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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

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

WashingtonInstitute

Eight Reasons Why the United States and Iraq Still Need Each Other
The Iraqi parliament has passed a non-binding resolution calling on the United States to withdraw its troops from the country. This video, outlines eight reasons why the U.S. and Iraq still need one another for the their mutual benefit. The presenta…
- 5 days ago 21 Jan 20, 3:48pm -
John Fernandez: The DEA's Targeting of Hezbollah's Global Criminal Support Network
The well-established convergence between drug trafficking and terrorism, coupled with the U.S. attorney-general's designation of Lebanese Hezbollah as a priority Transnational Criminal Organization, have given the Drug Enforcement Administration a cr…
- 17 days ago 9 Jan 20, 8:39pm -
Iraq in Turmoil: The Context of the Soleimani Strike
The fingerprints of Iran and its leading general, Qassem Soleimani, were evident in Iraq in the weeks leading up to the U.S. strike that took the life of the IRGC-Qods Force commander on January 3, 2020. When thousands of demonstrators took to the s…
- 23 days ago 4 Jan 20, 1:32am -
Highlights from the 2019 Scholar-Statesman Award Event
The Washington Institute bestowed its highest honor, the Scholar-Statesman Award, on Jordan's King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, and paid tribute to civic leaders, and Institute Trustees, Merryl and James Tisch, at a gala event on November 21, 2019 in…
- 34 days ago 23 Dec 19, 8:42pm -
Institute Confers the Scholar-Statesman Award on King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein
In a packed ballroom at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on November 21, 2019, The Washington Institute bestowed its highest honor, the Scholar-Statesman Award, on Jordan's King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein. Executive Director Robert Satloff introduced…
- 55 days ago 2 Dec 19, 3:00pm -
The Washington Institute Pays Tribute to Trustees Merryl and James Tisch
During the 2019 Washington Institute Scholar-Statesman Award gala, the research organization paid special tribute to Trustees Merryl and James Tisch for their contributions to civic and philanthropic organizations locally, nationally, and internation…
- 60 days ago 27 Nov 19, 5:34pm -
King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of Jordan, the 2019 Scholar-Statesman Award Recipient
The Washington Institute bestowed its highest honor, the Scholar-Statesman Award, on Jordan's King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein for leading his country with strength, compassion, moderation, and wisdom. This video presents highlights from the king’s…
- 61 days ago 26 Nov 19, 9:44pm -
Interview: King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Middle East Issues
During a rare, unscripted interview with Washington Institute Executive Director Robert Satloff, Jordan's King Abdullah II shared his views on a range of issues affecting the Middle East, from the implications of potential U.S. military withdrawal, t…
- 61 days ago 26 Nov 19, 9:29pm -
Iraq in Crisis: The View from Kurdistan
Despite recovering substantially from the ravages of the war against the Islamic State, Iraq now faces an imposing array of security, political, and humanitarian challenges, including the continued displacement of hundreds of thousands of citizens, a…
- 62 days ago 25 Nov 19, 8:03pm -
The Evolving and Persistent Terrorism Threat to the Homeland
Protecting the homeland from terrorist attacks is the FBI's top priority. Foreign terrorist organizations continue to pose a threat to America, while the threat posed by lone actors is evolving. To discuss trends in plotters/attackers inside the Unit…
- 68 days ago 19 Nov 19, 9:12pm -
National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Acting Director Russell Travers Presentation
As the national security environment has grown increasingly complex, it has necessarily led to a reevaluation of how threats are prioritized, and, as such, terrorism is now only one of many high-priority threats. To discuss the changing terrorist lan…
- 79 days ago 8 Nov 19, 8:55pm -
The Lebanon Protests: Views from Beirut and Policy Implications
Lebanon's unprecedented protests have already spurred Prime Minister Hariri to resign, and although Hezbollah still has the majority of parliament and a friendly president on its side, the people are intent on staying in the streets until a new trans…
- 81 days ago 6 Nov 19, 10:58pm -

