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  • Addressing youth unemployment through industries without smokestacks: A Tunisia case study
    Abstract Although the manufacturing sector is known to have a unique role in structural transformation, the industries without smokestacks (IWOSS) that include tradable services, and that concern in Tunisia mainly IT, tourism, transport, trade, and f…
    - 24 days ago 28 Sep 21, 12:10pm -
  • Playing a weak hand well: Jordan’s Hashemite kings and the United States
    The American interaction with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has revolved around two men, King Hussein, and his son King Abdallah. Both have ruled a Jordan that is surrounded by ambitious states, some with rapacious designs on Jordan’s territory o…
    - 25 days ago 27 Sep 21, 2:00pm -
  • Jordan and America’s decades-long friendship
    For over 70 years, Jordan has been an important ally in the Middle East for the United States, a connection built largely on the relationships between two Jordanian monarchs of the Hashemite family—King Hussein and King Abdullah—and American pres…
    - 28 days ago 24 Sep 21, 9:00am -

Washington Institute

  • Cairo’s Concerns About a Biden Presidency
    Over the past four years, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and other Egyptian elites have welcomed a status quo in which the White House focuses on combating extremism and advancing regional security cooperation without publicly challenging them on…
    - 18 Nov 20, 9:04pm -
  • America Votes, the Middle East Reacts: Views on U.S. Elections from Across the Region
    On November 5, The Washington Institute held a virtual Policy Forum with Abdulrahman al-Rashed, Mohamed Anwar E. al-Sadat, Asli Aydintasbas, and David Horovitz. Rashed is the chairman of Al-Arabiya’s editorial board and former general manager…
    - 9 Nov 20, 8:17pm -
  • Franco-Turkish Competition Ascendant
    Recent press reports according to which Paris claimed the Turkish navy “illuminated” a French vessel off the coast of Libya in June 2020 suggest that the flashpoint to watch inside the NATO alliance is not Turkey vs. U.S., but Ankara vs. Paris…
    - 24 Sep 20, 1:26am -
  • New Egyptian Legislation Aims to Reduce Al-Azhar’s Authority
    On July 19, the Egyptian parliament provisionally approved a bill bringing Dar al-Ifta, the country’s main body responsible for issuing religious guidelines, under the cabinet’s purview. If implemented, this measure would move fatwa oversight…
    - 20 Aug 20, 6:48pm -
  • Training Better Arab Armies
    The following is an excerpt from an essay originally published by the U.S. Army War College. To read the full text, download the PDF or visit the Parameters website.The United States must develop a radically different method of training partner…
    - 20 Aug 20, 5:11pm -
  • Normalization Is Making Cairo Uncomfortable
    Many observers believe that the only losers of the new agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates are Iran apologists, opponents of U.S. regional leadership, and similar camps. Yet one U.S. ally sees itself as the biggest loser. Egyptia…
    - 19 Aug 20, 9:34pm -
  • Putting the UAE-Israel Agreement in Its Proper Perspective
    Question: What is both bigger and smaller than it seems at first glance?Answer: Last week’s announcement of full normal relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, arranged through the good offices of the United States.I am a hu…
    - 18 Aug 20, 4:19pm -
  • Turkey’s Search for Oil May Spill Over into Conflict with Greece
    It’s been a while since NATO-members Turkey and Greece have been at war, but don’t rule out at least a skirmish or two. On Monday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense tweeted pictures of Turkish warships escorting the oil exploration ship Oruc Rei…
    - 12 Aug 20, 2:50pm -
  • Health, Politics, and Stability in the Middle East: A COVID-19 Update
    On July 29, The Washington Institute held a virtual Policy Forum with Ali Mokdad, Mohammed Hassan Khalil, and Muhamed Almaliky. Mokdad, an epidemiologist, is the director of Middle Eastern initiatives and a professor of global health at the Uni…
    - 7 Aug 20, 7:55pm -
  • East Mediterranean Energy Rivalries Face Harsh Economic Realities
    From the Levant coast of Israel and Lebanon stretching westward to Greece, Italy, and North Africa, the East Mediterranean is increasingly awash in regional tensions. On July 13, officials in east Libya said they would welcome Egyptian military in…
    - 17 Jul 20, 8:37pm -
  • East Mediterranean Gas Running Into Commercial, Technical, and Political Challenges
    When a giant flare lit up the night sky off Israel’s coast on May 23, it was a reminder of the country’s natural gas riches and its persistent environmental concerns. Excess gas from a processing platform six miles offshore was ignited in what…
    - 27 May 20, 8:08pm -
  • Avoiding an Epic Mistake:
    For almost four decades, the Multinational Force & Observers has protected Israel-Egypt peace and anchored stability in the Sinai Peninsula, but a new Pentagon initiative could end the American contribution by late next year. Defense Secretary Mar…
    - 27 May 20, 12:01pm -
  • Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Responses to President Trump’s Impeachment
    Across the Middle East, the story of President Trump’s impeachment and subsequent acquittal received second-tier coverage compared to regional or local issues. Many Arabic-language websites and newspapers translated and republished Western artic…
    - 19 Feb 20, 1:10pm -
  • Ceasefire or Escalation in Libya?
    Over the past week, regional and European actors have increased their diplomatic activity around Libya in response to intensifying violence in the nine-month-old civil war. On January 8, less than a week after the Turkish parliament approved sendi…
    - 10 Jan 20, 9:12pm -
  • The Obstacles Still Facing Israel’s Leviathan Gas Field
