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MEES map showing Israeli and Lebanese maritime border claims in the East Mediterranean.
Maps & Graphics
Israel’s Karish Gas Field: Diplomatic Opportunity or Casus Belli?
Seven experts examine how the fraught decision to start production might affect Beirut’s negotiating stance, Hezbollah’s military calculus, U.S.-Israel relations, and other factors.
Sep 20, 2022
  • Simon Henderson
  • Hanin Ghaddar
  • Matthew Levitt
  • Ehud Yaari
  • David Makovsky
  • David Schenker
  • Andrew J. Tabler

Zeev Schiff Memorial Forum

Israeli National Security on the Eve of Yet Another Election
Watch an expert forum on the new realities of the Middle East and Israel's strategic position amid deepening ties with Arab countries, Iran's regional ambitions, Palestinian political crisis, and renewed great-power competition.
Sep 22, 2022
  • Amos Gilead
  • Ephraim Sneh
  • Ehud Yaari
  • Amos Yadlin

In Focus: Counterterrorism in the Biden Administration & Beyond

U.S. Capitol rioters, Taliban forces, last U.S. soldier to leave Afghanistan
U.S. Counterterrorism Reimagined:
This collection reveals the growing prevalence of nonkinetic tools while exploring the balance authorities must strike between preventing attacks and protecting civil rights.
Sep 7, 2022
  • Matthew Levitt


Tunisia timeline thumbnail image
Maps & Graphics
Timeline of Tunisia's Constitutional Crisis and the U.S. Response
An infographic illustrating President Saied's controversial political moves since summer 2021 and the steps U.S. officials have taken to discourage authoritarian backsliding.
Jul 20, 2022
  • Ben Fishman
  • Kyle Robertson

In Focus: The Ukraine Crisis and the Middle East

Iranian Drones to Russia: Capabilities and Limitations
Besides signaling that Iran has shifted to active military support for Russia’s war in Ukraine, the prospective transfer gives Moscow a stopgap option until its own advanced drones are ready for service.
Aug 1, 2022
  • Farzin Nadimi
Reflagging Ships Could Be the Answer to Russia's Blockade of Black Sea Ports
Such an option could limit the risk of escalation, pressure Russia, and help avert a humanitarian crisis in the Middle East.
Jun 2, 2022
  • Anna Borshchevskaya
  • Garrett I. Campbell
Egyptians Oppose Russia's Move on Ukraine, yet Half Still Value Ties to Moscow
A recent poll indicates that Egyptians see ties with Moscow as more important than ties with the U.S., despite opposition for Putin's war in Ukraine.
May 3, 2022
  • David Pollock
The Impact of Russia’s Ukraine Invasion in the Middle East and North Africa
A former Pentagon advisor testifies on how the war might affect Moscow's ability to sell arms to MENA governments and project power in the region.
May 18, 2022
  • Grant Rumley

In Focus: Iran's Arabic Propaganda

Iran's Arabic media sites and personalities in Arab countries
Maps & Graphics
The Revolution Will Be Televised in Arabic:
An umbrella entity, the Islamic Radio and Television Union, encompasses more than two hundred media groups stretching from Oman to East Africa.
Jun 30, 2022
  • Hamdi Malik