AEI

Middle East Forum

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

  • Global Economic Outlook
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite Stephanie Segal, senior fellow of the CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy, to give a forecast of the global economy in 2020. They unpack President Trump's recent address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, t…
    - 3 days ago 23 Jan 20, 2:00pm -
  • U.S.-China Trade Deal: Phase One
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite CSIS's "Trade Guys," Bill Reinsch and Scott Miller to discuss the "Phase One" trade agreement between the U.S. and China that was signed on Wednesday. They give insight on specifics of the agreement, who is impa…
    - 10 days ago 16 Jan 20, 4:15pm -
  • The Killing of Soleimani and U.S. Response
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite CSIS’s Seth G. Jones, Harold Brown Chair, director of the Transnational Threats Project, and senior adviser to the International Security Program. They discuss the latest news about the Ukrainian aircraft that…
    - 16 days ago 10 Jan 20, 3:17pm -
  • Bad Ideas in National Security
    In this episode, Andrew invites a team from the CSIS International Security Program (ISP): Kathleen Hicks, Andrew Hunter, and Todd Harrison. They discuss Defense 360's "Bad Ideas in National Security" series that highlights brief articles written by…
    - 39 days ago 18 Dec 19, 2:25pm -
  • British Elections
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite two special guests: CSIS's Heather Conley, senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and BBC anchor and correspondent Laura Trevelyan. They discuss an updated outlook on Brexit and the U.K. elec…
    - 46 days ago 11 Dec 19, 2:55pm -
  • Climate Change and Food Security
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite Kimberly Flowers, director of the Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food Security Project at CSIS. They analyze the political and humanitarian impact of climate change on food security and global hunger. Kimberly a…
    - 53 days ago 4 Dec 19, 4:43pm -
  • The Islamic State's Next Wave
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite back Seth Jones, CSIS's Harold Brown Chair and Director of the Transnational Threats Project. Seth discusses the U.S. raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and what it means for the future of the Is…
    - 83 days ago 5 Nov 19, 6:00am -
  • Russia Into Africa
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew talk with Judd Devermont, director of the Africa program at CSIS. Judd breaks down the Russia-Africa Summit and steps the U.S. could take to reduce the Russia footprint in Africa. Download the full transcript here.
    - 89 days ago 30 Oct 19, 1:00am -
  • A Reckoning in Syria and What it Means for the Middle East
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew talk to Brian Katz, a fellow of CSIS's International Security Program and the Transnational Threats Project. Brian breaks down the situation on the ground following the U.S. decision to pull troops out of northern Syri…
    - 96 days ago 22 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • An Ongoing Discussion on Syria
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew sit down with Melissa Dalton, deputy director of the CSIS International Security Program and director of the Cooperative Defense Project. Melissa discusses the current situation of the ongoing conflict in Syria and the…
    - 16 Oct 19, 7:15pm -
  • U.S. Troop Pullout of Syria
    Bob and Andrew talk with Bulent Aliriza, director of the CSIS Turkey Project, about the escalating situation along the Syrian border with Turkey after President Trump ordered U.S. troops out of the region. Download the full transcript here.
    - 8 Oct 19, 8:15pm -
  • U.S. and China: A New Paradigm
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew speak with Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS. Jude brings us up to date on the demonstrations in Hong Kong that escalated on October 1st, the same day of the 70th anniversary of the People's R…
    - 4 Oct 19, 5:45pm -
  • Bonus: Schieffer's Green Room on Iran
    In this bonus episode of The Truth of the Matter, listen in on Bob Schieffer’s green room conversation with CSIS’ Jon Alterman, Seth Jones and the New York Times’ David Sanger, prior to the CSIS Schieffer Series event on the Iran situation, Sep…
    - 1 Oct 19, 6:15pm -
  • Explaining the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act
    Bob and Andrew bring in nonpartisan legal expert Bradley P. Moss, Esq., to explain the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989. Mr. Moss tells us how it works, the unique situation regarding the President with respect to the Act,…
    - 24 Sep 19, 8:15pm -
  • The Attack on Saudi Arabia
    In this episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview CSIS Harold Brown Chair and Director of the Transnational Threats Project Seth Jones about the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil production facilities. They also discuss Jones's pre…
    - 17 Sep 19, 8:15pm -
  • Edge of a New Epoch
    In this inaugural episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview former deputy secretary of defense and now CSIS’s CEO, Dr. John Hamre. Download the full transcript here.
    - 12 Sep 19, 1:30pm -