    The Leviathan natural gas field has finally begun production, after long delays that pushed its start date to the last day of 2019. Flowing from undersea deposits located eighty miles off Israel’s coast, supplies will henceforth pass through pro…
    - 31 Dec 19, 6:04pm -
  • Turkey Pivots to Tripoli: Implications for Libya’s Civil War and U.S. Policy
    On December 10, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he was willing to deploy troops in Libya if the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Tripoli requested it. He reiterated the offer during a December 15 meeting with GNA pr…
    - 19 Dec 19, 8:59pm -
  • What Will It Take to Repair Middle Eastern Economies?
    The following is an excerpt from Bilal Wahab’s contribution to the new American Enterprise Institute book Seven Pillars: What Really Causes Instability in the Middle East? Download the PDF to read the full chapter.The Middle East is among the…
    - 8 Dec 19, 8:59pm -
  • Israeli Gas Export Route to Egypt Finalized
    After months of delay, agreement has been reached to pipe Israeli natural gas from Ashkelon to al-Arish in North Sinai, for use in Egypt’s domestic market and/or re-export. The so-called EMG pipeline runs mainly offshore, skirting the Gaza Strip…
    - 13 Nov 19, 6:22pm -
  • The Renaissance Dam Negotiations: An Egyptian View
    On November 6, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan issued a joint statement affirming their commitment “to reach a comprehensive, cooperative, adaptive, sustainable, and mutually benefic…
    - 12 Nov 19, 7:11pm -
  • Why Turkey Is Raising the Stakes in the East Mediterranean
    On October 5, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Greek foreign minister Nikos Dendias for the third time in less than three months. At a joint press conference following the meeting, Pompeo stated that Washington had warned Turkey against “…
    - 4 Nov 19, 7:42pm -
  • New Gaza Crossing Raises Questions About Blockade Policies
    The Gaza Strip has been blockaded for more than a decade now, owing primarily to the violent takeover and continued militant rejectionism of the territory’s Hamas rulers. Even after certain restrictions were eased after the 2014 Gaza war, Israel…
    - 23 Oct 19, 9:37pm -
  • Egypt Takes Another Step Toward China
    On August 5, Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese company Hutchison Ports to establish a Mediterranean container terminal in Abu Qir. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi himself attended the signing ceremony, where he praised the…
    - 19 Aug 19, 9:07pm -
  • Turkey’s Energy Confrontation with Cyprus
    The hydrocarbon riches of the Nile and Levant geological basins have already transformed the Egyptian economy and expanded Israel’s energy options, but the possibility of similar good fortune for Cyprus is being undermined by a dangerous Turkish…
    - 24 Jul 19, 4:08pm -
  • Now That Morsi Is Gone, Sisi Should Ease His Crackdown
    Mohamed Morsi’s death in a Cairo courthouse is an ignominious end for a man who briefly led the Arab world’s most populous country. Though in many ways little more than a figurehead, he nevertheless symbolized the Muslim Brotherhood’s failur…
    - 21 Jun 19, 6:10pm -
  • Death of Divisive Morsi Could Unite Egypt’s Opposition
    On June 17, Egyptian state television announced that former president and top Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohamed Morsi had died in court, where he was facing charges of spying for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Perhaps no other president in…
    - 20 Jun 19, 9:13pm -
  • China’s Middle East Policy: Speak Softly and Wave a Large Purse
    The Middle East is low on the list of China’s global priorities, and this is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. Yet “low priority” is a relative term when it comes to a global player with pockets as deep as Beijing’s. True, the…
    - 17 Jun 19, 3:21pm -
  • East Mediterranean Energy and Middle East Peace
    Last week, after a year of negotiations, the government of Cyprus and a consortium led by Texas-based Noble Energy announced agreement on a revised contract to exploit the Aphrodite natural gas field 100 miles south of the island. Development of t…
    - 13 Jun 19, 3:51pm -
  • Ramadan Soap Operas Contradict Sisi’s Outreach to Israel
    In the past five years, Egyptian-Israeli relations have been steadily improving. With the two countries facing the same Islamic State threat on Sinai’s borders, Egyptian president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and his top officials have been keen on meet…
    - 7 Jun 19, 6:06pm -
  • Erdogan’s Failure on the Nile
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is one of the most consequential leaders in the history of the Turkish republic. Over the past two decades, he has gradually parted ways with Kamal Ataturk’s West-centric and inward-looking foreign policy m…
    - 28 May 19, 2:11pm -
  • After the Islamic State, Renewed Urgency for Religious Reform
    The recent declaration of the Islamic State (IS) territorial defeat in Syria has refocused the debate on how to achieve an enduring peace based on successful counterextremism initiatives. This raises a crucial question: who may legitimately be tas…
    - 5 Apr 19, 5:55pm -
  • The Second Step in Egypt-Israel Peace Is a Tall One
    March 26 marks the fortieth anniversary of the U.S.-brokered peace treaty signed by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin. To commemorate that historic moment, Israel recently organized events at the Truman Resea…
    - 26 Mar 19, 9:34pm -
  • 40 Years of Peace Between Israel and Egypt
    In a region beset by national, sectarian and tribal conflicts, the treaty between the two nations has endured since its signing on March 26, 1979. It has withstood the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, two Palestinian intifadas, two…
    - 25 Mar 19, 2:14pm -
  • Organizational Split and Radicalization Within Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood
