Featured in-depth research & reports
MENASource Jul 20, 2021
As Israel and Jordan face an environmental squeeze, they must rebuild trust
By Gabriel Mitchell
Since signing a peace treaty in 1994, the two Middle Eastern neighbors have enjoyed several decades of economic and security cooperation. But today, the Israel-Jordan relationship is in dire straits.
Issue Brief Jun 24, 2021
No, the US shouldn’t withdraw from the Middle East
By William F. Wechsler
Wechsler responds to the New American Engagement Initiative’s latest publication. Read his recommendations and analysis on why the US should not withdraw from the Middle East.
Issue Brief Mar 31, 2021
Putin’s Mediterranean gambit: Endgame unclear
By Mark N. Katz
For more than 250 years, Russian leaders have sought to project power and influence in the Mediterranean region. Sometimes these efforts have met with a significant degree of success. At times, though, Russia has pulled back from the Mediterranean because of setbacks in the region, events in Europe, or convulsions inside Russia. These pullbacks, however, have never been permanent and have always been followed by renewed Russian efforts to gain influence in the region.
Featured commentary & analysis
MENASource Jun 24, 2021
US-Russia summit: Much ado about nothing in the Middle East
By Li-Chen Sim, Daniel Rakov, and Joze Pelayo
In this brief reaction piece, two experts from our working group on Chinese and Russian power projection in the Middle East offer their views on the potential implications of the US-Russia summit for the Middle East.
MENASource Jun 8, 2021
Five years of Russian aid in Syria proves Moscow is an unreliable partner
By Jonathan Robinson
After Russia’s first year in Syria, Russia became even more explicit with its intentions about the use of humanitarian aid. In other words, humanitarian aid had become a key soft power instrument.
MENASource Jun 2, 2021
Experts React: Israel might have a new government. What’s next?
By Atlantic Council
Atlantic Council experts react to the news of Israel’s new government and assess the significance of the coalition’s push to oust Israel’s longest-serving prime minister.
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