Middle East


Tired Narratives, Weary Publics Report
Supporters of Lebanon's Shiite militia Hezbollah carry portraits of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, and Hezbollah's secretary-general, Hassan Nasrallah, during a ceremony on the eve of the 10th day of the mourning period of Muharram, which marks the day of Ashura, in a southern suburb of the capital Beirut, October 11, 2016. (Getty)

Tired Narratives, Weary Publics

The United States must strengthen its public diplomacy strategy to better compete with Iran in the struggle for power and influence in the Middle East.

Sarah Alaoui

How Turkey Can Ensure a Successful Energy Transition Report

How Turkey Can Ensure a Successful Energy Transition

Turkey should build upon recent progress investing in renewable energy to transition its energy system and reduce its reliance on imported fossil fuels.

Deger Saygin, Max Hoffman, Philipp Godron

International Justice on Trial? Report
Slobodan Milošević in presidential campaign in Krusevac, Montenegro, December 17, 1992. (Getty/Chip HIRES/Gamma-Rapho)

International Justice on Trial?

International justice is at a critical crossroads, offering a perfect moment to examine its key accomplishments, shortcomings, and challenges moving forward.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Engage and Compete Report
Iraqi men work on a damaged house in Mosul's Old City, January 2018. (Getty/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

Engage and Compete

With the Islamic State in retreat, the United States needs a civilian-focused strategy to help Iraqis forge a peaceful path forward.

Daniel Benaim, Hardin Lang

Turkey’s Parliament Report

Turkey’s Parliament

There may be some room for meaningful parliamentary action under the vastly expanded executive power of the new Turkish presidential system.

Alan Makovsky

The Future of U.S.-Jordanian Counterterrorism Cooperation Report

The Future of U.S.-Jordanian Counterterrorism Cooperation

As the United States and Jordan enter the next phase of bilateral counterterrorism cooperation, they should work together to continue to strengthen Jordan’s security services.

Hardin Lang, William Wechsler, Alia Awadallah

Playing the Long Game Report
Lebanese soldiers sit on top of an armored personnel carrier during a media trip organized by the Lebanese army, on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek, northeast Lebanon, August 28, 2017. (AP/Hassan Ammar)

Playing the Long Game

The Trump administration should not walk away from a decade of U.S. investment in Lebanon’s armed forces and counterterrorism institutions, which remain on the front line of the campaign against the Islamic State.

Hardin Lang, Alia Awadallah

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