    On February 20, Egypt executed nine Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of taking part in the 2015 assassination of Hisham Barakat, the country’s top prosecutor. Although the MB’s traditional leadership denied involvement in the crime, they d…
    - 4 Mar 19, 3:01pm -
  • Cyprus Gas Discovery Could Be an East Mediterranean Game-Changer
    ExxonMobil has just announced the discovery of Glafcos, an offshore field located deep underwater more than 100 miles southwest of Cyprus and estimated to hold between 5 and 8 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas. A more precise figure will em…
    - 1 Mar 19, 8:33pm -
  • Russia’s Growing Influence in North Africa
    While Moscow’s Syria intervention has captured much of the world’s attention, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vision in the region always spanned beyond Syria alone. Since coming to power, Putin prioritized restoration of Russia’s image…
    - 26 Feb 19, 5:48pm -
  • Exploiting East Mediterranean Gas: New Milestones, New Obstacles
    In late January, workers positioned the foundation jacket for the Leviathan natural gas platform on the seabed six miles off the coast of northern Israel. For the moment, just a few feet of steel piping are visible jutting out of the water, but la…
    - 8 Feb 19, 2:42pm -
  • Pompeo’s Cairo Speech More ‘Back to the Future’ Than Break With Past
    When Secretary of State Pompeo spoke in Egypt last week, his list of Trump administration accomplishments did not hold up against realities on the ground. Moreover, he missed an opportunity to express how America can be “a force for good in the…
    - 16 Jan 19, 9:17pm -
  • Sending the Right Message in Cairo: Advice for Secretary Pompeo
    On January 10, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver a speech on America’s “commitment to peace, prosperity, stability, and security in the Middle East” as part of his eight-city tour of the region. The speech’s timing and locale (Ca…
    - 7 Jan 19, 9:59pm -
  • Egyptian-Israeli Citizenship Issues Are Impeding Normalization
    On December 20, Cairo announced that it was revoking the citizenship of Yasmine Nissim, a twenty-one-year-old Egyptian woman living in Israel. According to a statement published by the prime minister’s office, the decision was made because she h…
    - 3 Jan 19, 9:01pm -
  • Russia's Arabic Propaganda: What It Is, Why It Matters
    The Middle East is an expanding nexus of Russian influence, a challenge to both regional stability and U.S. interests. In light of this, a thorough understanding of the subtleties of Moscow’s strategies, including information manipulation, becom…
    - 20 Dec 18, 2:33am -
  • Sisi Restores Jewish Heritage in Egypt
    On December 10, Egyptian antiquities minister Khaled al-Anani announced that President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi had ordered the government to devote 1.3 billion pounds (or around $72 million) to restoring Jewish heritage in the country. During a meeti…
    - 14 Dec 18, 8:12pm -
  • Flare-Up in Gaza (Part 2): Gently Undoing a Gordian Knot
    This PolicyWatch is the second in a two-part series on the latest hostilities between Israel and Hamas. Part 1 discussed the domestic political implications for Israel.After seven months of ongoing clashes, and before the recent escalation in G…
    - 20 Nov 18, 4:01pm -
  • Egypt’s Economy Rising, Rights Declining
    On October 31, an IMF staff team reached an agreement with Egypt to release the fifth of six $2 billion aid tranches agreed upon in November 2016. The organization’s positive assessment of Cairo’s economic reforms reflects President Abdul Fatt…
    - 19 Nov 18, 4:56pm -
  • Egypt and Washington: Challenges in the Sisi Era
    On October 31, Barak Barfi and Michele Dunne addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Barfi is a research fellow at the New America Foundation and author of the recent Institute study Egypt’s New Realism: Challenges Under Sisi. D…
    - 7 Nov 18, 6:09pm -
  • Sisi’s Anti-Israel Rhetoric: New Speeches, Old Problems
    On October 11, Egyptian president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi gave a speech at an event commemorating the forty-fifth anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War/October War, traditionally touted as a glorious victory over Israel. Every year, dozens of Egypti…
    - 17 Oct 18, 8:59pm -
  • Cyprus Aims to Export Gas via Egypt
    During a September 19 meeting in Nicosia, the energy ministers of Egypt and Cyprus agreed to set up a committee within thirty days to work out details for an undersea pipeline connecting the offshore Aphrodite natural gas field with an Egyptian li…
    - 21 Sep 18, 3:45pm -
  • Egypt's New Realism: Challenges Under Sisi
    When Abdul Fattah al-Sisi became president in 2014, Egyptians were clamoring for stability after the chaos of the post–Arab Spring years and the failed leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood government. Emblematic of this stability, Sisi was at on…
    - 11 Sep 18, 11:20pm -
  • Israeli Gas Is Almost Ashore, But Challenges Remain
    Watched over by a small group of environmental protestors camped on the beach at Dor, engineers are putting the final touches on a pipeline for Israel’s Leviathan offshore natural gas reservoir. Located between Tel Aviv and Haifa, the line will…
    - 7 Sep 18, 7:33pm -
  • Breaking the Stalemate in the Egypt-Ethiopia Dam Dispute
    On July 26, the chief engineer of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Simegnew Bekele, died under mysterious circumstances. Two days earlier, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed revealed that the project could take another ten years to complete, even thoug…
    - 28 Aug 18, 7:18pm -
  • Women, Minorities, and Military Aid to Egypt
    Last August, former secretary of state Rex Tillerson withheld $195 million in Foreign Military Financing from Egypt—or 15 percent of the country’s $1.3 billion in total U.S. military aid—citing concerns over its political and human rights tr…
    - 9 Aug 18, 2:17pm -

