New Book

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Accidental Allies: The US–Syrian Democratic Forces Partnership Against the Islamic State
To some, America's partnership with the SDF exemplified an economy-of-force effort that minimized U.S. casualties and wrested control of northeast Syria from the Islamic State. To others, it was a cautionary tale about a U.S. military hoodwinked into working with a terrorist group.
Jun 22, 2021
  • Michael Knights
  • Wladimir van Wilgenburg

Podcast: Middle East PolicyCast

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Podcast: A Military and Political Assessment of the Gaza Conflict
In this episode of the Middle East PolicyCast podcast, Grant Rumley & Neri Zilber share their assessments of the factors that sparked and escalated the May 2021 Gaza conflict and share advice for policymakers who seek to prevent the renewal of major violence between Hamas and Israel.
Jun 7, 2021
  • Grant Rumley
  • Neri Zilber

In-Depth Study: Jihadist Foreign Fighter Flows

al-Sahaba Mosque, Darnah, Libya
'A Caliphate That Gathered': Addressing the Challenge of Jihadist Foreign Fighter Hubs
By devoting resources to areas of concentrated recruitment, the Biden administration can reduce the scope of future Middle East conflicts along with the likelihood that U.S. troops will once again be drawn into them.
Apr 15, 2021
  • Nate Rosenblatt

2021 Presidential Transition Studies

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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