Rand Middle East

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

IISS

Carnegie Endowment

Bruegel

  • A European anti–money laundering supervisor: From vision to legislation
    In fighting anti-money laundering, the European Commission should act fast toward creating a central supervisory authority.
    - 2 days ago 24 Jan 20, 9:17am -
  • Do AI markets create competition policy concerns?
    AI markets are young and their structure is yet to crystallise. Is European competition law ready for what happens next?
    - 3 days ago 23 Jan 20, 3:51pm -
  • How could net balances change in the next EU budget?
    The gap between payments into the EU budget and EU spending in a particular country has importance when EU spending does not constitute European public goods, or there are risks for their improper use. I estimate that the Juncker Commission’s propo…
    - 3 days ago 23 Jan 20, 3:49pm -
  • European capital markets union, by rule and by choice
    While the euro is now a leading global currency and the European Central Bank has become a comprehensive banking supervisor, Europe’s markets have been treading water.
    - 3 days ago 23 Jan 20, 9:40am -
  • Incorporating political risks into debt sustainability analysis
    DSA applies to crisis countries only, but an early warning system identifying vulnerabilities is relevant for all countries. A more general, less stringent, debt vulnerabilities analysis (DVA) could be used to assess countries’ debt management poli…
    - 4 days ago 22 Jan 20, 1:34pm -
  • AI in Europe: a conversation with Google’s CEO
    It seems almost inevitable that Google will be big part of Europe's future. And Europe will be a huge part of Google's too. This week, Alphabet, Google's parent company, hit $1 trillion market cap for the first time. Can Google's AI be socially benef…
    - 6 days ago 20 Jan 20, 5:08pm -
  • Paying for the European Green Deal
    The European Commission has presented its Just Transition Fund to help regions still dependent on fossil fuel as they move towards green energy. But where does the money come from and is it enough to make Europe carbon neutral by 2050? Should the EU…
    - 10 days ago 16 Jan 20, 2:55pm -
  • Banking after Brexit
    Will Brexit damage Britain's financial services industry? Or is talk of its diminished status just a storm in a teacup? The City of London could move closer to Wall Street or it might become "Singapore-on-Thames". Nicholas Barrett talks to Rebecca Ch…
    - 10 days ago 16 Jan 20, 1:19pm -
  • Factors determining Russia’s long-term growth rate
    This paper’s main conclusion is that Russia’s economy cannot grow at the pace recorded in the early and mid-2000s because of the different external environment, the different stage of development and serious demographic headwinds.
    - 10 days ago 16 Jan 20, 10:41am -
  • European green finance is expanding, a discount on bank capital would discredit it
    If EU banks are to mobilise a greater share of loans for sustainable projects they will need a reliable policy framework, clear internal performance targets and the relevant skills. A discount on bank capital underlying such assets is neither justifi…
    - 11 days ago 15 Jan 20, 5:31pm -

Amnesty International

Chatham House

  • Local Pathways Towards De-escalation of Libya's Conflict
    Invitation Only Research Event 28 January 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pmAdd to CalendariCalendarOutlookGoogleYahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE…
    - 4 days ago 22 Jan 20, 10:20am -
  • Synergy in North Africa: Furthering Cooperation
    21 January 2020 Discussions of North African integration have evoked ideas of a shared identity and a common destiny in the region. However, recent attempts to build regional blocs in North Africa have been un…
    - 6 days ago 20 Jan 20, 3:57pm -
  • Oman’s New Sultan Needs to Take Bold Economic Steps
    16 January 2020 Dr John Sfakianakis Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme…
    - 10 days ago 16 Jan 20, 11:20am -
  • The Struggle for the State in Syria
    Research Event 11 March 2020 - 9:00am to 6:30pmAdd to CalendariCalendarOutlookGoogleYahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE This confer…
    - 12 days ago 14 Jan 20, 10:50am -
  • Iran Crisis: The Impact on Oil Markets
    14 January 2020 Professor Paul Stevens Distinguished Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme…
    - 12 days ago 14 Jan 20, 9:00am -
  • The Middle East and North Africa Region in 2020
    Invitation Only Research Event 15 January 2020 - 8:15am to 9:30am Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Event participants Chair: Dr L…
    - 19 days ago 7 Jan 20, 12:15pm -
  • Dr John Sfakianakis
    Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme Biography John Sfakianakis is an associate fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Programme.He is the chief economist and hea…
    - 19 days ago 7 Jan 20, 11:09am -