 days ago 21 Jun 19, 1:43pm -
  • The Iranian Hedgehog vs. the American Fox
    When and if Tehran is ready to talk, the differences between Trump and Khamenei present further obstacles.
    - 6 days ago 21 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • Judy Asks: Is the Iran Nuclear Deal Salvageable?
    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.
    - 7 days ago 20 Jun 19, 1:33pm -
  • Thirty Years of U.S. Policy Toward Russia: Can the Vicious Circle Be Broken?
    U.S.-Russia relations are at an impasse. Fixing this relationship requires Washington to change its policy on strategic stability, NATO expansion, and sanctions.
    - 7 days ago 20 Jun 19, 1:14pm -
  • Why War With Iran Is Bad For Trump - And America
    The Trump administration has conveyed no clear or realistic goals that would be served by the use of military force against Iran.
    - 7 days ago 20 Jun 19, 12:10pm -
  • How to Reset U.S.-Russian Relations Today
    Today, the U.S.-Russian relationship is at the lowest point since before the Cold War ended and the best we can hope for is that it will not get even worse.
    - 7 days ago 20 Jun 19, 10:44am -
  • No Business as Usual in Syria
    Based on individual considerations and prevailing security and economic conditions, reinvestment in Syria will be limited and could have mixed effects. | عربي
    - 7 days ago 20 Jun 19, 10:32am -
  • How Igor Sechin Was Interrupted Midflight
    Reuters was right to publish information showing that Rosneft head Igor Sechin repeatedly used corporate aircraft for personal purposes.
    - 7 days ago 19 Jun 19, 5:58pm -
  • Females in the Ranks
    Lebanon's military has increasingly integrated women, but the next challenge is anchoring their gains. | عربي
    - 8 days ago 19 Jun 19, 2:11pm -
  • What Has a Bigger Impact, Elections or Street Protests?
    Holding elections and referendums has become more frequent in both democracies and dictatorships. But another form of political expression is becoming much more frequent than elections: street protests.
    - 8 days ago 19 Jun 19, 11:47am -
  • Wealth Should Trickle Up, Not Down
    Income inequality in the United States hampers growth and forces up debt. In advanced economies in which investment is not constrained by scarce savings, high levels of income inequality lead automatically to either more unemployment or more debt. S…
    - 8 days ago 19 Jun 19, 10:12am -
  • Democracy After the European Parliament Elections
    As the dust settles from the European elections, it is important to stand back from immediate political battles and assess the longer-term implications for European democracy.
    - 8 days ago 19 Jun 19, 8:11am -
  • Russia's Three Fronts of Civil Society
    The society of citizens and its representatives in Russia face a dilemma. One option is to cut a deal with the state and work in its interests and on its terms. The other option is marginalisation, to become outcasts destined to be in constant confl…
    - 8 days ago 19 Jun 19, 7:01am -


  • Where Brexit goes, the law shall follow
    How the financial industry and the law firms that support it are preparing for what comes next
    - 1 day ago 25 Jun 19, 2:38pm -
  • Redefining Europe’s economic sovereignty
    This Policy Contribution delves into the position of the EU in the current global order. China and the United States increasingly trying to gain geopolitical advantage using their economic might. The authors examine the specific problems that China a…
    - 2 days ago 24 Jun 19, 10:01pm -
  • The June Eurogroup meeting: Reflections on BICC
    The Eurogroup met on June 13th to discuss the deepening of the economic and monetary union (EMU) and prepare the discussions for the Euro Summit. From the meeting came two main deliverables: an agreement over a budgetary instrument for competitivenes…
    - 3 days ago 24 Jun 19, 10:28am -
  • Deep Focus: Making a success of EU cohesion policy
    Bruegel senior fellow Zsolt Darvas talks to Sean Gibson in this Deep Focus podcast about how the EU can improve its cohesion policy, citing the best examples of its implementation and stressing the methodological difficulties in measuring its effecti…
    - 7 days ago 20 Jun 19, 12:37pm -
  • Soaring house prices in major cities: how to spot and moderate them
    This article examines whether there are regional differences in house price growth within European countries and find a stronger cyclical pattern in capital cities compared to other regions, indicating a clear rationale for regional-level tools. The…
    - 8 days ago 19 Jun 19, 8:56am -
  • GNI-per-head rankings: The sad stories of Greece and Italy
    No other country lost as many positions as Greece and Italy in the rankings of European countries by Gross National Income per head, between 1990 and 2017. The tentative conclusion here is that more complex, country-specific stories – beyond the eu…
    - 9 days ago 18 Jun 19, 8:56am -
  • Uncertainty over output gap and structural-balance estimates remains elevated
    The EU fiscal framework strongly relies on the structural budget balance indicator, which aims to measure the ‘underlying’ position of the budget. But this indicator is not observed, only estimations can be made. This post shows that estimates of…
    - 10 days ago 17 Jun 19, 12:30pm -
  • The campaign against ‘nonsense’ output gaps
    A campaign against “nonsense” consensus output gaps has been launched on social media. It has triggered responses focusing on the implications of output gaps for fiscal policy under EU rules, especially for Italy. But the debate about the reliabi…
    - 10 days ago 17 Jun 19, 12:30pm -
  • A strategic agenda for the new EU leadership
    Memo to the presidents of the European Commission, Council and Parliament. 'A strategic agenda for the new EU leadership' by Maria Demertzis, André Sapir and Guntram Wolff is the first of our 2019 Bruegel memos to the new presidents of the Europea…
    - 13 days ago 13 Jun 19, 4:00pm -
  • China and the world trade organisation: towards a better fit
    China’s participation in the WTO has been anything but smooth, as its self-proclaimed socialist market economy system has alienated its trading partners. The WTO needs to translate some of its implicit legal understanding into explicit treaty langu…
    - 14 days ago 12 Jun 19, 10:01pm -

Amnesty International

Chatham House