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Dec 2020
December 3, 2020 The Counterterrorism Role of Homeland Security Investigations
Nov 2020
November 9, 2020 Terrorism in France: New and Old Trends in Jihadism
November 5, 2020 America Votes, the Middle East Reacts: Views on U.S. Elections from Across the Region
Oct 2020
October 15, 2020 A Conversation with Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud
October 7, 2020 The Yemen Matrix: Untangling the Relationships That Drive the War
October 6, 2020 An October Surprise with Iran? Calculations and Policy Implications
October 2, 2020 Arabs Taking Risks for Peace: Stories from the Frontlines of People-to-People Contact with Israelis
Sep 2020
September 14, 2020 The UAE-Israel Breakthrough: Bilateral and Regional Implications and U.S. Policy
Aug 2020
August 13, 2020 The Beirut Disaster: Implications for Lebanon and U.S. Policy
Jul 2020
July 29, 2020 Health, Politics, and Stability in the Middle East: A COVID-19 Update
July 21, 2020 Palestinians and the Two-State Solution: Hard Data on the Hardest Questions
July 17, 2020 The UN's Role in Responding to the Global Terrorist Threat
Jun 2020
June 30, 2020 How the Contest to Succeed Abbas Is Shaping Palestinian Options
June 18, 2020 Israeli Annexation in the West Bank? Scenarios and Implications
June 17, 2020 Is Regime Collapse on Syria's Horizon? Evaluating Assad's Grip on Power
June 12, 2020 The New U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue: Expert Views from Both Sides
June 5, 2020 Middle East Mega-Trends, COVID-19, and Beyond
June 4, 2020 Lebanon's Bumpy Road to an IMF Deal
May 2020
May 27, 2020 Can the UN Still Save Syria?
May 27, 2020 Iran's Asymmetric Naval Response to 'Maximum Pressure'
May 26, 2020 The Islamic State's Resurgence in the COVID Era?
May 20, 2020 The Future of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces
Apr 2020
April 29, 2020 Arab Health Officials Discuss Fighting COVID-19
April 13, 2020 Iran's Coronavirus Crisis: Implications for U.S. Policy
Mar 2020
March 12, 2020 The U.S. Role in Idlib and Beyond: Perspectives from Syria
March 2, 2020 Inside the DHS Prevention and Protection Mission Addressing Targeted Violence and Terrorism
Feb 2020
February 27, 2020 The IRGC Post-Soleimani: Political and Security Implications at Home and Abroad
February 11, 2020 Tunisia's Missionaries of Jihad
February 7, 2020 U.S. Strategy Toward Iran: Restoring Deterrence, Enabling Diplomacy
February 6, 2020 The Persistent Threat from the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda: The View from the UN
Jan 2020
January 28, 2020 Shia Militias in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon Post-Soleimani
January 23, 2020 The New Status Quo in Northeast Syria: Humanitarian and Security Implications
January 9, 2020 The DEA's Targeting of Hezbollah's Global Criminal Support Network
Nov 2019
November 20, 2019 Iraq in Crisis: The View from Kurdistan
November 19, 2019 The Evolving and Persistent Terrorism Threat to the Homeland
November 8, 2019 Counterterrorism in an Era of Competing Priorities
November 5, 2019 The Lebanon Protests: Views from Beirut and Policy Implications
Oct 2019
October 31, 2019 The Islamic State in Syria: What's Next?
October 17, 2019 Jordan-Israel Peace at Twenty-Five: Past, Present, and Future
Sep 2019
September 27, 2019 Responding to the Saudi Oil Attack: A Challenge for U.S. Policy
September 24, 2019 Erdogan's Empire: The Evolution of Turkish Foreign Policy
September 5, 2019 How Israel's Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny
Jul 2019
July 15, 2019 Iran's Disinformation against Religious Minorities
Jun 2019
June 24, 2019 The Istanbul Revote: What Happens Next?
June 18, 2019 Assad's Thinking: How Did Syria Get Here, and Where Does the Regime Want to Go Now?
