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

Yemen Melts Down: Is There a Solution?

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April 03, 2015 // 9:00am10:00am
Ambassador Stephen Seche, Attorney Haykal Bafana, and Journalist Peter Salisbury discuss whether Yemen is becoming a proxy battleground in the Sunni-Shiite conflict now raging across the Middle East. more

Security Policy in Sinai: Common Interests or a Collective Failure?

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April 08, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Ismail Alexandrani will discuss the Egyptian army’s security policy in the Sinai Peninsula. He will present the view from the ground based on field investigations and sociological research. more

Iran Nuclear Talks: The Day After

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April 01, 2015 // 1:45pm2:45pm
What are the consequences of the latest round of U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks? Will politics in Washington, Tehran, Jerusalem, and other players in the region make a comprehensive agreement possible? Join us BY PHONE as three prominent foreign policy analysts of Iran, Israel, and U.S. policy discuss the negotiations, the region, and the future of U.S.-Iranian relations. more

A Nuclear Deal Won’t Bridge the Divide Between Iran and the U.S.

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Mar 31, 2015
"But even if an agreement is reached, four decades of hostility between Iran and the United States will not be erased overnight," writes Haleh Esfandiari. more

The High Price of U.S. Cooperation With Iran

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Mar 28, 2015
"A deal on the nuclear issue may well slow Iran’s program. That would be a good thing. But a situation where the U.S. is not moving to check Iran’s influence or, worse, making excuses for Iranian behavior is likely to create huge problems for Washington and its friends in the region," writes Aaron David Miller. more

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Iraq: Now and After ISIS

April 02, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
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Yemen Melts Down: Is There a Solution?

April 03, 2015 // 9:00am10:00am

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