President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin shake hands at the White House as the Camp David Accords are announced.
American Peace Process Diplomacy: What Works? What Doesn’t?
Watch the authors of three recent books on the diplomacy of Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, and James Baker explore the lessons that today's leaders can learn from the peacemaking efforts of these past statesmen.
Nov 24, 2021
  • Stuart Eizenstat
  • Susan Glasser
  • Martin Indyk

Institute Presents Prestigious Scholar-Statesman Award To Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

New Podcast

PolicyCast Russia Episode Cover
Podcast: Russia's War in Syria
Leading scholars examine the origins and current trends of Russian involvement in the Middle East, as well as implications for U.S. strategy in the region.
Nov 23, 2021
  • Anna Borshchevskaya
  • Lester Grau
  • Michael McFaul


USAID food aid distribution in Kenya
Strategy Session on Non-Kinetic Counterterrorism Tools
Read statements from officials and experts who participated in a conference on non-military tactics in the global fight against terrorism.
Nov 8, 2021

Recent Webcast

The Future of Putin's War in Syria
A former U.S. ambassador to Russia joins two experts for a discussion on what the six-year intervention can tell us about Moscow’s broader foreign policy.
Nov 8, 2021
  • Anna Borshchevskaya
  • Lester Grau
  • Michael McFaul

In-Depth Report

Iraqi forces marching
Back to Basics U.S.-Iraq Security Cooperation in the Post-Combat Era
Questions about the viability of the Iraqi security forces—brought into sharp focus by the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan—require a data-led analysis of where the forces are today and what mix of U.S., NATO, and European efforts can help them thrive in the future.
Oct 26, 2021
  • Michael Knights
  • Alex Almeida

New Publication

Soldiers at sunset
A Vanishing West in the Middle East The Recent History of U.S.-Europe Cooperation in the Region
To encourage a new multilateralism, Europe will need to gain credibility on hard security matters, the United States will need to reimagine how it deals with allies, and both will need to figure out when to let Middle East countries handle Middle East problems.
Oct 19, 2021
  • Charles Thépaut

Reform, Protest, Change

Middle East doctor, Turkish protestor, veiled voter
A New Start for the U.S. on Mideast Democracy and Human Rights
In a region where publics are clamoring for healthcare, housing, jobs, and freedom of expression, progress toward electoral democracy need not always be the top priority.
Sep 19, 2021
  • David Pollock
  • Robert Satloff

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