Webcast Wednesday

Preventing Domestic Terrorism: The DHS Approach and the New U.S. Strategy
The Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary for counterterrorism and threat prevention discusses why the agency and its partners need to focus on nimble, transparent responses to the problem, with an emphasis on prevention efforts via the newly formed CP3.
Jun 23, 2021
  • John D. Cohen

New Book

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Accidental Allies: The US–Syrian Democratic Forces Partnership Against the Islamic State
To some, America's partnership with the SDF exemplified an economy-of-force effort that minimized U.S. casualties and wrested control of northeast Syria from the Islamic State. To others, it was a cautionary tale about a U.S. military hoodwinked into working with a terrorist group.
Jun 22, 2021
  • Michael Knights
  • Wladimir van Wilgenburg

Recent Webcast

Anti-Normalization Laws: A Powerful Weapon in the Fight Against Peace
Join us for a live webcast examining Hezbollah's attack on the Abraham Accords by threatening Lebanese citizens who reside in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Watch live starting at 12:00 noon EDT (1600 GMT) on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
June 22, 2021, starting at 12:00 noon EDT (1600 GMT)
  • Nadim Koteich
  • Majid Harb
  • Hanin Ghaddar
  • Joseph Braude

Podcast: Middle East PolicyCast

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Podcast: A Military and Political Assessment of the Gaza Conflict
In this episode of the Middle East PolicyCast podcast, Grant Rumley & Neri Zilber share their assessments of the factors that sparked and escalated the May 2021 Gaza conflict and share advice for policymakers who seek to prevent the renewal of major violence between Hamas and Israel.
Jun 7, 2021
  • Grant Rumley
  • Neri Zilber

New Study Release

al-Sahaba Mosque, Darnah, Libya
'A Caliphate That Gathered': Addressing the Challenge of Jihadist Foreign Fighter Hubs
By devoting resources to areas of concentrated recruitment, the Biden administration can reduce the scope of future Middle East conflicts along with the likelihood that U.S. troops will once again be drawn into them.
Apr 15, 2021
  • Nate Rosenblatt

2021 Presidential Transition Studies

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Webcast with Tony Blair

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair
America, the Middle East, and the World: A Conversation with Tony Blair
The former Prime Minister discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the Biden administration twenty years after 9/11 and a decade after the Arab Spring.
January 11, 2021
  • Tony Blair

In Focus: Gulf States

Making Libya’s Berlin Process Work
To break the political deadlock, begin the withdrawal of disruptive foreign forces, and deploy ceasefire monitors, U.S. officials will need to hold some hard conversations with the UN envoy and all of the international and local actors on the ground.
Jun 21, 2021
  • Ben Fishman
  • Anas El Gomati