Recent Institute Analysis
What Zawahiri’s Death Means for al-Qaeda and Its Branches
Despite the potent symbolic benefits of taking out the infamous terrorist ideologue, his death is unlikely to affect the organization’s daily operations, which are increasingly being driven by dangerous affiliates in Africa.
Aug 2, 2022◆
- Matthew Levitt
- Aaron Y. Zelin
The U.S. Role in Iraq’s Political Crisis: Guidelines for More Effective Engagement
Disengaging after last year’s election was a costly miscalculation, but Washington can still meet its goals in Iraq by diving into the fray and prioritizing the system over individual political preferences.
Aug 1, 2022◆
- Bilal Wahab
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
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
Reform, Protest, Change
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