May 2019
May 24, 2019 The Ends of Iran: Next Steps for Tehran and Its Neighbors
May 15, 2019 Israeli Security Today: Facing Multiple Challenges on Multiple Fronts
May 15, 2019 Israeli Security Today: Facing Multiple Challenges on Multiple Fronts
May 2, 2019 Inside the Trump Administration's Middle East Peace Effort: A Conversation With Jared Kushner
Apr 2019
April 4, 2019 Bibi vs. Benny: A Conversation on the Eve of Israel's Elections
Mar 2019
March 19, 2019 The Battle Against Extremism: Assessment and Prescriptions
Feb 2019
February 11, 2019 A Cultural Policy for Arab-Israeli Partnership
February 7, 2019 Are Regional Leaders in Sync with Public Opinion? The Israeli-Palestinian Case
Jan 2019
January 31, 2019 Middle East Policy Forecast for 2019: Reports from Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Capitol Hill
Dec 2018
December 14, 2018 Forty Years of the Islamic Republic: What Next?
December 10, 2018 Tunisia's Foreign Fighters
December 7, 2018 The IRGC and Regional Conflict: Temperature Rising
Nov 2018
November 27, 2018 New Data on Iraqi Political Trends: Parsing the Regional Implications
November 13, 2018 Tehran's International Targets: Assessing Iranian Terror Sponsorship
November 8, 2018 Do U.S. Actions Affect Iranian Policy?
November 1, 2018 New Governments in Iraq and Kurdistan: A Trip Report
Oct 2018
October 31, 2018 Egypt and Washington: Challenges in the Sisi Era
October 5, 2018 Russia's Deepening Military Involvement in Syria
Sep 2018
September 14, 2018 The Future of Regional Cooperation in the War on Terror
September 12, 2018 HBO's 'The Oslo Diaries'
Aug 2018
August 16, 2018 Turkey Sanctions: Navigating a Historic Bilateral Crisis
Jul 2018
July 25, 2018 Iraq, Iran, and U.S. Strategy: A Trip Report
July 24, 2018 Bernard Lewis: Appreciating a Scholar of Consequence
July 17, 2018 Reimplementing Iran Sanctions: Where, How, and How Much?
July 10, 2018 Taking Stock of U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts Since 9/11
Jun 2018
June 25, 2018 Turkey's Historic Election: What to Expect Next?
June 7, 2018 North Korea in the Middle East: A Dangerous Military Supply Line
June 5, 2018 The Gulf's View on Washington's Plan B for Iran
May 2018
May 11, 2018 The JCPOA Decision: Managing Reactions, Evaluating Sanctions
May 3, 2018 Toward a More Moderate and Tolerant Islam
Apr 2018
April 27, 2018 Between Syria and Gaza: A Discussion with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman
April 24, 2018 Snap Elections, Syria Incursions: Turkey's Challenges and Risks
April 18, 2018 Beyond 'Mowing the Grass': U.S. and Israeli Strategy in the Middle East
Mar 2018
March 28, 2018 Evolution of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces
March 16, 2018 Rethinking Security Force Assistance in the Middle East
March 14, 2018 Promoting Political Pluralism in the Middle East
March 13, 2018 A Survey of the Near East: Implications for U.S. National Security
March 8, 2018 Reporting Syria and Iraq
March 2, 2018 CANCELLED Bahrain's Counterterrorism Challenges
Feb 2018
February 16, 2018 Rebuilding Iraq: The U.S.-Gulf Role
February 15, 2018 Foreign Fighters in Libya: Consequences for Africa and Europe
February 7, 2018 Turkey: A Partner in Crisis
February 6, 2018 Charting Sectarianism in the Syria War
February 2, 2018 Rolling Back Iran's Foreign Legion
Jan 2018
January 18, 2018 How Can Saudi Arabia and Egypt Help Confront Toxic Ideologies?
January 4, 2018 Protests in Iran: Why? What Impact? How Should the U.S. Respond?
Dec 2017
December 18, 2017 The Middle East through Gulf Eyes: Trip Report from Riyadh, Muscat, and Abu Dhabi
Nov 2017
November 16, 2017 Authoritarianism, Politics, and Literature in Turkey
November 14, 2017 From CVE to 'Terrorism Prevention': Assessing New U.S. Policies
November 7, 2017 Operation Torch, Algiers 1942, and the Making of U.S. Middle East Policy
Oct 2017
October 25, 2017 Hezbollah's Terror Army: How to Prevent a Third Lebanon War
October 24, 2017 The Scoop on the Arab Street: New Polls, Taboo Topics
October 16, 2017 Iraq's Role in Countering the Islamic State's Finances
Sep 2017
September 29, 2017 After the Kurdish Referendum: Regional Implications
September 7, 2017 2017 Zeev Schiff Memorial Lecture with Maj. Gen. (Res.) Yair Golan, IDF
Jul 2017
July 31, 2017 Lone Wolf: Passing Fad or Terror Threat of the Future?
