Middle East Matters

Lebanese protesters hold signs reading "Fearless" in Arabic in response to the assassination of Lokman Slim - source: Reuters
Middle East Matters, Episode One: The Murder of Lokman Slim: Justice Delayed in Lebanon
Watch a special conversation about the murder of Lebanese activist and writer Lokman Slim between veteran Lebanese journalist Hanin Ghaddar and Slim's widow and colleague, Monika Borgmann.
Mar 14, 2023
  • Hanin Ghaddar

New Study

Arash-2 drones (Iran), Patriot launcher (U.S.)
Striking Back:
The regime’s drone and missile forces pose a stark threat to the Gulf states and Israel, necessitating a firmer, more cohesive U.S.-led response.
Feb 26, 2023
  • Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.

Video Briefing: Lebanon's Cholera Outbreak

Video preview image of a Lebanese child drinking water
The Symptom and the Disease: Cholera and State Collapse in Syria and Lebanon
What has caused Lebanon's devastating cholera epidemic, and why haven't authorities and healthcare professionals been able to stop it?
Jan 31, 2023
  • Hanin Ghaddar
  • Andrew J. Tabler

Strategic Study

Eisenstadt monograph cover; U.S. "Plumbbob Hood" nuclear weapons test, 1957
Maps & Graphics
Iran's Nuclear Hedging Strategy:
Tehran’s willingness to pause aspects of its nuclear program may offer opportunities to stoke regime concerns about the potential costs of moving forward. 
Nov 29, 2022
  • Michael Eisenstadt