Watch as Iranian-American journalist and activist Masih Alinejad accepts the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's 2022 Scholar-Statesman Award and speaks about her work and current events in Iran in conversation with Institute Executive Director Robert Satloff.

Read a transcript of Alinejad's remarks.

New Study

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Beyond Elections:
U.S. efforts in the region stand a better chance of success if they consider rising demand for accountable governance, skepticism about democratic institutions, and various nation-specific trends.
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  • Catherine Cleveland
  • David Pollock

In Focus: Great Power Competition

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China's Security Presence in the Middle East:
A more assertive Beijing means that Washington must work harder to protect its traditional partnerships and secure sensitive information.
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  • Grant Rumley

In-Depth Report

U.S. soldier trains Iraqis at Camp Taji
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Fighting Jihadists By, With, and Through U.S. Partners:
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