July 28, 2017 In the Warlords' Shadow: Embracing New Strategies to Fight the War on Terror
July 13, 2017 Turkey and the Failed Coup One Year Later
Jun 2017
June 23, 2017 Preparing to Counter ISIS 2.0: European CT Efforts Since Charlie Hebdo
June 16, 2017 Islamist Terrorism in the West
June 1, 2017 LBJ and the June 1967 War: Lessons from the American Role
May 2017
May 17, 2017 How Much Has the Trump Presidency Influenced Iran's Election?
May 15, 2017 The Rise of Jihad in Europe: Views from France
May 9, 2017 President Trump and the Middle East: Strategy and Policy after 100 Days
May 1, 2017 The Trump-Abbas Meeting: Issues, Constraints, and Ways Forward
Apr 2017
April 24, 2017 After the Jihad: The U.S. Response to Foreign Terrorist Fighters
April 18, 2017 Turkey's 'New Sultan': Prospects for Future U.S. and Regional Policy
Mar 2017
March 31, 2017 Stopping Extremists from Becoming Terrorists: A Strategy for the Trump Administration
Feb 2017
February 8, 2017 Trump-Netanyahu Meeting: A Reset for U.S.-Israel Relations?
February 6, 2017 After the Ayatollahs: The Middle East Post-Khamenei
Jan 2017
January 30, 2017 President Trump and the Middle East: Views from Israel
Nov 2016
November 14, 2016 The Day After Mosul: Lessons from Kirkuk
November 10, 2016 A New President and the Middle East
Oct 2016
October 27, 2016 Post 'Caliphate': The Future of the Salafi-Jihadi Movement
October 21, 2016 Counter-Error: Separating Fact from Fiction in the Middle East
October 18, 2016 The Rise and Fall of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood
October 13, 2016 The Evolution of Terrorism Financing: Disrupting the Islamic State
Sep 2016
September 26, 2016 America's Anxious Allies: Trip Report from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Israel
September 22, 2016 The Road to Mosul: Reports from the Field
September 21, 2016 How Technology Has Transformed the Terrorist Threat Fifteen Years after 9/11
September 19, 2016 Russia and the Syria Ceasefire Deal
September 15, 2016 An Inside Look at Israeli National Security Strategy
September 9, 2016 The Military Campaign against the Islamic State: An Assessment
September 7, 2016 U.S.-Iran Competition: Prospects and Limits of Cooperation
Aug 2016
August 11, 2016 A Transformative Experience: Understanding Hezbollah's Involvement in Syria
August 2, 2016 Prosecuting Assad: War Crimes, Mass Atrocities, and U.S. Policy
August 1, 2016 Energy and U.S. Middle East Policy in an Era of Plentiful Oil
Jul 2016
July 20, 2016 Inside Turkey's Failed Coup: What Happened? Why? What Next?
July 13, 2016 Teaching Terror: The Islamic State’s Textbooks, Guidance Literature, and Indoctrination Methods
July 8, 2016 Israeli Perspectives on International Peace Initiatives
Jun 2016
June 24, 2016 Rethinking the U.S. Military Role in the Middle East
May 2016
May 5, 2016 A Conversation on Security and Peace in the Middle East with HRH Prince Turki al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia and Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror, Israel
Apr 2016
April 12, 2016 Does the Middle East Still Matter? The Obama Doctrine and U.S. Policy
April 5, 2016 Combating Genocide: Reassessing the Fight Against the Islamic State
Mar 2016
March 25, 2016 Terror in Europe: Combating Foreign Fighters and Homegrown Networks
March 22, 2016 The Syrian Kurds: Whose Ally?
March 17, 2016 Putin's Middle East Policy: Causes and Consequences
Feb 2016
February 26, 2016 Internet Security and Privacy in the Age of the Islamic State
February 8, 2016 The Future of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Mosul, Economic Crisis, and Self-Determination
Dec 2015
December 22, 2015 Roundtable: Preserving a Path to a Two-State Solution
December 14, 2015 The Islamic State: New Inside Views
December 11, 2015 Is There a 'Moderate' Islam?
