About the Middle East Program

The Middle East Program combines the intellectual grounding of its scholars with the power of its convening space to produce actionable ideas for policymakers around the world. Our Program offers a breadth and depth of programming on the prevailing economic, political, and social norms in the MENA region. We pay special attention to the role of women, the aspirations of the younger generation, and democratic and autocratic tendencies in governance. MORE

The Latest from the Middle East Program

Where Have All the Arab States Gone?

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Apr 16, 2015
Why don’t (or can’t) the Arabs take more responsibility for the problems that affect their region?It’s their neighborhood, after all. more

A Conversation with Ephraim Sneh

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April 28, 2015 // 1:00pm2:00pm
How does Israel look at the emerging U.S.-Iranian nuclear agreement? What are the prospects of negotiations with the Palestinians? And what are the implications of recent Israeli elections for Israel’s national security policies? Please join us for the second in a series of conversations with prominent Israeli politicians and experts about the future of Israel in the region and the U.S.-Israeli relationship. more

The Iran Deal Is Good–for the Mullahs

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Apr 10, 2015
"Barack Obama wanted to avoid being the U.S. president who presides over Iran getting the bomb. Iran wanted sanctions relief and validation of its nuclear program. Both sides made concessions, and a crisis appears to have been averted, at least in the short term. But what we know now suggests that the mullahs got the better end of the deal" writes Aaron David Miller. more

Yemen’s Other Crisis

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Apr 10, 2015
"Saudi Arabia is maintaining its air offensive in Yemen, and Houthi rebels continue to stage assaults. But another crisis is raging in Yemen that could pose an existential threat to one of the world’s most troubled nations," writes Michael Kugelman. more

MENA Women Quarterly Report (January-March 2015)

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Apr 09, 2015
The MENA Women Quarterly Report covers women’s advances and setbacks in politics, economics, conflict situations, and human rights issues throughout the MENA region. more

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