New Study

Tunisian demonstrators outside the general union building (UGTT), June 2022
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Civil Society in Tunisia:
Reduced U.S. support need not mean abandoning Tunisians or democratization, and can center on directing limited funds more intentionally.
Jan 23, 2023
  • Sabina Henneberg

Reform // Protest // Change

Biden Summit for Democracy 2021, Tunisia media protesters, Egyptian democracy workshop
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Reexamining U.S. Aid to the Middle East:
Massive U.S. investment has failed to improve outcomes since the Arab Spring uprisings. A more targeted, sensitive approach could yield better results and promote regional stability.
Dec 14, 2022
  • Ben Fishman

In Focus: Great Power Competition

Wing Loong fighter
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China's Security Presence in the Middle East:
A more assertive Beijing means that Washington must work harder to protect its traditional partnerships and secure sensitive information.
Oct 18, 2022
  • Grant Rumley

New Study

Eisenstadt monograph cover; U.S. "Plumbbob Hood" nuclear weapons test, 1957
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Iran's Nuclear Hedging Strategy:
Tehran’s willingness to pause aspects of its nuclear program may offer opportunities to stoke regime concerns about the potential costs of moving forward. 
Nov 29, 2022
  • Michael Eisenstadt