United Nations arms embargo on Iran

How will the world react? The Middle East Programs presents a series of global perspectives on how the world is approaching the October 2020 expiration of the UN arms embargo on Iran.

Experts

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.

Past events

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Fontenrose speaks at the US-UAE Business Council’s videoconference on the UAE’s defense sector.

Events

Middle East Security & Defense

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

A conversation with H.E. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – H.E. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, discusses the recent announcement of normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT

Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Strangers to strategic partners: Thirty years of Sino-Saudi relations

ONLINE EVENT – This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Saudi Arabia. Over the past three decades, the bilateral relationship has transitioned from one of marginal importance for both countries to a comprehensive strategic partnership.

8:30am ONLINE EVENT

Experts

Content

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Improving counterterrorism and law enforcement cooperation between the United States and the Arab Gulf States

Thomas S. Warrick and Joze Pelayo present recommendations to improve and increase cooperation in civilian counterterrorism, law enforcement, border security, and aviation security between the United States and the Arab countries of the Gulf.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Thomas S. Warrick, Joze Pelayo

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Fontenrose speaks at the US-UAE Business Council’s videoconference on the UAE’s defense sector.

Events

Middle East Security & Defense

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

Mack quoted in Bloomberg on Middle East politics in a potential Biden administration

In the News

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

The Atlantic Council, Emirates Policy Center, and Institute for National Security Studies announce strategic partnership to advance UAE-Israel relations

October 15, 2020 — The August 2020 announcement of the Abraham Accords marked a historic moment for relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The agreement is a significant and exciting accomplishment. In addition to normalizing relations, the UAE and Israel have opened the door for cooperation and collaboration across economic, political, and security […]

Press Release

Israel Middle East

Tue, Oct 6, 2020

Fontenrose in The National: Iran could lose out if the US closes its Baghdad embassy

In the News

Iran Iraq

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Fontenrose quoted in Reuters on the passing of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah

In the News

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

The chosen people vs. their chosen people

As Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s court trial and the Knesset’s deadline to negotiate a fiscal deal draw near, the Israeli government faces a crisis of accountability. A bloated bureaucracy and constant competition have impaired the government’s ability to formulate and implement sound diplomatic, security, and economic decisions. A new Atlantic Council issue brief, “The Chosen […]

Issue Brief by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Fulton in Asia Society: The United Arab Emirates’ pivot to Asia

Report by Jonathan Fulton

China Middle East

Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Strangers to strategic partners: Thirty years of Sino-Saudi relations

This report begins with a brief historical overview of Sino-Saudi relations, it then discusses how the partnership has developed, and ends with an analysis of the bi- lateral relationship within the context of the US-Sino-Saudi triangle.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Jonathan Fulton

China Economy & Business

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

UAE Foreign Minister: Deal with Israel was made to save the two-state solution

The normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was just “a matter of time,” according to UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash, but the UAE finally struck the deal in return for the suspension of the Israeli government’s annexation plans, he said.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict Defense Policy