Recent Institute Analysis

Turkish president Erdogan at NATO headquarters in Brussels
When Will Turkey Ratify Sweden and Finland’s NATO Accession?
The key to an “F-16s for NATO expansion” agreement lies in the sequencing, with President Biden facing congressional opposition and President Erdogan dealing with economic and election challenges.
Jan 25, 2023
  • Soner Cagaptay

Video: 2022 Scholar-Statesman Award

Iranian women's rights activist Masih Alinejad  speaks at the Institute's 2022 Scholar-Statesman Award dinner in New York City - source: The Washington Institute
A Conversation with Masih Alinejad
Watch or read a conversation with Masih Alinejad, an Iranian American human rights activist and The Washington Institute’s 2022 Scholar-Statesman honoree.
Nov 21, 2022
  • Masih Alinejad

Reform // Protest // Change

Biden Summit for Democracy 2021, Tunisia media protesters, Egyptian democracy workshop
Maps & Graphics
Reexamining U.S. Aid to the Middle East:
Massive U.S. investment has failed to improve outcomes since the Arab Spring uprisings. A more targeted, sensitive approach could yield better results and promote regional stability.
Dec 14, 2022
  • Ben Fishman

In Focus: Great Power Competition

Wing Loong fighter
Maps & Graphics
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.
Oct 18, 2022
  • Grant Rumley

New 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

In Focus: Gulf States