Nov 2015
November 23, 2015 After Paris: French Voices on the Challenge of ISIS, Syria, Iraq, and Islamist Terrorism
November 20, 2015 Mobilizing Against a ‘Preeminent Challenge of the Twenty-First Century’: Countering Violent Extremis
November 5, 2015 Cooperating, Not Condoning: Toward a More Constructive U.S.-Egypt Policy
November 4, 2015 The Rise of ISIS: 'Remaining and Expanding'
November 3, 2015 The Iraqi Kurdish Battle against ISIS: Reports from the Front
November 2, 2015 The Day After Turkey's Snap Elections
Sep 2015
September 25, 2015 2015 Schiff Memorial Lecture: Israeli National Security in a Changing Regional Environment
May 2015
May 28, 2015 Iraq and Iranian Influence: Between Balancing and Hezbollah-ization?
May 15, 2015 Money Flow in the Age of ISIS
Apr 2015
April 29, 2015 30th Anniversary Keynote Address by Vice President Joe Biden
April 1, 2015 Making Sense of Chaos in the Middle East: Multiple Wars, Multiple Alliances
Mar 2015
March 19, 2015 Outrage but No Action: The Obama Administration's Response to Syria's 'Caesar Photos' (listing)
Feb 2015
February 25, 2015 Fighting for Moderate Islam: Ideas and Activism on the New Front Line
February 23, 2015 U.S.-Israel Relations: A Changing Landscape?
February 20, 2015 Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters
February 13, 2015 Salafism in Lebanon
February 6, 2015 The Fight Against ISIL: Shiite Militias and the Coalition Effort
Jan 2015
January 29, 2015 Reports from across the Green Line: Politics and Policy in Israel and the West Bank
Dec 2014
December 16, 2014 The Battle of Ideas 2.0: Combating ISIS Ideology at Home and Abroad
December 4, 2014 Jihadism on the Rise in Europe: The Dutch Perspective
Nov 2014
November 6, 2014 The New 'Tri-Border' Region: Emerging Threats Along the Israel-Lebanon-Syria Frontier
Oct 2014
October 31, 2014 ‘Jewish and Democratic’: Implications of Israel’s Self-Description, at Home and Abroad
October 23, 2014 Schiff Memorial Lecture: Reflections on Islamism
Sep 2014
September 29, 2014 2014 Samuel W. Lewis Memorial Symposium
September 22, 2014 Defeating ISIS: From Strategy to Execution
September 11, 2014 Gaza and Beyond: The Arab-Israeli Arena in the Wake of the Hamas War
Aug 2014
August 7, 2014 Gaza: From Fighting to Ceasefire
Jul 2014
July 23, 2014 The Conflict in Gaza: Recalculating the Political-Military Equation
July 9, 2014 Red Lines: Inside the Battle for Freedom in Syria
July 2, 2014 Iraq's Crisis and the KRG
Jun 2014
June 13, 2014 Iraq's Dire Situation
June 2, 2014 Toward the Sisi Era: A New Page in U.S.-Egypt Relations?
May 2014
May 28, 2014 How the FBI Is Evolving to Meet Threats in a Changing Environment
May 12, 2014 Morocco's Approach to Countering Violent Extremism
May 8, 2014 2014 Weinberg Founders Conference
Apr 2014
April 29, 2014 Israel vs. al-Qaeda: Emerging Challenges on Two Fronts
April 25, 2014 Islamists in Government: Do They Moderate Once in Power?
April 17, 2014 The Syrian Conflict: Where Strategic Interest and Humanitarian Urgency Intersect
April 10, 2014 Memorial Event: Barry Rubin
April 4, 2014 U.S. Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse
Mar 2014
March 31, 2014 Turkey's Elections: Vote of Confidence or Game-Changer?
