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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Chinese President Xi Jinping at a summit in Beijing - source: Reuters
The Middle East in a Multipolar Era: Why America’s Allies Are Flirting With Russia and China
Because many states are eschewing both alignment with a single great power and nonalignment, the best U.S. response to this “omni-alignment” is creating more tailored opportunities for high-value cooperation with Washington.
Dec 7, 2022
  • Michael Singh

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
Video
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

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: 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

In-Depth Report

U.S. soldier trains Iraqis at Camp Taji
Maps & Graphics
Fighting Jihadists By, With, and Through U.S. Partners:
Special forces have succeeded especially in such missions, but any BWT effort requires some U.S. ground presence to achieve its goals.
Oct 20, 2022
  • Ido Levy

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