Institute Fellow Ambassador Barbara Leaf Joins Biden Administration

Recent Institute Analysis

Vice President Joseph R. Biden
Biden Should Build on the Abraham Accords, Not Roll Them Back
Party leaders are providing constructive input, but the administration should stop short of any measures that risk sabotaging this moment of historic progress in Arab-Israel relations.
Jan 14, 2021
  • Jay Solomon

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

Webcast Friday

Humanitarian Aid and the Biden Administration: Lessons from Yemen and Syria
Watch a conversation with veteran NGO practitioners with deep experience in humanitarian efforts in Syria and Yemen as they discuss lessons for the Biden administration's approach to humanitarian aid.
January 15, 2021
  • Jan Egeland
  • Emma Beals
  • Alex Harper
  • Jomana Qaddour
  • Elana DeLozier
  • Charles Thépaut

Recent Webcast

Gas in Iraqi Kurdistan: Market Realities, Geopolitical Opportunities
Watch as Iraqi Kurdish officials explore the future of the natural-gas sector in the Kurdish Region of Iraq.
January 12, 2021
  • Matthew Zais
  • Barozh Aziz
  • Rob Waller

Presidential Transition Study

Iran warhead on Iran map
The Coming Iran Nuclear Talks Openings and Obstacles
A reimagined approach to Iran nuclear talks could extend the country’s breakout time, preserve U.S. negotiating leverage, and strengthen American alliances in Europe and across the Middle East.
Jan 5, 2021
  • Dennis Ross

Recent Webcast

Presidential Transition Event: Thinking About the Next Phase of Iran Nuclear Diplomacy
Three veteran policy practitioners examine the challenges that the Biden administration will face as it considers whether and how to reenter the Iran nuclear agreement.
January 6, 2021
  • Dennis Ross
  • Suzanne Maloney
  • Meghan O'Sullivan