March 26, 2014 Revisiting U.S. CVE Efforts One Year After the Boston Bombing
March 14, 2014 Western Foreign Fighters in Syria: Implications for U.S. CVE Efforts
March 7, 2014 Turkey's Transformation: Prospects and Limits
Feb 2014
February 25, 2014 Confronting the Changing Face of Al-Qaeda Propaganda
February 21, 2014 Iran's Nuclear Debate: The Domestic Politics
February 4, 2014 Israel, America, and a Churning Middle East: A Trip Report
Jan 2014
January 27, 2014 Conflict in Syria: Geneva II and the Road Ahead
Nov 2013
November 19, 2013 Between the 'First Step' with Iran and Nuclear Fallout with Israel
November 14, 2013 The Kurdish Crescent: New Trends in Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran
November 13, 2013 New Strategies for Countering Homegrown Violent Extremism
Oct 2013
October 15, 2013 Soccer's Impact on Middle East Politics
October 10, 2013 Israel's National Challenges, at Home and Abroad with Yair Lapid
October 9, 2013 Israeli Security Policy in an Uncertain Middle East with Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad, IDF
October 1, 2013 Seventh Annual Scholar-Statesman Award Dinner
Sep 2013
September 3, 2013 Book Launch: Hezbollah's Global Footprint
Aug 2013
August 28, 2013 Beyond the Redline: U.S. Opportunities with Syria's Armed Opposition
Jun 2013
June 28, 2013 Arming the Syrian Rebels: Sliding Toward Iraq or Inching Toward Stability
June 14, 2013 Israel's Security Policy in a Changing Middle East with Moshe Yaalon, Defense Minister of Israel
June 13, 2013 Turkey: Will Protests at Home Affect Its Foreign Policy?
June 7, 2013 The Islamic Republic's Will to Survive: Likely Nuclear Resistance, Unlikely Social Revolt
June 3, 2013 Israel in the Whirlwind: A New Government Meets A Changing Security Environment
May 2013
May 9, 2013 Instant Analysis: Commentary on Secretary Hagel's Remarks
May 9, 2013 U.S. Defense Policy in the Middle East with Chuck Hagel
May 9, 2013 2013 Soref Symposium
May 9, 2013 Inside Syria: The Battle Against Assad's Regime
May 9, 2013 Egypt's Revolution, Two Years On: Transition in Distress?
May 9, 2013 Israel's New Government and the Challenge of Peacemaking with the Palestinians with Tzipi Livni
Apr 2013
April 17, 2013 The Death of Syria? Implications for America and the Middle East
Mar 2013
March 18, 2013 Obama to the Middle East: Expectations and Implications
March 7, 2013 Field Reports on Syria and the Opposition
March 5, 2013 Dateline Egypt and North Africa: Updates from the Field
Feb 2013
February 27, 2013 A Conversation on the Middle East featuring Senator Marco Rubio
February 8, 2013 Europe's Hizballah Problem
February 7, 2013 Year of Decision: U.S. Policy toward Iran in 2013
Jan 2013
January 31, 2013 Asset Test: New Strategic and Economic Dimensions of U.S.-Israeli Relations
January 18, 2013 Elections in Israel and Jordan: Implications for U.S. Policy
January 16, 2013 Inside U.S. Public Diplomacy toward the Middle East
January 14, 2013 Turkey Rising: Challenges and Prospects for the New Administration
Dec 2012
December 20, 2012 Is the End Near in Damascus?
December 18, 2012 Rockets versus Missiles in the Second Gaza War
December 14, 2012 Egypt on the Brink (Again)
Nov 2012
November 28, 2012 The Future of U.S.-Egypt Relations: Engagement without Illusions
November 8, 2012 After the Election: Implications for U.S. Middle East Policy
Oct 2012
October 10, 2012 The Future of the Palestinian Authority: Is Collapse an Option?
Sep 2012
September 21, 2012 How to Build U.S.-Israeli Coordination on Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout
September 10, 2012 Syria at War: Eyewitness Views from the Turkish and Lebanese Borders
September 4, 2012 Is al-Qaeda Central Still Relevant?
Aug 2012
August 29, 2012 Inside Iran's Nuclear Program
August 1, 2012 What Arabs Don't Know about America (And How to Fix It)
Jul 2012
July 31, 2012 The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran
July 25, 2012 Israel and Egypt: In-Depth Reports from a Changing Region
Jun 2012
June 19, 2012 Israeli National Security Strategy in the Expanded Coalition: A Conversation with Shaul Mofaz
June 14, 2012 Schiff Memorial Lecture with Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant (IDF, ret.)
May 2012
May 9, 2012 Egypt in Transition: What Happened to the Liberal Youths of Tahrir Square?
May 6, 2012 2012 Weinberg Founders Conference, Day 3
May 5, 2012 2012 Weinberg Founders Conference, Day 2
May 4, 2012 2012 Weinberg Founders Conference, Day 1
Apr 2012
April 26, 2012 Combating Transnational Organized Crime with William Wechsler