Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Receive Prestigious Scholar-Statesman Award

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Honored for Peace with Israel, Expanding Religious Tolerance in UAE

New Publication

Nasrallah Ashura speech
A Strategy to Contain Hezbollah: Ideas and Recommendations
Since securing a parliamentary majority, the group has consistently prioritized its own interests over those of the Lebanese people through practices such as illicit drug production, sex trafficking, and the buildup of its military arsenal.
Aug 24, 2021
  • Hanin Ghaddar

Recent Webcast

Photo showing Taliban fighters outside Kabul Airport, August 2021.
From Afghanistan to the Middle East: Implications of the U.S. Withdrawal and Taliban Victory
Three Institute scholars discuss the fallout from Kabul, with special focus on the consequences for global jihadism, Iranian policy, and regional responses.
Aug 26, 2021
  • Kathryn Wheelbarger
  • Aaron Y. Zelin
  • Patrick Clawson

New Book

Accidental Allies cover
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

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

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