WashingtonInstitute

Original Audio PF: Contending with New and Old Threats: A French Perspective on Counterterrorism
Original Audio Recording with remarks in French and EnglishThe United States and France are longstanding partners in the field of counterterrorism. Both played prominent roles in the territorial defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and th…
- 9 days ago 13 Oct 21, 2:38pm -
English Audio PF: Contending with New and Old Threats: A French Perspective on Counterterrorism
English Audio Recording with live translation of French remarks into EnglishThe United States and France are longstanding partners in the field of counterterrorism. Both played prominent roles in the territorial defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq…
- 9 days ago 13 Oct 21, 2:37pm -
Original Audio PF: Affirming U.S. Commitments Abroad: The View from Syria’s Democratic Council
With Original audio including Arabic presentationAfter the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, allies and adversaries alike are wondering about other American commitments in the region. In Syria, where several hundred U.S. troops remain on the ground…
- 25 days ago 27 Sep 21, 8:20pm -
English Version PF: Affirming U.S. Commitments Abroad: The View from Syria’s Democratic Council
With English simultaneous translation includedAfter the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, allies and adversaries alike are wondering about other American commitments in the region. In Syria, where several hundred U.S. troops remain on the ground, K…
- 25 days ago 27 Sep 21, 8:17pm -
PF: From Afghanistan to the Middle East: Implications of the U.S. Withdrawal and Taliban Victory
The rapid U.S. withdrawal and the Taliban’s swift overthrow of the Afghan government have sent shockwaves around the world. This is especially the case in the Middle East, where the departure raises questions not only about U.S. commitments and cre…
- 66 days ago 17 Aug 21, 2:50pm -
History and Context of the Western Sahara Conflict
In December 2020, the White House announced that Washington would formally recognize Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara, a significant change in U.S. policy, and, in parallel, Morocco would resume diplomatic relations with Israel.…
- 93 days ago 21 Jul 21, 1:13pm -
Policy Forum: U.S.-EU Counterterrorism Cooperation Twenty Years after 9/11
The terrorism landscape looks rather different today than it did when al-Qaeda operatives, some based in Europe, planned and carried out the September 11 attacks. Such operations are now far less likely due to security improvements, but the internati…
- 12 Jul 21, 9:20pm -
Policy Forum: A Strategy for Iraq: Guidelines for the Biden Administration
As it assesses U.S. priorities in Iraq, the Biden administration would do well to focus on sovereignty and accountability as the most integral factors in the country’s internal stability and the security of the broader Middle East. A constructive p…
- 30 Jun 21, 4:14pm -
Policy Forum: Preventing Domestic Terrorism: The DHS Approach and the New U.S. Strategy
The recent National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism outlines the Biden administration’s plans for addressing the worrisome rise of violence associated with this phenomenon, and much of the responsibility for implementing this agenda fall…
- 17 Jun 21, 9:12pm -
Policy Forum: Anti-Normalization Laws: A Powerful Weapon in the Fight against Peace
Like many Arab countries, Lebanon maintains a decades-old “anti-normalization” law that criminalizes contact with Israeli citizens on penalty of prison. Since Iran-backed Hezbollah came to dominate the country, the law has also served as a tool t…
- 17 Jun 21, 9:10pm -
Policy Forum: The Last Vote? Obstacles to Renewing UN Cross-Border Assistance in Syria
On March 29, Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared before the UN Security Council to demand the renewal of the cross-border mechanism in Syria and the reopening of two closed crossings. Since then, negotiators have sought to cement a plan for re…
- 9 Jun 21, 1:45pm -
Policy Forum: Not (Just) Another Rigged Syrian Election: Implications for Settling the War
On May 26, Syria will hold its second presidential election of the decade-long war, and as before, Bashar al-Assad’s regime will ensure the dictator’s “victory” by a wide margin. But the issues surrounding this year’s vote—including lack…
- 18 May 21, 3:20pm -

