Recent Institute Analysis
UN Forces in Lebanon Losing Ground in a Fast-Deteriorating Security Situation
Despite the troubling trends and escalatory incidents described in the latest UN report, the Security Council seems intent on maintaining a failed policy instead of taking urgent action to curb the growing threat of war.
Aug 5, 2022◆
- Assaf Orion
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