2021 Presidential Transition Studies

MbS, King Salman, Saudi map, fighter jet
Defining a Mature, Balanced Relationship with Saudi Arabia An Urgent Task for the Biden Administration
A revamped approach to the alliance should stay focused on shared goals, from ensuring a stable oil market to promoting a more tolerant version of Islam at home and abroad.
Feb 22, 2021
  • Dennis Ross
  • Robert Satloff

Webcast: A Conversation with Gideon Saar

Gideon Saar
New Leadership for Israel? A Conversation with Gideon Saar
The New Hope party leader and former Likud minister discusses why he is running in Israel’s March election, how his policies differ from Netanyahu’s, and what his approach will be on key issues such as the Middle East peace process and the Iranian nuclear challenge,
Feb 10, 2021
  • Gideon Saar

Sudden Succession Studies

Webcast with Tony Blair

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair
America, the Middle East, and the World: A Conversation with Tony Blair
The former Prime Minister discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the Biden administration twenty years after 9/11 and a decade after the Arab Spring.
January 11, 2021
  • Tony Blair

In Focus: Gulf States

Egyptian and Israeli flags along the Sinai border
Israel Secures Egyptian Gas Export Route
A rare visit by an Egyptian cabinet official marks a significant upgrade in bilateral energy ties, though questions remain about Palestinian, Gulf, and environmental issues.
Feb 23, 2021
  • Simon Henderson