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Will a Sense of Revenge Spur Iran to Attack Saudi Arabia?
While the regime doubles down on its domestic crackdown, it has increased its threatening rhetoric abroad as well, potentially drawing U.S. assets into a new round of military escalation reminiscent of summer 2019.
Oct 4, 2022◆
- Farzin Nadimi
Zeev Schiff Memorial Forum
In Focus: Counterterrorism in the Biden Administration & Beyond
In Focus: Recent Middle East Opinion Polls
Webcast Series: The KRG at 30
The KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of U.S.-Kurdish Relations in Iraq (Part 2)
In the second of three discussions marking the thirty-year anniversary of the KRG, experts spotlight the impressive U.S.-Kurdish legacy along with current challenges facing the partnership.
Jun 9, 2022◆
- Jennifer Gavito
- Qubad Talabani
- Bilal Wahab
In Focus: The Ukraine Crisis and the Middle East
How Turkey Views Russian Naval Access to the Black Sea
Despite supporting Ukraine militarily, President Erdogan has crucial political and economic reasons for preserving good ties with Moscow, so he is unlikely to take any actions in the Black Sea that are not strictly laid out in the Montreux Convention.
Sep 2, 2022◆
- Soner Cagaptay
In Focus: Iran's Arabic Propaganda
The Israeli Government Falls: New Election and Implications for U.S.-Israel Relations
Watch an expert webcast examining the collapse of the year-old coalition government, the impact on President Biden’s upcoming Middle East trip, and the potential consequences for broader U.S.-Israel policy.
Jun 27, 2022◆
- David Makovsky
- Dennis Ross
Hezbollah-Shia Dynamics and Lebanon's Election: Challenges, Opportunities, and Policy Implications
On the eve of the election, two Lebanese experts joined a former U.S. official to discuss the prospects for widening the cracks in Hezbollah’s core Shia constituency.
May 18, 2022◆
- Hanin Ghaddar
- Bashshar Haydar
- David Schenker
Ahrar Sinjar: Militia Employment of the Yazidi Community
Ahrar Sinjar is a worrisome example of Iran-backed militias using minorities to undertake cross-border rocket attacks and build terrorist cells in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
May 26, 2022◆
- Michael Knights
- Hamdi Malik
- Alex Almeida
- Anwar al-Zamani