AEI

Hudson Institute

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

  • A Conversation With President Barham Salih of Iraq
    President Barham Salih discusses Iraq's role in regional conflicts and its relationship with the United States. 
    - 30 days ago 23 Sep 21, 2:00am -
  • A Conversation With Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong of the Republic of Korea
    South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong discusses the peace process on the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s role in the Asia-Pacific and on the global front, and the ROK-U.S. comprehensive partnership.
    - 30 days ago 22 Sep 21, 11:00pm -
  • The Future of Pakistan-U.S. Relations: A Conversation With Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of Pakistan
    Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of Pakistan discusses Pakistan's relationship with the United States and the quest for peace and stability in the region. 
    - 31 days ago 21 Sep 21, 6:30pm -
  • World Economic Update
    The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their implications for U.S. policy.This series is pr…
    - 37 days ago 15 Sep 21, 10:00pm -
  • Academic Webinar: Race in America and International Relations
    Travis L. Adkins, deputy assistant administrator for Africa at USAID and lecturer of African and security studies at the Walsh School of Foreign Service and in the Prisons and Justice Initiative at Georgetown University, and Brenda Gayle Plummer, pro…
    - 37 days ago 15 Sep 21, 9:00pm -
  • Reporting on COVID-19

    - 38 days ago 14 Sep 21, 11:00pm -
  • Why Economics Needs Anthropologists
    Gillian Tett, chair of the editorial board (U.S.) of the Financial Times, is the author of Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life. She discusses what economists miss when studying consumers, businesses, markets, and the wider eco…
    - 38 days ago 14 Sep 21, 9:00pm -

