Counterterrorism Study Group

The Counterterrorism Study Group is a forum for former counterterrorism officials to review the latest threats, to understand emerging trends and future predictions, and to explore creative new proposals for improving the effectiveness of current policies and operations.


Podcast series

Listen to the latest episode of the China-MENA podcast, featuring conversations with academics, government leaders, and the policy community on China’s role in the Middle East.


Gulf Security Task Force

The Gulf Security Task Force is revisiting the question of how to best protect US interests in this sensitive, always relevant region. Our goal is to provide US decision-makers with an updated, fact-based strategy for protecting US interests in the air and maritime domain from the Persian Gulf to the Red Sea, and ensuring Gulf partners’ ability to assume this responsibility, with the assistance and leadership of the United States.


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China-MENA Podcast

May 19, 2022

Chinese Multilateralism in MENA

By Atlantic Council

Dawn Murphy joins us to discuss China's approach to drawing Middle East and North African countries into Chinese-led cooperative forums for political support and influence.

China Economy & Business

MENASource

May 14, 2022

Memorializing Sheikh Khalifa, transition, and restoring US-UAE relations

By R. Clarke Cooper

The death of Sheikh Khalifa and the designation of his successor occurs during the fiftieth anniversary year of formal diplomatic relations with the US, marking decades of increasing security cooperation vital to supporting US interests in the Middle East. 

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Apr 26, 2022

Warrick quoted in Bloomberg Government on shortcomings in Biden’s new immigration policies

By Atlantic Council

Human Rights Migration

In the News

Apr 24, 2022

Fontenrose quoted in The Guardian on US-Saudi relations amidst Russian invasion of Ukraine

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

In the News

Apr 22, 2022

Katz joins the Middle East Policy Council to discuss the impact of Russian invasion of Ukraine on the Middle East

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Economy & Business

In the News

Apr 21, 2022

Warrick on Newsy Tonight on the next phase of the war on Ukraine

By Atlantic Council

Thomas Warrick breaks down the Russian offensive in Ukraine, and notes that the next few weeks will be a critical time for the Ukrainian resistance.

Conflict Russia

In the News

Apr 21, 2022

Warrick quoted in Bloomberg Government on US admissions of Ukrainian refugees

By Atlantic Council

Civil Society Europe & Eurasia

China-MENA Podcast

Apr 20, 2022

Chinese Soft Power Projection in MENA

By Atlantic Council

Shaojin Chai joins us to discuss China's reliance on soft power to develop favorable influence throughout the MENA region.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Apr 20, 2022

Katz in The Hill: To be a great power, here’s the stance China should take on Russia

By Atlantic Council

China Conflict

In the News

Apr 19, 2022

Panikoff mentioned in Politico National Security Daily on his appointment as the director of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcrowft Middle East Security Initiative

By Atlantic Council

Middle East