New Book by Soner Cagaptay

Erdogan pensive
A Sultan in Autumn Erdogan Faces Turkey's Uncontainable Forces
The unprecedented economic growth and personal popularity once enjoyed by the Turkish leader have given way to stagnation, a dwindling support base, and problems abroad.
Jun 6, 2021
  • Soner Cagaptay

Recent Institute Analysis

Rethinking Sustainable U.S. Efforts on Counterterrorism
Shifting away from a U.S.-led military posture will require Washington to repair its damaged credibility with allies abroad and disentangle counterterrorism budgets at home.
Jun 11, 2021
  • Matthew Levitt

Recent Webcast

The Last Vote? Obstacles to Renewing UN Cross-Border Assistance in Syria
Amid talk of a potential new Security Council resolution, veteran diplomats and aid practitioners debate the future of humanitarian assistance to needy Syrians.
Jun 16, 2021
  • James Jeffrey
  • Basma Alloush
  • Carsten Wieland

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

Sudden Succession Studies

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

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