CSIS Podcast

  • The Haitian Migrant Crisis and the Bigger Picture
    CSIS’s Project on Fragility and Mobility Director Erol Yayboke and Human Rights Initiative Director Marti Flacks join the podcast to discuss the Haitian migrant crisis as a microcosm of how climate change, human rights, and national securit…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 21, 1:51pm -
  • Dr. Leana Wen on Covid and Her New Book “Lifelines”
    In this crossover episode with the CSIS Coronavirus Crisis Update Podcast, Dr. Leana Wen, Washington Post columnist and CNN analyst joined CSIS’s J. Stephen Morrison and Andrew Schwartz to discuss the current state of Covid in the United States plu…
    - 8 days ago 14 Oct 21, 1:14pm -
  • German Elections and Future of Euro Leadership
    CSIS’s Europe and Eurasia Program director Heather Conley joins the podcast to discuss the German elections and what they mean for Germany and greater Europe’s future as well as its relationship with the United States.  
    - 22 days ago 30 Sep 21, 6:45pm -
  • Social Media and Political Polarization
    Professor Paul Barrett, deputy director of the New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights joins the podcast to discuss his new report, “Fueling the Fire: How Social Media Intensifies U.S. Political Polarization—And What Can Be…
    - 28 days ago 24 Sep 21, 1:40pm -
  • Sub Deal with Aus-UK
    CSIS’s Dr. Mike Green joins the podcast to discuss the geopolitical implications of the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal and the fallout with France.  
    - 29 days ago 23 Sep 21, 1:16pm -
  • Era of Strategic Competition: Measuring Chinese and U.S. Engagement with African Security Chiefs
    CSIS Africa Program director Judd Devermont joins the podcast to discuss his latest research findings that Beijing’s observable interactions with current and former African security chiefs pale in comparison to equivalent U.S. engagements, and, why…
    - 37 days ago 15 Sep 21, 7:23pm -
  • Covid Reset
    CSIS’s Dr. J. Stephen Morrison joins the podcast to discuss President Biden’s vaccine mandates, plans for a “Covid-19 reset” and the situation in Afghanistan with respect to Covid.
    - 39 days ago 13 Sep 21, 2:33pm -
  • Meet the New Taliban, Same as the Old Taliban
    CSIS’s Dr. Seth Jones joins the podcast to discuss the Taliban announcement that this week they named Sirajuddin Haqqani —the Taliban’s deputy leader and close ally of al Qaeda—to be its first minister of interior. Haqqani, a U.S.-designated…
    - 44 days ago 8 Sep 21, 6:30pm -
  • Digital Taliban
    CSIS Human Rights Initiative Director Marti Flacks joins the podcast to discuss the new “digital Taliban,” and how it is poised to utilize biometric technology and electronic surveillance in order to rule Afghanistan. Plus, Ms. Flacks analyzes t…
    - 50 days ago 2 Sep 21, 4:47pm -
  • Global Jihadist Shot in the Arm
    Former Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Mike Vickers joins the podcast along with CSIS’ Dr. Seth Jones to discuss the terrorist threat following the U.S. withdrawal of Afghanistan and what the United States should do about it.
    - 57 days ago 26 Aug 21, 1:28pm -
  • Afghan Addiction
    CSIS SVP, Brzezinski Chair and Middle East Program Director Jon Alterman joins the podcast to talk about the new geopolitics surrounding Afghanistan in the aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal and what Iran, Russia, and China’s interests are with respe…
    - 59 days ago 24 Aug 21, 8:37pm -
  • Jihadist Burning Man
    The Wall Street Journal’s Alan Cullison left Kabul on Saturday, August 14 as the Taliban were poised to take control of the Afghan capital. He joins the podcast along with CSIS’s Dr. Seth Jones to discuss the latest developments as well as his r…
    - 64 days ago 19 Aug 21, 12:44pm -
  • Amy McGrath on Afghanistan and Her New Book “Honor Bound”
    Former U.S. Senate candidate, U.S. Marine Lt. Col (Ret) fighter pilot Amy McGrath joins the podcast to talk about her time in Afghanistan, what she sees as the U.S. strategic interests in that region going forward, and about her new book, “Honor Bo…
    - 66 days ago 17 Aug 21, 8:38pm -
  • Afghanistan Now
    CSIS’s Dr. Seth Jones joins the podcast to talk about the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and what the U.S. should be prepared to do next.
    - 67 days ago 16 Aug 21, 8:10pm -
  • Violence and Coexistence in Israel with CSIS's Jon Alterman
    Since Friday, violence has erupted throughout Israel and the Gaza Strip between Israelis and Palestinians, sparked by attempted evictions by Jewish settlers in an Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem and a skirmish between Israeli police and Palestinian mo…
    - 13 May 21, 7:51pm -
  • Bring Music Home with Amber Mundinger and Tamara Deike
    Shuttered live music venues across the United States are facing an unprecedented threat to their existence. Recognizing the crucial space live music occupies in American life, industry veterans Amber Mundinger and Tamara Deike spent the last year do…
    - 12 May 21, 1:04pm -
  • Vaccine Hesitancy, Distribution and the Next Phase with CSIS’s Steve Morrison
    Stephen Morrison, Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, rejoined the podcast to discuss the state of the pandemic, vaccine distribution and hesitancy, and achieving herd immunity in the U.S. 
    - 14 Apr 21, 7:59pm -
  • Rise of Domestic Terror with CSIS’s Seth Jones
    U.S. active-duty military personnel and reservists have participated in a growing number of domestic terrorist plots and attacks, according to new data from CSIS. The percentage of all domestic terrorist incidents linked to active-duty and reserve pe…
    - 13 Apr 21, 1:33pm -
  • Food Insecurity in America with CSIS’s Caitlin Welsh
    Caitlin Welsh, Director of the CSIS Global Food Security Program, rejoined the podcast to discuss how Covid-19 has increased food insecurity in the U.S. and abroad. She also shared her insights into how the Biden administration can take action to str…
    - 1 Apr 21, 7:58pm -
  • Political Data Science with David Shor
    Democratic data scientist David Shor joins the podcast to talk about what’s working and what isn’t with the Democratic Party’s approach to voters in gearing up for the 2022 midterm elections. 
    - 26 Mar 21, 3:39pm -
  • Alec MacGillis on “Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America”
    Journalist and best-selling author Alec MacGillis joins the podcast to talk about his fascinating new book, “Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America,” a story of regional inequality and economic concentration in America told through…
    - 18 Mar 21, 6:33pm -
  • Dr. Peter Hotez: Anti-Vaccine Movement, Resistance and the Texas Turmoil
    In this crossover episode with the CSIS podcast Coronavirus Crisis Update, Dr. Peter Hotez joined Steve Morrison and Andrew to discuss the anti-vaccine movement, the vaccine-resistant, the turmoil in Texas over lifting the mask mandate in wake of sev…
    - 11 Mar 21, 4:44pm -
  • Space is Defendable with CSIS’ Todd Harrison
    CSIS' Director of the Aerospace Security Project, Todd Harrison, joins the podcast to discuss his new study “Defense Against the Dark Arts in Space: Protecting Space Systems from Counterspace Weapons.” The proliferation of missiles, lasers, jamm…
    - 9 Mar 21, 8:49pm -
  • The Bulwark’s Charlie Sykes: Tribalization and the Coalition of the Decent
    Charlie Sykes, Founder and Editor-at-large of The Bulwark and host of The Bulwark podcast joins the show to discuss the campaign to minimalize the events of January 6, tribalism in the Republican Party, and the prospects for bipartisanship in our fra…
    - 4 Mar 21, 8:26pm -
  • WaPo’s Josh Dawsey: Trump and the GOP
    Star Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey joins the podcast to discuss former President Trump’s upcoming speech at CPAC, his efforts to remain the leader of the GOP, the 2022 midterm elections, and the Biden administration’s early days.
    - 24 Feb 21, 5:07pm -
  • What Does Freedom and Equity Mean to Americans?
    Writer and policy researcher James Piltch joins the podcast to talk about his new piece for Politico Magazine “Democrats Have a Values Problem. But Here’s How They Can Fix It." In his research, Piltch has found that Americans say they prize free…
    - 1 Feb 21, 8:44pm -
  • ABC’s Jonathan Karl on Trump’s Final 8 Days
    Jonathan Karl, ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent and author of NYT Bestseller “Front Row at the Trump Shop,” reflects on the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, Donald Trump’s isolation in his last days as president, and on the in…
    - 12 Jan 21, 8:19pm -
  • Voter Registration HeadCount’s Andy Bernstein
    HeadCount is a nonpartisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. Executive Director Andy Bernstein joins the podcast to discuss HeadCount’s efforts in 2020 and beyond.
    - 22 Dec 20, 8:20pm -
  • Conflict, Climate, and Covid-19
    In this episode, Andrew is joined by David Miliband, the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee. They discuss the IRC’s newly released 2021 Emergency Watchlist, and how nearly every watchlist country is facing the triple-threat of…
    - 18 Dec 20, 2:04pm -
  • Politico’s Tim Alberta Understanding Election 2020
    Politico’s chief political correspondent Tim Alberta joins the podcast to help answer why it is so hard to make sense of the 2020 election, what is at the root of America’s polarization and what happens now to the Republican and Democratic Partie…
    - 2 Dec 20, 1:40pm -
  • Pappyland with Wright Thompson

