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Aug 16, 2022

Under Macron’s leadership, France is leading a middle power strategy in the Gulf. Here’s how.

By Jean-Loup Samaan

France is positioning itself as a Western partner that, although may not be a substitute to Washington, is one that provides a “convenient and credible” option to those Gulf leaders eager to diversify their partnerships.

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Event Recap

Aug 1, 2022

Biden’s trip to the Middle East: Outcomes and opportunities

By Alexandra Kaiss and Mariah Smith

On July 21st, the Middle East Programs’ Israel Project, in collaboration with the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, hosted a virtual event titled “Biden’s trip to the Middle East: Outcomes and opportunities.”

Israel Middle East

In the News

Aug 1, 2022

Shapiro interviewed in Al-Monitor Podcast about Israel-Saudi Arabia normalization

By Atlantic Council

Israel Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Jul 25, 2022

Arbit quoted in Haaretz on the Saudi Arabia’s role in Israel’s normalization

By Atlantic Council

Israel Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Jul 23, 2022

Cohen in Forbes: Biden’s Saudi adventure – An oil strategy failure and beyond

By Atlantic Council

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

China-MENA Podcast

Jul 20, 2022

China-GCC Relations

By Atlantic Council

Mohammed Al Sudairi joins us to discuss China-GCC Relations in terms of people, culture and businesses, the political view of the GCC towards China, how the US-China competition narrative is received by GCC countries, and how people from the Gulf see China.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jul 19, 2022

A tale of two greetings: Decoding Biden’s hand-to-hand diplomacy in the Middle East

By Jonathan Panikoff

The Biden-MBS fist bump reveals a frosty but functional relationship, while a handshake with Netanyahu reflects a long relationship—and political reality.

Politics & Diplomacy Saudi Arabia

New Atlanticist

Jul 19, 2022

Why Biden’s Mideast trip was much ado about very little

By Kirsten Fontenrose

Saudi Arabia’s definition of US commitment, as well as the Gulf’s more broadly, does not align with the amount of skin the United States is willing to put in the game.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

In the News

Jul 18, 2022

Kroenig and Ashford debate Biden’s Middle East policy

On July 15, Foreign Policy published its biweekly "It's Debatable" column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and NAEI resident senior fellow Emma Ashford. In their latest column, they debate Biden's Middle East policy on his first trip to the region as president.

Energy & Environment Middle East

In the News

Jul 15, 2022

Shapiro quoted in Al-Monitor on Saudi Arabia opening their airspace to Israel

By Atlantic Council

Israel Politics & Diplomacy

Experts