Expert Alert: Simon Henderson

Recent webcast

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

In Focus: The Ukraine Crisis and the Middle East

Global Food Insecurity:
In the Middle East, rising prices combined with growing populations could stir social unrest, as occurred during the Arab Spring period.
Apr 28, 2022
  • Anna Borshchevskaya
Decoding the "Riddle, Mystery, and Enigma" of Russia and the Emerging New World Order
Two veteran diplomats discuss what implications the Ukraine war holds for multilateral institutions, international law, and the global order they aim to uphold.
Apr 27, 2022
  • Dennis Ross
  • Paula Dobriansky
The Russian Propaganda in Arabic Hidden from the West
Russian narratives are increasingly suffusing Arabic social media depictions of the war in Ukraine.
Apr 18, 2022
  • Nadia Oweidat
Why Arab Allies Don’t Trust the U.S. on Ukraine
“This will not stand,” the president said after Iraq invaded Kuwait, but no such fortitude has been evident in response to Iran’s continued aggression.
Apr 9, 2022
  • Robert Satloff

Webcast with Israel's Minister of Defense

Israeli Minister of Defense Benny Gantz - source: Israeli Ministry of Defense
Defense Minister Benny Gantz Discusses Israel's Strategic Challenges
The country's top defense official shares his insights on recent terrorist attacks, the Iran nuclear talks, the Ukraine war, expanding cooperation with regional countries, and more.
Apr 11, 2022
  • Benny Gantz

Podcast - Listen Now to the Complete First Season

Breaking Hezbollah's Golden Rule Podcast cover image - source: TWI
Podcast: Breaking Hezbollah's Golden Rule
Listen to a podcast series shining a bright light on the global terrorist and criminal activities that Lebanese Hezbollah would rather keep hidden from view.
February-March 2022
  • Matthew Levitt

In-Depth Study

Leaders of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
Maps & Graphics
The Age of Political Jihadism:
The Syria-based group now functions more like a government than a nonstate actor, portending a reorientation for the larger jihadist movement.
May 9, 2022
  • Aaron Y. Zelin

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