    - 23 Nov 20, 5:52pm -
  • Sustainable Infrastructure in the Amazon
    In this episode, Andrew invites CSIS's Romina Bandura to discuss the challenges and factors that lead to the deforestation of the Amazon. Romina draws on her latest CSIS report, "Sustainable Infrastructure in the Amazon," to discuss the underlying ca…
    - 16 Nov 20, 2:03pm -
  • American Feelings on Safety and Wellbeing
    In this episode, Andrew speaks with John Zogby and Jean-Paul (JP) Guilbault about a new poll that asked American adults and 16- to 17-year-olds how the national health and economic crises has impacted their lives and outlook. John and JP draw from th…
    - 20 Oct 20, 7:39pm -
  • Mapping the Future of U.S. China Policy
    In this episode, Andrew invites CSIS's Dr. Michael J. Green to analyze global perspectives on U.S. China policy. Dr. Green draws on statistics found in a recent CSIS survey of the American public and thought leaders in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Lis…
    - 15 Oct 20, 6:44pm -
  • Making Sense of 2020 Election Polling Trends
    In this episode, Andrew is joined by Bruce Mehlman to discuss all things on the 2020 presidential election. They reflect on the news of President Trump and other senior White House officials testing positive for Covid-19, the first presidential debat…
    - 7 Oct 20, 5:55pm -
  • Daniel Yergin on "The New Map"
    This is a crossover episode with the CSIS podcast The Reopening. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and global energy expert Daniel Yergin talks with Andrew and Scott about his latest book, The New Map, and the way technology revolutions in energy are i…
    - 17 Sep 20, 12:40pm -
  • An Open World
    In this episode, Andrew invites Rebecca Lissner, co-author of An Open World: How America Can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order. Rebecca draws on this new book to discuss why she believes the United States needs to re-imagine its grand…
    - 15 Sep 20, 12:40pm -
  • Violence in the Streets of America
    In this episode, Seth Jones is back to further analyze the increase of violence that has occurred across America in the last couple of weeks. He draws on more data from his CSIS brief, "The Escalating Terrorism Problem in the United States," to disc…
    - 3 Sep 20, 7:33pm -
  • Terrorism in the U.S.
    In this episode, Andrew invites Seth Jones to discuss what CSIS data reveals on the increasing terrorism problem in the U.S. Seth draws on his CSIS brief, "The Escalating Terrorism Problem in the United States," to unpack where the most significant t…
    - 25 Aug 20, 12:40pm -
  • NYT’s Bret Stephens on Israel and “One” or “Two” State Solutions
    In this episode, Andrew invites New York Times columnist Bret Stephens to discuss the concepts of one-state and two-state solutions for Israel, and what steps could be taken to have a peaceful resolution between Israelis and Palestinians.
    - 13 Aug 20, 7:00pm -
  • David Sanger and the Roots of the Nation’s Struggle to Control the Pandemic
    In this crossover episode with CSIS's Take As Directed/Coronavirus Crisis Update podcast, New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger discusses the NYT's recent investigative team’s efforts, which chronicled the momentous White Hous…
    - 22 Jul 20, 4:58pm -
  • Climate, Energy, and U.S. Foreign Policy
    In this episode, Andrew invites CSIS's Sarah Ladislaw and Nikos Tsafos to explain how a new U.S. international energy policy should look, and climate change’s role within it. They also discuss the inspiration behind and future of the new CSIS initi…
    - 8 Jul 20, 1:25pm -
  • Wes Moore, Robin Hood Foundation CEO on Ending Poverty and Systemic Racism in America
    In this crossover episode with CSIS's The Reopening, Robin Hood Foundation CEO Wes Moore, author of the new book “Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of An American City” discusses how changes in public policy must occur for poverty and racial inequal…
    - 2 Jul 20, 7:25pm -
  • Dr. Michael Fauntroy on Systemic Racism
    Eminent political scientist Dr. Michael Fauntroy of Howard University discusses systemic racism and inequality. He discusses whether we are witnessing a movement, an awakening or a fad; and what achieving meaningful results could look like in America…
    - 25 Jun 20, 5:34pm -
  • Law Professor Joshua Geltzer on Election Security
    In this episode, Georgetown Law professor and National Task Force on Election Crises member Joshua Geltzer discusses the challenges that Covid-19, disinformation campaigns, cyber-attacks and partisanship bring to the 2020 election.
    - 21 May 20, 9:39pm -
  • John Barry, Eminent Pandemic Historian - "Tell the Truth"
    In this crossover episode with CSIS's Coronavirus Crisis Update podcast, Tulane University professor and historian John Barry, author of the New York Times bestseller The Great Influenza, joins the podcast from his home in New Orleans’ French Quart…
    - 15 May 20, 8:07pm -
  • Sold Out of Meat
    In this episode, CSIS Food Security Program director Caitlin Welsh discusses the state of meat production, supply chains and food security in the United States during the pandemic.
    - 6 May 20, 4:41pm -
  • Long Term Impacts of Covid-19 on Global Migration
    In this episode, CSIS’s Erol Yayboke joins Andrew to provide a window into the challenges that an almost complete halt to human mobility, due to Covid-19, will have on the United States and the rest of the world.Erol Yayboke is deputy director…
    - 28 Apr 20, 6:41pm -
  • U.S. Views of China During Covid-19 Pandemic
    In this episode, Andrew invites Laura Silver of the Pew Research Center to discuss a new study she co-authored, "U.S. Views of China Increasingly Negative Amid Coronavirus Outbreak." She expands on different findings of the study, including what the…
    - 23 Apr 20, 6:39pm -
  • Big Brother, Solutions & Widespread Distrust
    In this hybrid episode of Truth of the Matter and the Impossible State, CSIS’ Victor Cha and Steve Morrison join Andrew Schwartz to discuss South Korea’s innovative systems for tracking Covid-19 and whether they can work for the United States.
    - 15 Apr 20, 12:45pm -
  • Maggie Haberman WH Coverage of Covid-19
    In this episode, Andrew invites New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman. Maggie draws from one of her latest reports, "Trade Adviser Warned White House in January of Risks of a Pandemic," to discuss WH trade adviser Peter Navarro's m…
    - 7 Apr 20, 7:55pm -
  • COVID-19 in North and South Korea
    In this episode, Andrew is joined by CSIS's Victor Cha to discuss how South Korea is battling COVID-19 and the innovative strategies they took to prevent a wider spread of the virus. Victor also gives insight into what is and isn't known on how North…
    - 31 Mar 20, 8:38pm -
  • Health V. Economy
    In this episode, CSIS’s Steve Morrison and Stephanie Segal join Andrew Schwartz to get to the Truth of the Matter about the conflicting approaches to saving lives and saving the U.S. economy. 
    - 25 Mar 20, 12:55pm -
  • Oil Markets Under Pressure
    In this episode, Andrew invites Sarah Ladislaw and Kevin Book to give an update on oil markets as they face downward economic pressure.Sarah Ladislaw is senior vice president, director and Senior Fellow of the Energy Security and Climate Change Prog…
    - 20 Mar 20, 7:09pm -
  • COVID-19: Testing the U.S.
    In this episode, Andrew invites Heather Conley, Stephanie Segal, and Steve Morrison to give an update on the global COVID-19 crisis.Heather Conley is senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and director of the Europe program at CSI…
    - 19 Mar 20, 2:45pm -
  • Italy Total Lockdown?
    In this episode, Andrew invites Heather Conley and Steve Morrison to give an update on the unfolding COVID-19 crisis in Italy and Europe. Heather Conley is senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and director of the Europe program…
    - 11 Mar 20, 5:20pm -
  • Age of Mass Protests
    In this episode, Andrew invites CSIS's Samuel Brannen to discuss decade-long trends of mass political protests around the world. Sam draws on the new CSIS report The Age of Mass Protests: Understanding an Escalating Global Trend, which he co-authored…
    - 4 Mar 20, 1:30pm -

