Jul 21, 2023

What’s behind growing ties between Turkey and the Gulf states

By Serhat S. Çubukçuoğlu and Mouza Hasan Almarzooqi

Erdoğan's tour of the Gulf opens a new chapter in Turkey's political and economic relations with the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

Defense Industry Drones

In the News

Jul 20, 2023

Lipner quoted in Jewish Insider on Biden’s conversation with Netanyahu

By Atlantic Council

Israel Middle East

In the News

Jul 20, 2023

Charai in the National Interest: Israel is Not a Racist State

Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, called Israel a “racist state,” touching off a controversy about America’s views toward the world’s only Jewish state. Ahmed Charai is a Moroccan publisher and an Atlantic Council Board Director. He is also an international counselor of the Center for a Strategic and International Studies, […]

Israel Middle East


Jul 20, 2023

The Islamic Republic exported its revolution to my country, Yemen. The international community must do more to stop this.

By Moammar Al-Eryani

The international community should not stand by and allow the malign behavior of the Islamic Republic to go unchecked.

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Event Recap

Jul 18, 2023

An overview of gender parity in Bahrain: Progress, challenges, and the path forward

By Nibras Basitkey and Lynn Monzer

A recap of the First Workshop in Bahrain

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth


Jul 18, 2023

Is Russia really siding with the UAE against Iran?

By Mark N. Katz

For Russia to endorse the GCC's position on three islands is especially surprising, considering how much Iran has done to support Moscow.

Iran Middle East


Jul 17, 2023

At risk of separating, can Israel and the US renew their vows?

By Shalom Lipner

President Joe Biden is rolling out the red carpet for his Israeli counterpart, Isaac Herzog, who arrives in the United States on July 18.

Israel Middle East


Jul 14, 2023

The ‘Tehran’ series isn’t far-fetched. Israeli agents are operating with ease in Iran.

By Arash Azizi

Undoubtedly, the ease with which Israeli intelligence agents operate inside Iranian territory is astonishing.

Iran Israel


Jul 14, 2023

After Tunisia expelled 1,200 Black Africans, here’s how the West can help avoid a humanitarian disaster

By Alissa Pavia and Tarek Megerisi

The West has the opportunity to prevent further deaths while simultaneously establishing resolutions to the migration predicament in Tunisia.

Algeria Civil Society


Jul 13, 2023

Iran joining the SCO isn’t surprising. But Beijing’s promotion of illiberal norms in Eurasia should get more attention.

By Jonathan Fulton

Deeper coordination between Iran and other member states gives momentum to the China-centered illiberal order being promoted by Beijing.

China East Asia