Rand Middle East

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

IISS

Carnegie Endowment

  • The Army in Indian Military Strategy: Rethink Doctrine or Risk Irrelevance
    The Indian Army's prevailing doctrine leaves the military with two main choices: do nothing or risk wars it cannot win. The Indian Army needs to rethink its use of force to meet today's new challenges.
    - 10 Aug 20, 4:24pm -
  • 75 Years On, How Will The Nuclear Age End?
    Seventy-five years ago, U.S. nuclear weapons devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For individual human beings, 75 years signals nearness to the end of life. But for the nuclear age, does this anniversary mark the beginning, the middle, or the end?
    - 6 Aug 20, 5:19pm -
  • Mauritania's Economic and Social Ambitions Collide: The Story of Diawling Park
    While a resource-rich economy might be in Mauritania's grasp, the benefits are unlikely to be enjoyed by all.
    - 6 Aug 20, 2:36pm -
  • Can Lebanon's Fires Be Put Out?
    The blasts that ripped through Beirut's historic port could hardly have come at a worse time, as the city struggles with the coronavirus pandemic and an economic crisis. As the smoke clears, the catastrophe has laid bare festering structural weaknes…
    - 6 Aug 20, 8:58am -
  • Idealism Without Illusion
    In what seemed like a nano-second, public attitudes shifted, white Americans marched alongside their fellow Black citizens in numbers and with a resolve not even seen during the 1960s. Once regarded as a predominantly Black and brown movement, Black…
    - 4 Aug 20, 5:36pm -
  • The New Nuclear Threat
    The cold war ended peacefully, and the deployed nuclear arsenals of the U.S. and Russia have been reduced by nearly 90 percent, but we are not safer today-quite the reverse.
    - 3 Aug 20, 5:45pm -
  • Remembering the Dead
    Araz Bedross discusses her campaign in Lebanon to push for legislation commemorating the Armenian Genocide. | عربي
    - 3 Aug 20, 6:35am -

Bruegel

Amnesty International

Chatham House

  • Middle East and North Africa
    Middle East and North Africa Research on the Middle East and North Africa region focuses on changes to politics and society, economics, and security issues.nfaulds-adams…20 January 2020 This is a turbul…
    - 20 Jan 20, 3:49pm -